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Catedral de Barcelona: Admission Ticket

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  • Your visit to Barcelona is incomplete without dropping by the beautiful Cathedral, representative of 3 different architectural periods.
  • Be awed by the imposing facade of the Cathedral and the ornate rooftop spire, a product of 150 years of gruelling work.
  • Enter the Cathedral to admire the magnificent specimens of Gothic art, as well as the Gothic and Baroque altarpieces.
  • Head towards the choir to see the 15th-century pinnacles and canopies, and a well-maintained wooden pulpit. Look closely at the pulpit to see a beautiful depiction of the Virgin Mary and Child.
  • Go to the rooftop to see extraordinary views of the Gothic Quarter.
  • Don’t miss out on seeing the Well of Geese in the cloister, commemorating the death of Saint Eulalia.
  • Explore Sala Capitular and check out the select artworks on display here.
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

Barcelona Cathedral is a remarkable architectural and religious monument in the capital city of Spain. Constructed from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, the Barcelona Cathedral is known for its magnificent gothic style of architecture. This cathedral is where his holiness, the Archbishop of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain sits.

Barcelona Cathedral COVID-19 Safety Measures 

  • Barcelona Cathedral is equipped with sanitation facilities to ensure you stay safe throughout.
  • Mask wearing is mandatory while inside Barcelona Cathedral.
  • To ensure minimal physical contact, book your tickets online.
  • Maintain a distance of 2 meters from other visitors during your visit.

Why Visit Barcelona Cathedral

  • Admire its rich gothic architectural styles, details and craftsmanship, from the facade to the gold furnishings within.
  • Barcelona Cathedral also houses the stately Gothic and Baroque altarpieces, part of the Church of Saint Severas as well as the 140 statues of saints that call the cathedral home.
  • You can admire the wonder of the choir, the baptistery, and the tomb of Saint Eulalia.
  • There's an adjoining cloister that features a verdant tropical garden that is home to 13 white geese that represent the age Saint Eulalia (the saint the Barcelona Cathedral was built in honor of) is believed to have died.
  • Visit the top of the cathedral on the roof. Here you get to witness breathtaking views of the city.

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  • Enjoy the peace and serenity that the Cathedral of Barcelona offers as you admire its beauty, which speaks of influences from three different architectural periods.
  • Inside, you can view the 15th-century pinnacles and canopies.
  • Observe the Virgin Mary and Child depiction on the wooden pulpit.
  • See the Well of Geese in the cloister, which commemorates the death of Saint Eulalia.
  • Check out the artworks on display at the Sala Capitular (chapterhouse).
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of the Gothic Quarter from the terrace.

Validity:

This ticket is valid on the date and time selected during checkout.

Cancelation Policy:

The ticket cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

Barcelona Cathedral Highlights

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The Cathedral floor and cloister

Located right next to the Barcelona Cathedral and easily accessible from the cathedral floor, is the cloister. It was built much later than the cathedral, sometime in the 14th century, and is considered just as beautiful, if not more. It is loved for the charming courtyard with tall palm trees; a refreshing change of scenery in the Gothic Quarter. Here, you also get to see the 13 geese bathing in the Well of the Geese. The geese are believed to represent the age at which Saint Eulalia was martyred. It is also one of the only places to host Barcelona's most striking tradition of 'Ou com Balla' or dancing egg.

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The choir

One of the most magnificent sights and significant sculpture works inside Barcelona Cathedral is that of the choir or choir seats that date back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Built in the Catalan Gothic style, its canopies and pinnacles were made by the sculptor Michael Lochner and his disciple Johan Friedrich at the end of the 15th century. Having preserved its charm as is, on these seats you see the details such as the coats-of-arms of the knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece which were painted on the backs of all the choir seats.

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The museum

Gothic Barcelona Cathedral has a small museum too, that is located under the gallery of the cloister next to the chapel dedicated to Saint Lucia. The museum does not have too many artefacts on display. However, the few works here are considered to be of great importance, like the works of Spanish gothic painter Bartolomé Bermejo. You will also find the terracotta sculpture of Saint Eulalia by Anthony Claperós, and paintings of Saint Bernardino and the Guardian Angel. Another significant piece is the monstrance, from the late-14th century, made up from the campaign throne of King Martin the Humane.

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Chapel of Lepanto

The Chapel of Lepanto was built as a small chapterhouse or place to hold meetings. It is considered special because it holds an unusual crucifix known as the Holy Christ of Lepanto. The crucifix is famous for its slanted shape, which according to legend occurred when it was aboard a royal ship under the attack of a cannonball fire. It is believed that the crucifix miraculously leaned to the side on its own to avoid the fire and has stayed slanted that way since. Another story says the cross was in the ship and was moved to cover a large hole that would've sunk the ship.

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Rooftops

To enjoy spectacular views of the city of Barcelona take the elevator up to the rooftops from the Barcelona Cathedral. It can be accessed through the chapel of Innocent Saints. This is an especially good idea if you're on a time-crunch, you'll only have to pay a small fee to use the lift. Once here, you get to take in the views of central Barcelona and some of the well-known parts of the city like the two bell towers, the two lateral pinnacles, the cimborio crowned by the Holy Cross, the cloister and just a beautiful panoramic view of Barcelona.

