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The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia
©2012 By Tomasz Dziubinski

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain. The cathedral was constructed throughout the 13th to 15th centuries, with the principal work done in the 14th century. The cloister, which encloses the Well of the Geese (Font de les Oques) was completed about 1450. The neo-Gothic fašade was constructed over the nondescript exterior that was common to Catalan churches in the 19th century. The roof is notable for its gargoyles, featuring a wide range of animals, both domestic and mythical.

The cathedral was constructed over the crypt of a former Visigothic chapel, dedicated to Saint James, which was the proprietary church of the Viscounts of Barcelona, one of whom, Mir Geribert, sold the site to Bishop Guislebert in 1058. Its site faced the Roman forum of Barcelona.

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Nikon D3S ,Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
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goelsamuel17-Jan-2013 19:18
Incredibly beautiful image of the cathedral! V!
MarcViskens20-Oct-2012 08:14
very beautiful Tomasz
Dan the man19-Oct-2012 01:39
Excellent work my friend! I love it!! 10/10
Fred Parsons19-Oct-2012 01:19
very nice
Chris Spracklen18-Oct-2012 22:17
Fabulous photo, Tomasz.
Wonderful exposure and composition. *V*
J. Scott Coile18-Oct-2012 18:47
Well processed.
Nestor18-Oct-2012 15:38
A superb composition and a flattering sky and clouds that really dress up the heavenly scene.
This is a very beautiful Cathedral.
Walter O. Koenig18-Oct-2012 15:27
Superb clarity and details. "V"
Santi Bravo Figueras18-Oct-2012 15:17
Helen Betts18-Oct-2012 14:44
Beautiful church and capture of it, and love that dramatic sky! V.
Milan Vogrin18-Oct-2012 09:56
Graeme18-Oct-2012 09:54
A beautiful capture of the cathedral with its many visitors, Tomasz. BV
Ann...18-Oct-2012 08:58
This photograph has given me the perfect reason, as if one is needed, to return to Barcelona. I was there for only 4 days and entranced by the Sagrada Família, but this is a superb Catedral and an equally superb image of it. V.
gerard belbeoch18-Oct-2012 08:50
bien belle
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