Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cathedral de Barcelona ( Gothic Quarters )

A Roman temple and later a mosque once stood in the site of the Cathedral de Barcelona, the heart of the Gothic Quarters. Built in the 14th century, it encloses a very interesting cloister called the Well of the Geese, where 13 white geese are kept like "watch dogs" while gargoyles of mystical creatures keep watch on its roof. The interior of the cathedral is truly impressive with its vastness and air of serenity in each of its little chapels. Incidentally, I was there on a Sunday, a day of free entry to the public.  






A drinking fountain within the cloister of the Cathedral

Thirteen white geese keep watch in the cloister of the Cathedral

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