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Barcelona Cathedral Tickets Timings
  • Cultural and tourist visit hours on Weekdays:
    10:30 AM to 6:30 AM (access closes at 6 pm)
  • Cultural and tourist visit hours Saturdays:
    10:30 AM to 5 PM (access closes at 4:30 pm)

Cultural and tourist visit on Sundays is suspended until further notice.

Duration: It will take about 2 hours to fully explore the Barcelona CathedralBest time to visit

Best time to visit the Barcelona Cathedral would be during the weekdays. It is also recommended to go between 5 PM to 6 PM to witness the sunset and enjoy the dreamy views of the sunlight shining through the intricate stained glass of the Cathedral. If you want to experience tranquility, go at 9 AM on Mondays, the quietest slot of the week.

Getting to Barcelona Cathedral

Address: Cathedral of Barcelona, Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.

Find on Map 

  • By Bus: Take #47, 120, N8, N28, V15 or V17 to Via Laietana - Pl Ramon Berenguer. Barcelona Cathedral is located a 3-minute walk from here.
  • By Metro: Take the L3 on the Green Line and get off at Liceu. From here, it is a 7-minute walk to Barcelona Cathedral. Or, you can take Line L4 on the Yellow Line and alight at Jaume I. From here, it is only a 4-minute walk.
  • By Hop-On Hop-Off: The nearest stop for Barcelona Cathedral is Catedral - Gòtic with the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus.
Barcelona Cathedral Mass Timings

Weekdays (Chapel of the Holy Sacrament)

  • 9 AM, 11 AM, 7.15 PM -Catalan
  • 12 PM - Spanish

Sundays and Holidays (High Altar)

  • 9 AM, 1 PM, 7.15 PM - Catalan
  • 10.30 AM - Conventual in Catalan with the Francesc Valls Chamber Choir
  • 12 PM, 6 PM - Spanish

Saturdays and Eves of Holidays (Chapel of the Holy Sacrament)

  • 9 AM, 11 AM - Catalan
  • 12 PM - Spanish
Barcelona Cathedral Tickets Rules
  • It is important to dress in proper clothes while visiting Cathedral Barcelona. Knees and shoulders are to be covered. Shawls are available for sale around the premises.
  • Cameras and photography are allowed inside the Cathedral.
Nearby Barcelona Cathedral
  • La Boqueria Market: Visit Barcelona's busiest and Europe's most popular vibrant meat and produce market.
  • Ciutadella Park: Stroll through Barcelona's most popular and picturesque park with a vast green expanse and several attractions.
  • Gothic Quarter: The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona dates back to the Middle Ages. It is known for its gorgeous winding roads, beautiful architecture, and hidden gems like restaurants, boutique shops, and more. 
  • Sagrada Familia: Already a UNESCO World Heritage Site, despite still in the process of completion, the Sagrada Familia has become an iconic, surreal structure by Antoni Gaudi, slated for completion in 2026.
  • Picasso Museum: Home to over 4,000 works of art by the greatest of great, Pablo Picasso, the Picasso Museum is Barcelona's most popular and most visited art studio.

All Your Questions About Barcelona Cathedral Tickets Answered

Q. Are Barcelona Cathedral tickets available online now?

A. Yes, you can buy Barcelona Cathedral tickets online.

Q. How long is my Barcelona Cathedral tickets valid for?

A. Your Barcelona Cathedral tickets are valid for the date and time selected during checkout.

Q. What is the price of Barcelona Cathedral tickets?

A. Barcelona Cathedral ticket prices start at €9. You can buy Barcelona Cathedral tickets here.

Q. What public safety measures are in place at the Barcelona Cathedral?

A. Aside from having to wear your mask and maintain social distance at all times, you will be provided with hand sanitisers at all points. Certain areas of the cathedral may also be shut for safety purposes.

Q. Do my Barcelona Cathedral tickets include skip-the-line access?

A. No, the standard entry tickets to Barcelona Cathedral don't allow skip-the-line entry.

Q. Are guided tours of Barcelona Cathedral available?

A. The Barcelona Cathedral tours are self-guided tours, so guided tours are not available.

Q. What is the cancelation policy on my Barcelona Cathedral tickets?

A. Barcelona Cathedral tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

Q. What are the timings for Barcelona Cathedral?

A. The Barcelona Cathedral is open for cultural and tourist visits from 10:30 AM to 6:30 AM on weekdays and from 10:30 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays.

Q. What is the best time to visit Barcelona Cathedral?

A. The best time would be either on Monday at 9 am or between 5 pm to 6 pm on weekdays.

Q. Is there a dress code at the Barcelona Cathedral?

A. As a functioning church, visitors are expected to dress modestly. Wear clothes that cover the knees and shoulders.

Q. What all can I access with my Standard Entry Ticket to Barcelona Cathedral?

A. Your Barcelona Cathedral tickets allow you to access the cathedral in its entirety, from the cathedral floor and cloister, and choir to the terrace.