Barcelona Cathedral - is the main catholic temple of the city, the residence of the Bishop of Barcelona. Its official name «Catedral de Santa Eulalia», since it was built in memory of the holy martyr, recognized as the patron of Barcelona. According to the legend, Santa Eulalia was a shepherdess of geese, He was martyred for the Christian faith in 4 century. Catalan tradition says, that Eulalia left naked in the central area of Barcelona, to humiliate and force to surrender, but, miraculously in mid-spring snowfall, ukryvshy her nakedness. Infuriated Roman authorities were subjected to various tortures thirteen Woman, one for each year of life Eulalia, and, ultimately, martyr crucified on the cross. In the inner cloister of the Cathedral of live 13 Snow geese, symbolizing not only the age, but the purity and chastity of the Great.
Even in the IV century on the site of today's cathedral church of Barcelona was a Roman colony. Two hundred years later it might be exalted as, that it became the Cathedral, which later 400 years has been completely destroyed by the Moors. The construction of the Gothic cathedral began in the thirteenth century and lasted whole 150 years. Beautifully decorated facade, who is now the chief ornament of the temple, It was added to 1870 in upper Raval, a 90-meter spire only 1913 in upper Raval.
The interior of the cathedral is striking twilight, greatness, its austere and regal ambience. Glass Facades hromadnыh Oconee ozaryayut three naves, which are one of the brightest sample famous Catalan Gothic. By a wide staircase in front of the main altar you can go down to the tomb of Martyr Eulalia. Here is the alabaster sarcophagus, where the relics of the Holy.
Barcelona Cathedral is a treasure trove of art, a shining example of Gothic architecture and one of the main attractions of the city. Try to visit the cathedral during those time intervals, when you do not have to pay an entrance fee. For additional 3 € for the whole day, you can take the elevator to the roof of the Cathedral, with magnificent views of the Gothic Quarter. Lift the left of the main entrance.