Around Barcelona Cathedral

Sculpture Tile Sign

Our walk around the Cathedral started on the Carrer Del Bisbe, a narrow street that runs along the side of the huge complex. We encountered this impressive sculpture...

... and a pretty tiled wall.

Barcelona Cathedral Cathedral Spires

A large, open plaza fronts the Cathedral.

Barcelona Cathedral's spires.

Doorway with Saints Doorway with Angels

Saints, in stonework above the Cathedral doors.

Rows of angels, also above the Cathedral doors.

Placa del Rei Palau de la Generalitat Detail

A courtyard - the Plaza del Rei - sits on the other side of the Cathedral.

Behind the Cathedral is the Palau de la Generalitat. It was closed for renovation during our visit, but there are many beautiful details to be seen in the walls as you walk in the narrow street between the Cathedral complex and the Palau.

Palau de la Generalitat Detail Palau de la Generalitat Detail

Detail, Palau de la Generalitat.

Another detail, Palau de la Generalitat.

Carrer del Bisbe, Detail Bridge between Buildings

Wall detail across the Carrer del Bisbe from the Palau de la Generalitat.

Detail from a bridge between two buildings across the Carrer del Bisbe.

Casa del Ardiaca Chris in COurtyard of Casa del Ardiaca

The end of our circular walk around the Cathedral took us to the Casa del Ardiaca, a beautiful free standing structure adjacent to the Cathedral.

Chris in the courtyard of the Casa del Ardiaca.

Cathedral Bell Tower Cathedral Spires

Cathedral bell tower, from the second floor of the Casa del Ardiaca.

Cathedral spires, from the Casa del Ardiaca.

Chris and David in Courtyard of Casa del Ardiaca Chris on Stairs

Chris and I at the Casa del Ardiaca.

One more shot of Chris on the stairs at the Casa del Ardiaca.

Ani-War Sign

Anti-war sign in the vicinity of the Cathedral. Much opposition to the war in Iraq was on display in Barcelona, but we never encountered any overt anti-Americanism during our visit.

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