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Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar

Sant Pere-Santa Caterina i la Ribera, Barcelona
  • Athena F.
    "The most beautiful cathedral of Barcelona!"(4 Tips)
    Shir Ha Shirim
    "The most important and the most beautiful church in Barcelona..."(3 Tips)
    Sofia P.
    "Free admission and beautiful church!"(3 Tips)
    "An amazing example of Catalan Gothic architecture."(8 Tips)
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  • midnight mass
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  • Dailyflats
    DailyflatsSeptember 14, 2012
    This is one of the most beautiful churches in Barcelona and a symbol of catalan gothic architecture. It is wider than high, and hasn't got any crosses nor gold inside. Absolutely a wonderful place.
  • mafaldaq
    mafaldaqMarch 6, 2014
    The church has 2 entrances. You can enter the church using both of them. Remember this when you find yourself at the middle and you get a red line that will forbid you to go to the other side!
  • Apartment Barcelona
    Apartment BarcelonaOctober 17, 2012
    This awe-inspiring 14th Centrury Gothic style church offers visitors an up-close look at the purest form of Catalan architectural designs...a must-see on your trip to Barcelona!
  • Apartment Barcelona
    Apartment BarcelonaNovember 5, 2014
    The basilica’s sparse decorations gives the interior an ethereal feel, and its high ceilings adorned with heavy liturgical lamps draw your gaze up towards the heavens. Read more
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn CallahanApril 23, 2015
    Art critic, Robert Hughes, says this is the most beautiful church in Barcelona, perhaps even for all of Spain. I agree.
    Oh-Barcelona.comMarch 27, 2013
    What a sight! This amazing 14th century Gothic church is located in the middle of the narrow winding streets of the Born. Read more
  • Inside-Barcelona
    Inside-BarcelonaJuly 12, 2011
    One of the city’s most stunning buildings. Frequent visitors include lovers of Gothic architecture; curious readers of The Cathedral of the Sea; and the life-long devout.
  • Apartment Barcelona
    Apartment BarcelonaFebruary 19, 2013
    Did you know that Leftist tried to destroy the Cathedral during the Spanish Civil War in 1936? We're happy they didn't succeed in their mission! #barcelonaisbeautiful
  • Francis K.
    Francis KinderApril 18, 2016
    It's interior beats the Cathedral, and as it is less crowded, you'll actually be able to find the spiritual connection you're looking for.
  • Akira F.
    Akira Flats BarcelonaAugust 21, 2011
    This is the true must-see church in Barcelona. "Cathedral of the Sea" is a novel on its construction, a nice read while you're in Barcelona!
  • Harrison S.
    Harrison ScowsillOctober 4, 2011
    If you didn't see the basilica Santa Maria last time, What were you thinking ! .. You wern't thinking! Visit, then go shop in the boutiques of el Born(district) Then head to La Rosa Negra :) perfect!
  • Wayne H.
    Wayne HuangDecember 24, 2013
    Christmas midnight mass is a full house by 10:45pm. Definitely plan to show up early if you want a seat
  • izi.TRAVEL
    izi.TRAVELMarch 31, 2014
    If you approach Santa Maria del Mar from the beach, the flat stone façade and eight-sided towers look rather like a fortress.But Santa Maria del Mar is a church. Read more
  • Simone P.
    Simone P.January 3, 2017
    Wonderful church and La misa del Gallo (24 December midnight mass) it was unforgettable... :)
  • Gi
    GiNovember 29, 2014
    It had a wow effect on me!! If you have read the namesake book is even more emotional, it's majestic and delicate at the same time..true love!
  • Acomodis Barcelona
    Acomodis BarcelonaDecember 8, 2011
    Quite possibly the most beautiful example of Catalan Gothic architecture there is. Attending a concert here is an experience!
  • Kate S.
    Kate SocatiyanurakJanuary 25, 2017
    Beautiful and not crowded at all, near the toilets is a small chilling area with orange trees
    budgetplaces.comOctober 4, 2011
    If you did´nt see this Basílica last time time... WHAT were you thinking?... You were´nt thinking! Next time, admire it, then visit the stylish boutiques of El Born, then head to La Rosa Negra ;) bon!
