Day 7 - Barcelona CathedralNovember 3, 2017 in the Netherlands
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross is the church of Barcelona's Archbishop. It sits on an elevated piece of land in the Berri Gothic district. The sìte where the church sits now was also the location of a Roman temple, a mosque and later a 1st century church destroyed by the Moors. Constuction of the present church began in 1298 under King Jaume II. War and plagues slowed construction and the main building was only completed in 1460. Work continued with the gothic facade being completed in 1889. The architecture has touches of gothic, medieval and renaissance.
The church is 93m long, 40m wide and 28m high in the central nave. Within the Cathedral there is one nave and behind the alter there are 15th century stained glass windows, the adjoining church cloister dates back to the 14th century. I have several pics for you to enjoy including the pipe organ, (one of my fav things) the magnificent ceilings and the 15th century stained glassRead more