Symbol of the diocese of Barcelona
It is built on the site of an early Christian basilica. Work began on the building during the Romanesque period, but it is mainly in the Gothic style.
It has a sober exterior, the only decoration being its vertical buttresses. The San Ivo entrance is a perfect example of the Catalan Gothic style. The interior naves are practically all of the same height, which gives the visitor the impression of being in a single space. The side chapels have an upper gallery, which affords the whole building a greater sense of brightness and space. The interior of the lantern is faced with wood coffering. The main façade was built much later (late 19th-early 20th century) but is based on a project from 1408. The doorway from the cloister to the cathedral is particularly worth noting, as is the chapel of Santa Lucía.