On this half-day private tour you will visit the Gothic quarter and Cathedral of Barcelona.
The site of the cathedral was occupied by a basilica with three naves, destroyed by Almanzor in 925, remains of which are to be found in the subsoil and can be visited, and later by the Romanesque cathedral, begun in 1046 and consecrated in 1058. The present cathedral, begun in 1298, taking advantage of elements of the previous one, consists of three naves and an apse, covered with pointed arches. Most of the church as well as the cloister was built between 1365 and 1388, under the direction of Bernat Roca, the successor to Jacobus Fabre. Although the building was completed in mid-15C, the main facade was not built till the early years of 20C. Among the areas of interest, the most noteworthy are the Romanesque door of San Ivo (Sant Iu), in the older wing, in los Condes Street and the chapel of the Cristo de Lepanto, formerly the Sala Capitular, which is the outstanding part of the whole building, covered with a stellar vault.
As well we will visit the famous Museum of Picasso.
Day by Day Itinerary:
1/2 Day (Duration: 04h00 approx.)
BARCELONA - Your Private English-Speaking Official Guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or at our recommended restaurant in the Gothic Quarter.
- Discover the charm and mystery of the medieval quarter of BARCELONA with this half-day
- Visit the Cathedral and stroll through the surrounding narrow streets
before enjoying the unique collection of works by Pablo Picasso, the
world famous artist who spent his youth in Barcelona.
- The tour will end in the Gothic quarther.
- We have reserved a table for your lunch either before or after the tour at a
recommended restaurant. LR
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