Behind Closed Doors

The Closed Doors of the Confessionals in Barcelona’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia.

This Gothic cathedral was constructed between the 13th and 15th centuries, with most of the work done in the 14th century.


Confessional 1 Barcelona Cathedral

Confessional 1 ©HelenBushe


Confessional 2 Barcelona Cathedral

Confessional 2 ©HelenBushe

The cathedral is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona, co-patron saint of Barcelona, a young virgin who, according to Catholic tradition, suffered martyrdom during Roman times in the city. One story says that she was exposed naked in the public square and a miraculous snowfall in mid-spring covered her nudity. The enraged Romans put her into a barrel with knives stuck into it and rolled it down a street (according to tradition, the one now called Baixada de Santa Eulàlia). The body of Saint Eulalia is entombed in the cathedral’s crypt.- Wikipedia

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