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Barri Gòtic

The Cathedral

The Cathedral
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
La casa de l'Ardíaca
The Roman Walls
Museu Marès
Plaça del Rei
Saló del Tinell
Museu d'Història de la ciutat
Plaça de Sant Jaume
Palau de la Generalitat
Town Hall
Casa del Calonge
Esglèsia de Sant Just
Palau de Requessens

The Cathedral began to be built in 1298 during the rule of James II of Aragon and completed in 1454.

It is one of the masterpieces of Spanish gothic. Despite its modest dimensions, not comparable with other big cathedrals such as those in Burgos or Leˇn, the temple is very rich in architectural elements.

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The temple has a fountain where the Ou Com Balla ritual takes places, consisting of an egg placed on top of the jet of water, which remains suspended there thanks to the force of the water.

The current fašade is 19th century and was designed by Josep Oriol Mestres and August Font, and sponsored by the famous Catalan businessman Manuel Girona.

From the month of May it offers visitors the possibility of visiting its towers and roofs. There is a lift, with a capacity for 15 people, which goes up to the so-called Clock Tower, where you begin a walk marked out by information panels. The price of the visit is 200 PTA .

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