Car parks close to the Barcelona Cathedral

The Barcelona Cathedral is right in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Thus, it’s in one of the four neighborhoods that make up the Ciutat Vella district. This means that it’s located right in the city center, which makes the parking situation very complicated. Parking in Barcelona can be a difficult task because of the number of cars on the streets and the shortage of city parking spots. Also, regulated parking is difficult to find successfully when it’s time to park your car. Parking is separated into two colors: the blue area, where anybody can park (prepaid) for up to four hours; and the green area, which is for neighborhood residents, or visitors for up to two hours with the corresponding ticket. Fines and penalties for surpassing the parking time limit or not having a ticket are very common. Therefore, you should consider booking your parking spot close to the Barcelona Cathedral with Parclick. This way you’ll avoid any problems that arise from lack of parking in the area. On the map, you’ll see a number of monitored car parks with several benefits.

 

History of the Barcelona Cathedral

In the Romanesque Gothic style

 

The Barcelona Cathedral is also known as the Seu or the Cathedral of Santa Cruz and Santa Eulalia. That’s because the remains of Santa Eulalia, a martyr that died in 304 D.C., are buried in a crypt under the main altar of the church. The architecture of this temple is based on the Catalan Gothic style, but in reality it was constructed over an old Romanesque church. In 1298, they started construction on today’s church, which was finished at the start of the 20th century. The Barcelona Cathedral houses several emblematic places. The most notable are: the Crypt of Santa Eulalia, located beneath the main altar; the cloister, which was built during the 16th and 15th centuries; the chancel, with its impressive carved choir stalls; the terrace, accessible by elevator and where you can enjoy views of the city and the towers of the basilica; and lastly, the chapel of Santo Cristo de Lepanto. If you come to the Barcelona Cathedral during the designated schedule, you can access areas of this Gothic church that are just as striking as the Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia. There are several possibilities for visiting the Cathedral. Every day there’s free admission hours to access the temple and the cloister. But there’s also the option to enter by donating (7 €), so you can contemplate the wonder of the whole cathedral. To visit the Gothic Quarter and the Barcelona Cathedral, you can book your car park with Parclick. It’s an economic and secure way to guarantee success during your visit to Barcelona.