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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)
    Sofia P.
    "Free admission and beautiful church!"(3 Tips)
    "An amazing example of Catalan Gothic architecture."(8 Tips)
    "beautiful churches in Barcelona and a symbol of catalan"(2 Tips)
146 Tips and reviews
  • architecture
  • midnight mass
  • gothic style
  • historic sites
  • free admission
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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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Simone P.
    Simone P.January 3
    Wonderful church and La misa del Gallo (24 December midnight mass) it was unforgettable... :)
  • 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.
    Beautiful and not crowded at all, near the toilets is a small chilling area with orange trees
    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
    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.
  • Magnus J.
    Magnus JernOctober 8, 2016
    Read the book cathedral by the sea. This is a magical church with a magical history!
  • 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
  • Dmtr
    DmtrJune 28, 2015
    An amazing example of Catalan Gothic architecture.
  • Flor
    FlorMay 19, 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.
  • Flor
    FlorAugust 25, 2012
    Beautiful cathedral, beautiful enough to inspire a beautiful book by Ildefonso Falcones
  • 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!
  • Brian H.
    Brian HeinenSeptember 8, 2010 Best day trips in barcelona. Discounts on last minute tours in barcelona and catalunya!
  • Sofia P.
    Free admission and beautiful church!
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TopeteDecember 7, 2014
    Very amazing basilica! A must visit!
  • Dani J.
    Dani JulveMay 27, 2011
    A true catalan gothic masterpiece, don't miss the inside
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    Needs to be seen. If you come here befofe 13:00, its free..
  • Athena F.
    Athena F.January 3, 2013
    The most beautiful cathedral of Barcelona!
  • Jiri V.
    Jiri VizekMarch 16
    One of best monuments in bario gothico
  • Eigil M.
    Eigil MoeJune 12, 2016
    Such a lovely church
  • Abdullah B.
    If you like architectural old building go there.
  • Katrin
    KatrinAugust 31, 2014
    Adorable! The atmosphere of harmony 💙
  • Mertol K.
    Mertol KurtoğluMay 30, 2014
    Beautiful cathedral, must see..
  • 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
  • Melis A.
    Melis AkdoganApril 25, 2013
    Perfect church!
  • Denise S.
    Denise SenmartinFebruary 10, 2012
    usually on Fridays the outside is illuminated until midnight...
  • Athena F.
    Athena F.January 3, 2013
    Inside the cathedral
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TopeteDecember 7, 2014
    During December you can find a Christmas sale outside!
  • Guilherme
    GuilhermeJune 28, 2016
    Nice gothic church...
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel CarmoAugust 31, 2014
    Great architecture.
  • Жанна С.
    Christmas service is truly magical
  • Emejzing K.
    Emejzing KopibojApril 24, 2011
    Must see. Raw beauty
  • Toni M.
    Toni MaxApril 7, 2014
    maravella gòtica
  • Xavier G.
    ;) #catedraldelmar
  • Georgios K.
    Very nice church
  • Ekaterina B.
    Ekaterina BorkunApril 8, 2015
    The spirit😌💭
  • Ferry T.
    Ferry TedjaNovember 8, 2012
    So beautiful...
  • Clara P.
    Clara PinedaNovember 1, 2010
    It's actually warm even when it's cold outside!
  • Xavier G.
    ;) #catedraldelmar #catalunya
  • Frederik v.
    Say hi to Jesus
  • ©cuco
    ©cucoAugust 15, 2011
  • Maike
    MaikeOctober 22, 2014
    Große Kirche, die durch ihre Klarheit in der Architektur (sog. katalanische Gotik) beeindruckt. Es lohnt sich hier ein paar Minuten Auszeit vom Trubel rundum zu nehmen.
  • jordi g.
    jordi gil adellNovember 3, 2012
    Salto a la fama por el libro, LA CATEDRAL DEL MAR, de Ildefonso Falcones. Después de leer el libro, la miras con otros ojos. En situación privilegiada en el barrio del born, para pasear y ir de tapas.
  • Yury B.
    Yury BMay 12, 2013
    Католический собор в духе готики средневековья. Поражает внутренним объемом и атмосферой. Снаружи также выраженая готическая архитектура. Страшные звери на парапетах на высоте по периметру собора
  • Tania Irell
    Tania IrellJuly 23, 2016
    Esta increíble por dentro parece de película y hay que visitar antes de la 1pm o después de las 5 pm, diario menos domingo, porque es gratis.
