Barcelona Cathedral Building, Photos, Design, Date, Location, Picture
Barcelona Cathedral : Architecture
Historic Structure in Barri Gothic, Catalonia, Spain
Barcelona Cathedral Building
Barcelona Cathedral / Seu de Barcelona
Location: Barri Gotic, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
Date built: 1298-1448
Photos from Summer 2011 of this Barcelona Cathedral:
Well-preserved historic architecture in the centre of the old city. This is a stone building locked into the tight web of streets and alleyways in the Barri Gothic.
The building is being refurbished almost continuously, certainly on visits in 2006 and 2011.
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain. The cloister, which encloses the Well of the Geese (Font de les Oques) was completed in 1448. In the late 19th century, the neo-Gothic façade was constructed over the nondescript exterior that was common to Catalan churches. The roof is notable for its gargoyles, featuring a wide range of animals, both domestic and mythical.
It is a hall church, vaulted over five aisles, the outer two divided into chapels. The transept is truncated. The east end is a chevet of nine radiating chapels connected by an ambulatory. The high altar is raised, allowing a clear view into the crypt.
The present Gothic cathedral was begun on the foundations of the previous churches on 1 May 1298; James II the Just was King of Aragon at the time, and Bernat Pelegri was Bishop of Barcelona. The church was built from the east end towards the west end, with a simple west facade completed in 1417. The cloister was completed in 1448, making the total duration of construction 150 years. In the late 19th century, Miguel Girona i Agrafel offered to complete the neo-Gothic facade and towers as inspired by the original 15th-century design and drawn by the architect Josep O. Mestres. This work was completed in 1913 by Girona’s children.
Address: Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 933 15 15 54
Height: 90 m
Architects: August Font i Carreras, Josep Oriol Mestres
Architectural styles: Gothic Revival architecture, Gothic architecture
Burials: Ramon Berenguer I, Count of Barcelona, more
Barcelona Cathedral images available upon request
Barcelona Cathedral to use Scottish Stone
Stone from Clashach Quarry, Moray, is being used to complete parts of this Catalan Cathedral building. Also, in 2006, sandstone from the same quarry – Moray Stone Cutters – is being used at Sagrada Familia by architect Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona.
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Barcelona Cathedral Building Photos © Adrian Welch / Isabelle Lomholt
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