La Catedral de Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia, is the Gothic Cathedral of Barcelona and is the see of the Archbishop of Catalunya. Its history brings us back to the thirteenth century, during the reign of James II.
The work began in May 1298 and lasted approximately 150 years, although construction of the facade is from the early nineteenth century. Initially it was not intended to build a whole new cathedral but the first decision was to remodel the existing one. Is for this reason that is built above the old Romanesque cathedral, which can still be seen the remains at the Museum of History of the City of Barceona.
It has been declared a Cultural, and National Historic-Artistic Monument since 1929. This religious building is dedicated to the memory of Santa Eulalia, patroness of the city (commonly we celebrate the festival of La Mercè as being the patron saint, but in fact is the patroness of the diocese).
Individual visits: Monday to Saturday from 13.15 h. 16.30 h. Sundays, 14:00 to 17:15 h.
Group visits, by prior arrangement: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 h. and 17.15 to 19.00 h. Saturdays, 9:00 to 12:00 h.
Price: General 4 €. Reduced € 3 (groups, minimum 25 people), 2.20 € (visiting Roofs), 1.80 € (visiting groups to the covers), 2 € (visit the choir), 1 € (visit the Chapter House and the Museum).