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Cathedral of Santa Eulalia

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Cathedral of Santa Eulalia - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama taken inside the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia in Barcelona. The picture was taken balancing the camera on the front of a pew with long exposures as tripods were not allowed to be used in the church.

Cathedral of Santa Eulalia - FURTHER INFORMATION

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The Cathedral of Santa Eulalia (La Seu) in Barcelona is a Gothic cathedral church, and the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. It is named after Eulalia, a young virgin martyred for her faith in Roman times. In the cloisters are 13 white geese, which represent the age at which she is thought to have been killed. The cathedral is an important historic building and popular tourist attraction. Visitors can also ascend to the roof for stunning views over the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.

The Cathedral is 93m long and 40m wide. Inside are 28 side chapels located around the single nave. In the crypt is the sarcophagus of Santa Eulalia, a patron saint of Barcelona. The church has 2, late 14th century, octagonal clock towers which are about 50m high. The central spire is 70m high.

An earlier basilica, built here around 343, was destroyed by the Moors in 985. A secon, Romanesque church was built in 1058. Construction of the current cathedral took over 100 years, commencing in the 13th century and destroying all but the Santa Llucia chapel of the earlier church. The cloisters enclosing the Well of the Geese (Fuente de las Ocas) were completed around 1450, but the façade is much later, dating from the 19th century.


Cathedral of Santa Eulalia
Plaça de la Seu
08002, Barcelona, Spain


Subway: Jaume I (L4), Catalunya (L1, L3)

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