  • Giuseppe C.
    Giuseppe CaropreseOctober 17, 2012
    Ci sono stato il 9 Ottobre scorso, devo dire che dopo aver letto il libro entrandoci mi sono emozionato ricordando..Bellissima davvero.Andare a Barcellona senza vederla è davvero un peccato.Ciao.
  • Leonardo V.
    "Pues bien, Arnau, no sé si será el mejor templo del mundo. Lo que te aseguro es que será único, y lo único no es ni mejor ni peor, es simplemente eso: único."I. Falcones - L'Església del Mar
  • Luis U.
    Luis UreaMay 16, 2016
    Impresionante sitio. La atmosfera es increible y se presta para tomar fotos geniales, tanto por dentro como por fuera
    Visitebarcelona.comJune 15, 2012
    Para muchos, la iglesia mas bonita de Barcelona y el barrio del Born, donde se encuentra la iglesia también vale la pena recorrerlo.. la entrada es GRATIS Read more
  • joshuaspa T.
    la historia de la virgen de los comerciantes y sobre la base que es un barco holandes.. y el priner decalogo comercial.. el origen de la pacotilla en fin la historia
  • KaRMe
    KaRMeSeptember 29, 2014
    Se puede entrar gratis durante las misas, pero por respeto no es recomendable pasearse haciendo fotos, como los 50 turistas que hay en cada misa aprovechando el momento.
  • Larry M.
    Larry MerinoMarch 22, 2015
    Construida en el siglo XIV (antes del descubrimiento de America), protagonista de la novela "La catedral del mar"-Ildefonso Falcones. Esta Basílica representa para mi #determinación, #unión y #coraje.
  • Carol
    CarolMay 18, 2012
    Impresionante iglesia! Para mi la mejor de Barcelona!! Me casé en ella... El rector tiene muy mala leche y muy mala organización en cuanto a horarios.
  • Александр Д.
    Александр ДавыдовAugust 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Красивый и величественный собор, если повезет попасть те толпы туристов . Регулярно проводятся концерты - рекомендую! Акустика тут чудесная !
  • Monapart
    MonapartApril 14, 2011
    Esta preciosa iglesia gótica es el escenario de la exitosa novela "La catedral del mar" de Ildefonso Falcones. Y seguro de un sinfín de buenas historias anónimas... Read more
  • Sonia
    SoniaAugust 18, 2014
    Iglesia con mucho encanto, segunda catedral de Barcelona. Entrada gratuita. Se visita el terrado pagando
  • Katrin
    KatrinAugust 31, 2014
    Построена в 1329—1383 годах, в эпоху расцвета в Каталонии торговли и мореплавания. Санта-Мария-дель-Мар представляет собой выдающийся образец каталонской готики.
  • Alexander H.
    Alexander HenningApril 10, 2013
    Красивая церковь. Как говорят, единственная достроенная готическая церковь Барселоны. Где-то на витражах есть герб футбольного клуба Барселона.
  • Miss Miam
    Miss MiamOctober 6, 2011
    très belle basilique, visite gratuite, juste sur la petite place ou il y a Bubo !
  • Kristin S.
    Kristin S.March 21
    Neben der Sagrada Familia und der Cathedral eine der schönsten Kirchen Barcelonas.
  • Itinera Plus
    Itinera PlusApril 26, 2011
    La ruta oficial de "La catedral del Mar", d'Ildefonso Falcones comença aquí! Coneix-ne els secrets! La ruta oficial de "La catedral del Mar", de Ildefonso Falcones empieza aquí! ¡Conoce sus secreto
  • Martin M.
    Impresionante , no te puedes ir de Barcelona sin visitar esta joya del Gotico
  • Denis E.
    Denis EinloftApril 9, 2015
    Mais do mesmo. Se não estiveres cansado de ver igrejas lindas e gigantes, entra nessa tb!
  • Khrys M.
    Khrys MundóJanuary 2
    Buen sitio para visitar. Sino recuerdo mal al inicio de mes hacen visita gratuita por dentro.
  • Lara R.
    Lara RRDecember 27, 2014
    Imprescindible visita, merece la pena pagar 8€ para subir a las terrazas
  • Merve Ş.
