Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia


The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia is a Catholic cathedral in Barcelona. Dedicated to one of the patrons of the city. Located in the Gothic Quarter.nIt is this cathedral, and not, contrary to popular belief, Sagrada Familia, is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona and the main cathedral of Barcelona.nConstruction continued from 1298 to 1420 over the crypt of the former Visigoth chapel. Inside the cathedral is a patio, open to visitors. Here in one of the chapels live white geese. The white of the birds symbolizes the purity of Saint Eulalia. In another part of the cathedral there is an altar dedicated to the Holy North, a contemporary of St. Eulalia, also killed by the persecutors of Christians.nOn August 12, 1867, Pope Pius IX conferred on the Council the title of Small Papal Basilica.


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