Barcelona Cathedral is the city's main place of
worship and was constructed between 1298 and 1460. The main fašade was added
in 1870, based upon a 1408 design.
The outside is largely
obstructed by its surroundings, and aside from the spires, is unremarkable.
The Cloisters are open air, which seems interesting. The inside of the
Cathedral is spectacular; with dozens of massive, elaborate altars
constructed and "sponsored" by individual patrons.
The Cathedral is strict about the dress
code, and security guards were denying admittance to scantily clad women and
men in shorts. There were old local women selling very inexpensive
shawls on the pavement outside - an expedient solution to meeting the dress