Sunday, July 13, 2014

Barcelona, 2013: Catedral de Barcelona (Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia)

The Cathedral of Santa Eulalia is one of Barcelona’s largest religious buildings. 
The cathedral is also known as La Seu Cathedral 
based on its location in front of Plaça de la Seu. 
The site of the cathedral has long been a place for worship, 
as the first basilica was built already during the Roman occupation in year 343 A.D. 
This basilica was later burned and destroyed during a Moor invasion, 
but it didn’t take long until a cathedral was built in its place.

The cathedral is dedicated to Santa Eulalia, co-patron saint of Barcelona. 
According to the Catholic tradition, 
Eulalia was a young virgin who suffered martyrdom during Roman times  in the city. 
She was killed at the age of 13 for refusing to dismiss Jesus as the son of God. 

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