6 days ago
A beautiful Gothic church, one of the most famous out there! There is so much detail and work that has gone into it, even if I don't always understand the significance of some of the symbols (why are there lobsters?). Well worth checking out, and there is a lovely plaza where you can just sit and admire some history.
a month ago
Best part of our entire European holiday. Truly one of the greatest buildings ever to be built. I purposely made 3 separate trips back, just so I could take another look at it. I will be back, only next time with a proper camera!
12 days ago
Beautiful building, but BEWARE of pigeon-mobsters, who offer grain to people, so they can make picture with pigeons. They charge 10€ for bit of grain. Come on, this is robbery, you can use bread from your breakfast and not feed these gangsters. I would prefer police chase them. One star down for it.
3 months ago
Surprisingly, the tourist were allowed to walk around the entire cathedral while services were going on. This was not only distracting, but not respectful to the mass. The site itself was impressive, but without paying there is not much to see. Also the ushers during the service were borderline rude. While the collection was being taken, one basket was passed to us and we were able to make a contribution. Another usher came by a few seconds later and tried to pass the basket to us again. When we didn't put anything in to the contribution basket, we received several dirty looks and the usher receiving the basket jiggled the coins and then offered it to us AGAIN! All of this occurred DURING a service. I was very sad that this type of activity was happening in such a beautiful place.
2 months ago
Simply amazing! I’m not a fan of the chaos surrounding the outside nor the solicitation of money once inside, but it never felt uncomfortable.
The architecture and history is astounding and worth the time to check out all the nooks and crannies. Don’t rush through this place.