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Location address: España, Barcelona
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The cathedral is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona, a young, 13 year old virgin of Barcelona who suffered martyrdom during Roman times. One story is that she was exposed naked in the public square and a miraculous snowfall in mid-spring covered her nudity. The enraged Romans put her into a barrel with knives stuck into it and rolled it down a street (according to tradition, the one now called ‘‘Baixada de Santa Eulalia’‘). The body of Saint Eulalia is entombed in the cathedral’‘s crypt.
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia (Catalan: Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia, Spanish: Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia), also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain. The cathedral was constructed from the 13th to 15th centuries, with the principal work done in the 14th century. 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.
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Hotel Rooms: 80
This boutique hotel offers a gym and a rooftop chill-out terrace with a swimming pool and wonderful city views. It is located 100 metres from Barcelona Cathedral, in the historic Gothic Quarter.
Barcelona Cathedral is a gothic cathedral dating back over five hundred years.