Just a few blocks from the iconic Mercado de la Boquería and alongside other well-known buildings like the Museo de Historia de Barcelona and the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya, you will find the Catedral de Barcelona. Both the interior and the exterior of the capital city’s foremost church are sure to catch a visitor’s eye. Built in the 14th century, it is the touchstone of Catalan Gothic architecture. Take advantage of your stay at our hotel close to Ciutat Vella to get to know these treasures of Barcelona.
History of the Catedral de Barcelona
Long before the Majestic Catedral de Barcelona de Barcelona was built, a paleo-Christian basilica was in the same spot, housing the relics of Santa Eulalia. These relics were found and kept safe in the middle of the Muslim invasion. The church was damaged by the vicissitudes of that era, and in the 11th century they decided to replace it with a Roman temple.
However, they had to wait until the 14th century until the current Gothic cathedral was built. Work began in the year 1298 and continued for the next 150 years.