Thursday, 18 January 2018

Geese in a Cathedral Cloister



Geese in a Cathedral Cloister



Geese were the last thing I expected in a cathedral. Barcelona is a city of delightful surprises, so where else would have a cloister full of geese?

Geese in a Cathedral Cloister

Begun in 1298, Barcelona Cathedral is also called the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulàlia, (martyred by the Romans in the 4th C). Beneath the cathedral lie the ruins of a Roman temple and a Morrish mosque. 
Geese in a Cathedral Cloister

What I loved most were the cloisters, complete with a fountain - The Well of the Geese (Font de les Oques) - to cool the summer air. The geese number 13, representing the age at which St. Eulàlia was martyred.  
Geese in a Cathedral Cloister



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