Sunday, 16 February 2014

Cathedral de Santa Eulalia or the main cathedral of Barcelona

When people refer to the cathedral of Barcelona from a tourist perspective, everyone is thinking of the Sagrada Familia which is still under construction and already more famous than the Santa Eulalia Cathedral. From a religious perspective, this is the most important building of the region.

It was also surprising to us, we have been several times in Barcelona and visited Sagrada Familia three times. We never heard of this gothic church from the 13th century before. It took them almost 3 centuries to complete the construction works but the result is fabulous. Next to the facade, the high arched ceilings were the most impressive. Christianity is still so popular in Barcelona that they were running several messes after each other during the morning and early afternoon. We hardly could visti the church.

Wanneer toeristen refereren naar de kathedraal van Barcelona, denkt iedereen aan de Sagrada Familia die men nog steeds aan het bouwen is. Deze is reeds beroemder dan de Santa Eulalia kathedraal. Uit een religieus perspectief is dit de belangrijkste kerk van het bisdom. 

Dit was voor ons ook een verrassing. We zijn reeds verschillende keren in Barcelona geweest en bezochten de Sagrada Familia drie keer. We hadden nog nooit van deze 13de eeuwse gotische kerk gehoord. De bouwwerken namen ongeveer drie eeuwen in beslag en het eindresultaat is verbluffend. Naast de voorgevel waren de hoge geboogwelfde plafonds het meest indrukwekkend. Het christendom is nog steeds heel populair in Barcelona er werden verschillende missen na elkaar opgedragen in de ochtend en vroege namiddag. We hadden bijna geen mogelijkheden deze kerk te bezoeken. 
 
Cathedral de Santa Eulalia Barcelona

Cathedral de Santa Eulalia Barcelona

Cathedral de Santa Eulalia Barcelona

Cathedral de Santa Eulalia Barcelona

Cathedral de Santa Eulalia Barcelona

Cathedral de Santa Eulalia Barcelona

Cathedral de Santa Eulalia Barcelona

Cathedral de Santa Eulalia Barcelona

Cathedral de Santa Eulalia Barcelona

Cathedral de Santa Eulalia Barcelona

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! Very informative post.

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  2. Just to imagine 3 centuries of construction! I love the backdrop of clouds in your first photo.

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  3. Je vangt prachtig het licht en de sfeer in de kerk!

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  4. impressive, how big is your churches presentation list? 183 I see in your key list, BRAVO! happy sunday eve and good start in the new week:-)

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  5. Magnificent Cathedral. Wonderful to read that it's being used a lot.

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  6. All of these Barcelona pics are making me want to take a holiday.

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  7. it is truly magnificent - inside AND out.

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  8. ja heel bijzonder is deze kathedraal Filip. Lieve groeten, Dietmut

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  9. Hermosas Fotografías.

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