Opening Hours of Barcelona Cathedral | Mass Timings, Holidays, And Best Time to Visit


Constructed over 150 years, the first stone for the Barcelona Cathedral was laid on 1st May 1298 under the rule of James II the Just, then King of Aragon and Count of Barcelona. This UNESCO world heritage site welcomes more than a million visitors every year. Read on to find out more about the opening hours, the best time to visit, and other such vital information. 

Barcelona Cathedral Opening Hours

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Opening Hours for Worship and Prayer

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm / 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm / 5:15 pm to 8 pm
  • Sunday: 8:30 am - 1:45 pm / 5:15 pm to 8 pm
Barcelona Cathedral

Cultural and Tourist Visiting Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm (access will be closed at 6 pm) 
  • Saturdays: 10:30 am - 5 pm (access will be closed at 4:30 pm)
  • Sunday: The Barcelona Cathedral is closed on Sundays for cultural and tourist visits until further notice.

Visit Duration: It will take around 1-2 hours to fully explore the Barcelona Cathedral.

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, Holy Christ of Lepanto)

  • 9 am, 11 am - Catalan
  • 12 pm - Spanish

High Altar

  • 6 pm - Spanish
  •  7:15 pm - Catalan 

Best Time to Visit Barcelona Cathedral

 The best time to visit Barcelona is from May to June with moderate temperatures throughout the city. No stranger to throngs of tourists, the Mediterranean city gets most visitors in July and August. The best months to visit the city and the Barcelona Cathedral are between March, May, September, and October. Take lazy afternoon strolls on gothic streets under the clear sky and explore the Gothic Quarter for all it has to offer including the Piccaso Museum and the Güell Palace. You can also consider a trip in the winter between November and February. This is also opportune for tourists traveling on a budget as the prices for accommodation drop. While the expenses may reduce during winter, the lines to enter the world-famous cathedral are longer around Christian holidays like Christmas and Easter.

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Getting to Barcelona Cathedral

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

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Here are the best ways you can get to Barcelona Cathedral:

Getting to Barcelona Cathedral by bus

By Bus

Closest stop: Via Laietana - Pl Ramon Berengue

Distance to Cathedral: 210 meters

Getting to Barcelona Cathedral by metro

By Metro

Closest station: Jaume I 

Distance to Cathedral: 290 meters

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By Hop-On-Hop-Off bus

Closest Stop: Catedral - Gòtic

Frequently Asked Questions About Barcelona Cathedral Opening Hours

Q. When does the Barcelona Cathedral open on weekdays?

A. You can visit the Barcelona Cathedral from Monday - Friday between 10:30 am - 6:30 pm (access will be closed at 6 pm).

Q. What are the Barcelona Cathedral opening hours on Saturdays?

A. You can visit the Barcelona Cathedral between 10:30 am - 5 pm on Saturdays.

Q. What time does access close at the Barcelona Cathedral?

A. On weekdays, access will be closed at 6 pm. On Saturdays, you cannot access the cathedral after 4:30 pm.

Q. Is the Barcelona Cathedral closed on Sunday?

A. The Barcelona Cathedral is closed on Sundays for cultural and tourist visits until further notice.

Q. How much time is needed to see the Barcelona Cathedral?

A. You will need anywhere between 1-2 hours to fully experience the cathedral.

Q. What are the mass timings on weekdays?

A. You can attend the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament mass at 9 am, 11 am, 7:15 pm (Catalan), and at 12 pm (Spanish).

Q. When is the High Altar mass?

A. The High Altar mass is hosted on Sundays and on other holidays in both Catalan and Spanish