Despite the fact that David and I were staying in the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, and walked by the gothic cathedral almost every day… it took us until the last day in Barcelona to visit the cathedral. Maybe because we saw the Sagrada Familia so early in our trip. At any rate, when we finally got around to it, it was impressive.
The cathedral was built in the 11th century, and you can really feel the history and age here. These types of cathedrals are always awe inspiring… and I always take a moment to make a donation and light a candle (even though I am not catholic – I feel like it is something I should do to honour my decision to visit). There were rows of statues of saints all around the outside wall of the cathedral, with donation candles (electric) at each statue. David and I could tell which were the most popular saints, as they had the most candles lit.
One of the funniest things we saw at the cathedral was a phone right beside a row of candles. David and I joked that this must be a direct line to God.
The cathedral is truly beautiful and we were so glad we visited, especially when we went to the inner courtyard – and made friends with a few Swans!