What do you see in Barcelona Cathedral?
The Cathedral is magnificent from the inside and also from the outside. It has three naves with a total of twenty-eight chapels, two 50 meter tall bell towers protecting the Cathedral and stained-glass windows that gives a beautiful lighting effects interiorly. Inside the Cathedral you will be delighted by many sculptures and paintings of local Catalan artists, the most famous one is the Black Madonna sculpture. The prayer complex is surrounded with beautiful wood carvings such as imaginary creatures with sharp pointed teeth that are used for intimidation of the ghosts.
One of the main tourist attractions is the cloister that dates back to the 14th century and can be visited directly from the Cathedral. The inner courtyard is surrounded by a beautiful gothic patio, where the monks used to conduct classes and debates. Nowadays, you will always find there thirteen geese, symbolizing the 13 years of Santa Eulalia, the age when she was martyred.
Under the gallery of the cloister there is an access to a museum that used to be a soup kitchen for the poor people. Although this museum is quite small, it contains beautiful masterpieces worth seeing, such as the sculpture of Saint Eulalia or a baptism font from the old Romanesque temple.
Inside the Cathedral there is an elevator, which offers a visit on the roof and a quite impressive panoramic view on the city.