  • Emma K.
    Emma KarayiannisSeptember 26, 2015
    The bells have female names and they have all been baptised within the church.
    Oh-Barcelona.comNovember 5, 2010
    A beautiful 14th Century Gothic church. The interior is a photographer's dream due to the different lighting effects created by the building's architecture. Read more
  • Magnus J.
    Magnus JernOctober 8, 2016
    Read the book cathedral by the sea. This is a magical church with a magical history!
  • Shir Ha Shirim
    Shir Ha ShirimOctober 11, 2017
    The most important and the most beautiful church in Barcelona...
  • Dmtr
    DmtrJune 28, 2015
    An amazing example of Catalan Gothic architecture.
  • ConciergeQ
    ConciergeQApril 8, 2011
    What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Barcelona?El Palauet Living Barcelona: "Santa Maria del Mar." Read more
  • Flor
    FlorMay 19, 2012
    Beautiful cathedral, beautiful enough to inspire a beautiful book by Ildefonso Falcones.
  • Flor
    FlorAugust 25, 2012
    Beautiful cathedral, beautiful enough to inspire a beautiful book by Ildefonso Falcones
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroOctober 21, 2011
    After you check out the inside of this beautiful church, there are a bunch of delicious tapas bars right across the street.
  • Ben E.
    Ben EngenNovember 14, 2016
    Extremely impressive. A must do if you're in Barcelona.
  • Karla C.
    Karla CordobaJuly 16, 2016
    Amazing!!! Has a little secret about Barca logo!
  • Ece👑
    Ece👑August 13, 2017
    free entrance and beautiful church🙏🏻
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TopeteDecember 7, 2014
    Very amazing basilica! A must visit!
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PapastamelosJune 14, 2017
    Free admission and beautiful church!
  • Dani J.
    Dani JulveMay 27, 2011
    A true catalan gothic masterpiece, don't miss the inside
  • Laura D.
    Laura De luqueApril 23, 2011
    Nice church. Make sure you visit it when you come to Barcelona
  • OK Apartment |.
    One of the most authentic examples of the Catalan gothic style
  • Claudia E.
    Claudia EuruniDecember 16, 2011
    Don't miss the fantastic Händel's Messiah concert in the beautiful Santa María del Mar on Dec. 15th to 17th! Read more
  • Natxo M.
    Natxo MoralejoDecember 2, 2010
    La més maca de BCN// the most beatiful church in town. Get to know its amazing history
  • Can G.
    Can GöymenMarch 13, 2017
    Needs to be seen. If you come here befofe 13:00, its free..
  • Brian H.
    Brian HeinenSeptember 8, 2010 Best day trips in barcelona. Discounts on last minute tours in barcelona and catalunya!
  • Jiri V.
    Jiri VizekMarch 16, 2017
    One of best monuments in bario gothico
  • Athena F.
    Athena F.January 3, 2013
    The most beautiful cathedral of Barcelona!
  • Eigil M.
    Eigil MoeJune 12, 2016
    Such a lovely church
  • Katrin
    KatrinAugust 31, 2014
    Adorable! The atmosphere of harmony 💙
  • Abdullah B.
    Abdullah BafakiehJuly 16, 2017
    If you like architectural old building go there.
  • Mertol K.
    Mertol KurtoğluMay 30, 2014
    Beautiful cathedral, must see..
  • Melis A.
    Melis AkdoganApril 25, 2013
    Perfect church!
  • Anthony J.
    Anthony JacobsonMay 30, 2011
    There is a side chapel with a sculpture of arch angel saint Michael but it looks like a woman
  • Denise S.
    Denise SenmartinFebruary 10, 2012
    usually on Fridays the outside is illuminated until midnight...
  • UglyCook
    UglyCookJune 28, 2016
    Nice gothic church...
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TopeteDecember 7, 2014
    During December you can find a Christmas sale outside!
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