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Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

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One of the most emblematic buildings of the Catalan Gothic. An outstanding church built in the XIVth century with a purity and unity of style that is very unusual in large medieval buildings. You can visit the church during the worship time or enjoy...more
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Placa Santa Maria 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
El Born / La Ribera
+34 931 98 40 67
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're looking to avoid the crowds, come here. This is incredible inside. What an amazing piece of architecture. Visit the roof top and you will get amazing views of Barcelona.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BananaEggPie
Reviewed 3 days ago

By all accounts this is a beautiful church - you need to see it in pictures.Unfortunately, we had just come from St Peter's basilica in Rome, so a little underwhelmed

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sikat2009
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is completely worth the time to stroll through... well located, so make sure you don’t accidentally walk right past it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jWisty
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's easy to get on church-cathedral-Basilica overload in Barcelona. Still, it's very much worth visiting here, even for a short while, on your walk about the Gothic Quarter. Quite beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KenJ1957
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was the first thing we visited, arriving to Barcelona. It's a wonderful Cathedral worth visiting more than once. The beauty about it is that every chair, every wall, every column, every detail inside is unique and different that the other. If symmetry gives beauty,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yannis K
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the kind of church where the locals go every Sunday, and they put up with the tourists because of the sacred feeling you get when you go inside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NextPlanetTravel
Reviewed 6 days ago

After you're all Gaudi'd up, come to Basilica de Santa Maria for an truly incredible experience - a beautiful church with a great story, but make sure you also take one of the guided tours up to the roof. Our guide was wonderful, gave a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank m12345Nyc
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting this Basillica one is confronted with true amazement of the very high columns. From the outside there isn't much area to take a great photgraph of the entire Basillica from the front, however once inside it is a different story. Definitely wortn visiting as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 626Krystyna
Reviewed 1 week ago

The basilica (church with some reliquias) is immense, breath taking. Do not expect an elaborate interior, to the contrary, all the interior walls are simple, neat, no ornaments which would unduly disturb the harmonious distribution of the space. Not to be missed the technical description...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joan M G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is beautiful inside and definitely worth a peek. I thought it was interesting that FCB donated or sponsored the church so thus, has their logo on a stain glass window.

Date of experience: January 2019
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17 December 2018|
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Response from Ken R | Reviewed this property |
You really do not get a "great" view from the Cathedral, actually we felt the cost/benefit was simply not there. If you can get out of town , as others suggest, get to Montjuic ( either take the Red Hop/ON or the local #150... More
6 October 2018|
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Response from anandpunch | Reviewed this property |
It is not necessary to book your tickets for the roof top visit. But you can buy the tickets at the basilica in advance and be there at the start of the tour.