    Merve ŞavurMay 12, 2016
    İçini gezerken birden kapıların kapanmasıyla ayinin ortasında kaldığımız yer. Ayıp olur diye çıkamadık da.. En son önüm arkam sağım solumla el sıkışırken buldum kendimi 😳 diğerleri gibi büyüleyici..
  • Ernesto Q.
    Ernesto QuirozJanuary 2, 2015
    Haz un precopeo en la plaza de santa María de mar antes de entrar a visitarla!!!
  • Carlos Á.
    Espectacular basílica, la más bonita de Barcelona.
  • Raquel C.
    Raquel CardealMay 10, 2013
    Tem um coral lindo de crianças que cantam no interior da igreja! Muito linda e diferente!!
  • Sabrina C.
    Sabrina ClementeJanuary 25, 2015
    Amo este lugar, solo piensa que fue construido por pescadores que no tenían idea de construcción.
  • Rafa Q.
    Rafa QuijanoJuly 12, 2016
    De las mejores de Barcelona exceptuando la Sagrada Familia, obvio.
  • David M.
    David MolinaFebruary 25, 2012
    Para mi la + bonita de Bcn. El interior es una maravilla x su sencillez.
  • Riosta B.
    Riosta BarcelonaAugust 29, 2015
    Visites guiades a les torres i terrats, les cantories i la cripta. Un cop a dalt, gaudireu d’unes vistes fantàstiques de la ciutat i entendreu la seva evolució històrica, el seu passat i el seu futur.
  • Mercedes M.
    Mercedes MartínFebruary 10, 2014
    Es un lugar espiritual, un remanso de paz sin entrar en temas religiosos
  • Pablo R.
    Pablo RebuxioneJuly 13, 2013
    Visita guiada por los techos y Torres!! 5€! Muy bien!!!
  • Egor M.
    Egor MyznikMay 7, 2014
    Попали на венчание, было красиво и интересно.
  • Montse G.
    Montse GarciaOctober 6, 2013
    Si no lo has hecho ya... y quieres disfrutar mas esta visita... lee "La catedral del Mar" de A. Falcones.
  • Luciano F.
    Luciano FernandesJune 5, 2013
    Um templo maravilhoso, com um clima respeitoso e acolhrledor...
  • Mehmet Akif K.
    Bu mahallelerde kaybolmali insan. Barri Gothic denen yer tam burasi ve 1 km capinda cevresi
  • Aitor R.
    Aitor RodríguezMay 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Uno de los secretos de Barcelona
    Visitebarcelona.comJune 13, 2012
    Para muchos la iglesia mas bonita de Barcelona... Ah, es GRATIS... Read more
  • Gianluca F.
    Gianluca FiorettiJune 7, 2016
    Bellissima basilica, ottimo vista panoramica
  • Alex L.
    Alex LlamasDecember 17, 2014
    imprescindible en El Born
  • Venice Q.
    Venice QueenFebruary 22, 2015
    Impresionante, diría que incluso más bonita que la catedral
  • Guillem C.
    Guillem CalatravaDecember 17, 2011
    Quieres conocer Barcelona haciendo un curso de fotografía? Visita ;)Vols fer un curs de fotografia? Visita ;)
  • Lu L.
    Lu LadeiraApril 29, 2015
    Arquitetura lindíssima! Vale a parada. Entrada gratuita.
  • Сергей К.
    Сергей КDecember 11, 2012
    Церковь поражает как изнутри, так и снаружи. Что ты скажешь на это, православие!
  • Jorge F.
    Jorge FernándezDecember 7, 2010
    Mejor visitarla en diferentes horas del día, la catedral cambia completamente según la luz
  • Pedro P.
    Pedro PaisJanuary 3, 2012
    Muito bonita. Uma atmosfera fantástica
  • Puri L.
    Puri L. GonzálezJanuary 6, 2015
    Visita obligada, y mas después de leer el libro de Ildefonso Falcones
  • Aninha Feijo
    Aninha FeijoNovember 7, 2012
    Linda, espetacular !!
  • Işın O.
    Çok güzel bir katedral
  • Álvaro
    ÁlvaroSeptember 19, 2013
    Gratis a partir de las 16:30.
  • Raquel M.
    Raquel MelladoJune 3, 2014
    Preciosa, mejor que la catedral
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