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The Cloister of the Cathedral is in the Gothic style and was constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries by architects like Andreu Escuder and sculptors like Antoni Claperós.

The Cloister is entered through the external doors of the Pieta and of Saint Eulalia. The interior Cloister door, between the Cathedral and the Cloister, is Romanesque, made of white marble and has archivolts decorated with geometric patterns and a Gothic pediment. It is said to have come from the former Romanesque Cathedral.

The Cloister is rectangular and made up of four galleries with ogive arches separated by pillars. The reliefs sculpted into the pillars of the Cloister’s arches show scenes from the Old Testament and from a legend about the Holy Cross, and the keystones of the vault depict scenes from the New Testament.

The chapels arranged along its three galleries were each initially dedicated to the patron saint of an institution or guild, or were placed under the protection of a specific family. All these chapels are covered by groin vaults, most of which are quadripartite, with keystones situated at the point where the nerves meet.

In the center of the Cloister is a garden with palm trees, magnolias, an orange tree and a fountain dating from the mid-15th century, where the traditional “ou com balla” (the dancing egg) takes place each year for the celebration of Corpus Christi. There is also a large pond in the Cloister which is home for the 13 white geese of the Cathedral.


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