Barcelona: La Seu Cathedral

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Dear Commons Community,

Elaine and I arrived at Barcelona yesterday early in the morning a bit jet-lagged. We are staying at the Hotel Colon in the heart of the Gothic Quarter just across the placa from La Seu Cathedral. 

La Seu was named after Barcelona’s patron Saint Eulalia; its official name – Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia – is Catalan for Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia. The commonly used name La Seu refers to the status of the church as the seat of the diocese.  Construction started in the 13th century and was finished in 1448.

The inside of the cathedral has magnificent art and sculpture (almost all anonymous) throughout.  A catwalk provides magnificent panorama views of the city.

Last night we had dinner at 9:00 pm at an outdoor café on the placa where bands played until midnight.


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