6 feb. 2014

Festes de Santa Eulàlia - Saint patron of Barcelona (February 7, 8, 9, 12, 2014)

Tomorrow Barcelona starts the Festes de Santa Eulàlia in honour of the city saint co-patron. If you happen to be in Barcelona, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy some of the most traditional events in the town such as “correfocs”.

Here is the council programm:

And here a few data about the unfortunate death of the Saint and the main points of interest related to her in Barcelona:


It is also worth a visit to the Gothic crypt devoted to her in the Cathedral. The crypt is accessed by a wide staircase under an almost flat arch, behind the high altar. Inside the crypt, there is a huge flat vault with twelve archs sealed with a big keystone. It is uncommon to have a crypt in a Gothic cathedral. In this case, it is believed that it exists because the former Romanesque cathedral already had a crypt devoted to Santa Eulàlia.    

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