If you spend your Barcelona holiday in or close to the gothic district, then you will directly experience some impressive examples of medieval buildings. Some of the most amazing remains of earlier times are the Cathedral, the Santa Maria del Mar church and the Santa Maria del Pi church.
The Cathedral of Barcelona
The gothic Cathedral which is also known as "La Seu", includes all the typical attributes of the gothic times like the typical gothic gargoyle and ornate sculptures. The Cathedral is situated in the heart of the Gothic district. Its official name is Cathedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia. Eulalia is the holy patron of Barcelona. Since 343 AD this square has a religious significance. The construction works on the current building already started in the year 1298 and the main building was primary finished in 1913.
Adjoining the Cathedral there is a abbey from the 14th century. In the garden, belonging to this abbey you can always find 13 goose, each representing a year of Saint Eulalias life. Saint Eulalia just became 13 years old. She was tortured to death from the Romans because of her religion and her beliefs. Her remains are buried in the crypt of the Cathedral.
From the roof of the Cathedral you can enjoy an exceptional view over the city of Barcelona
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Alco (4641) 2013-01-24 20:50
Amazing picture of that cathedral.It architecture is splendid.I also like the inclusion of the leaves on the top left with the sun shining across the branches.Very nice composition and colors.Very well done.
Have a nice Friday.
serp2000 (29242) 2013-01-25 0:07
I know this place. Thanks for so warm memories. We had got a TE-meeting on the stairs of this Cathedral. Outstanding quality, perfect sharpness, attractive colors!
gildasjan (38232) 2013-01-25 1:04
Belle prise de vue de cette scčne vivante devant cette superbe cathédrale de Barcelone.Une belle lumičre éclaire cette place.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-25 2:08
This is a wonderful mountain stone, richly carved. Exposure and sharpness are very good. The framing is very nice with the inclusion of vegetation. I appreciate the animation. Bravo.
Have a nice day
snunney (67430) 2013-01-25 2:26
I like the animated atmosphere here and the contrast between the austereness of the ancient architecture and the modernity of the casually dressed tourists. Very good management of the light and shadow contrasts; retaining detail in the architecture whilst avoiding over-exposure in the sunlit areas.
ikeharel (37424) 2013-01-25 2:28
The sun hiden by the green branchs on the left upper corner, allow a good light management overr the fine Gothic Cathedral. Second famous in Barcelona after the Segrada-familia.
Vibrant scene, all the tourists that always gather over the place, especially in summer.
A fine photojob, details shown in a most exalted clarity.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-25 6:14
jak milo, ze zamieszczasz zdjecie katedry w Barcelonie a nie Sagrade. To taki piekny i zabytkowy budynek a niestety moim zdaniem troche niedoceniony. Ladne ujecie i kolory, ciekawe uzycie ludzi do ozywienia kompozycji.
raszid62 (18216) 2013-01-27 1:41
Przepiękna barcelońska katedra, jej piękno i strzelistość powala wręcz na kolana. Jak widać to miejsce przyciąga tłumy turystów i wcale sie nie dziwię. silne kontrastowe swiatło, ale doskonale sobie z nim poradziłaś. Doskonała ostrość obrazu.
Noel_Byrne (7450) 2013-01-27 5:51
You have got a really exceptional view of this magnificent building, when I was he many years ago, I found it impossible to get the entire building into the frame, do really well done. The sun lighting it from behind also makes it that much more impressiive. The light in the foreground acts as a great interest there showing all the people milling around. Really great scene, cheers.
claudeD (24201) 2013-01-27 8:49
Wonderful architecture picture of this medieval cathedral of Barcelona. Very good composition and light managment. I like the scenery very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (86535) 2013-01-29 9:41
Belle architecture de la cathédrale qui attire beaucoup de monde, les détails sont trčs intéressant, bon POV, sublime lumičre
mkamionka (24583) 2013-01-29 13:08
widze ze mialas podobny problem jak ja - slonce swiecilo mi w oczy kiedy stalem na tym placu. Jednak skutecznie sobie z tym poradzilas chowajac swiatlo za drzewem. Ja w dodatku mialem przed soba rosztowania zaslaniajace katedre.
Tak wiec z tym wieksza ciekawoscia moze podziwiac te swiatynie na Twoim zdjeciu. Bardzo ladna prezentacja, gratulacje.
EstelleJ (921) 2013-02-17 20:37
I must admit it took me some time to even try to get to photos from Barcelona - a city of my broken heart!:))
I am happy I found your photos of Barcelona here with all the interesting notes you provide. This city is really very beautiful and I am starting to warm up to it thanks to your therapeutic photos...))
This one is particularly outstanding due to its amazing light and sharpness of every little detail on this impressive gothic cathedral.
The tree branch on the top with the Sun peeking through the leaves adds a beautiful touch to the entire composition.
Thank you and have a great week!
jmdias (45830) 2013-02-18 15:17
even against the sun you got a perfect image with an indirect light showing these details of the precious façade. excellent job. well done.
omid266 (566) 2013-03-16 21:06
Hello Barbara ,
Thank you , your Gallery of foto is very nice !
God bless !
- Copyright: Barbara Stec (Sonata11) (28391)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2i, Tamron 18-270 F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-24 18:33