Pla de la Seu
08002 Barcelona, Spain
tel: +34 93 310 0669
NileGuide Expert tip:
A guard will normally be standing at the main entrance of the Cathedral checking for appropriate attire. Sometimes there is no one there, but it's best to avoid wearing short shorts and exposing tops just in case.
The Cathedral la Seu is also known as the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, a saint whose crypt is in the cathedral and is one of Barcelona's patron saints. This place of worship can be viewed from the square in front of it only because several years ago it was decided that an entire block of buildings should be torn down to better appreciate the grandeur of the construction. The interior is a treasure box full of elaborate chapels. The first one on the left displays a marble baptism basin which is said to be the very place where Christopher Columbus brought the first six "Indians" from the Americas to be blessed. An impressive choir, located in the center of the central nave, is a typical characteristic of the interiors of Spanish cathedrals. Walking through the cloister visitors can step over the burial grounds as the tombs of the rich and important line the floor.