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The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

Placa Santa Maria 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 23 90
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Built in the fourteenth century, this cathedral is one of the most important religious centers in Barcelona.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (356 reviews)
“rose window” (39 reviews)
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Placa Santa Maria 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
El Born / La Ribera
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As I had read the book by Lldefonso Falcones I just had to visit this Cathedral the book was based on. It does not have all the adornments as other Cathedrals, but she is a Survivor, fire, earthquake and then set on fire again by...More

Thank Margkav
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the most stunning gothic churches I have ever seen (including cathedrals, this is not one cathedral since it was not the seat of the bishop). It is just air, light and space. You just have to go and see if you...More

Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited Lisbon & Barcelona in November, went to no less than 8 churches. This was my favorite of all of them. Maybe it was the time of day, the sunlight was streaming through the windows: it was absolutely stunning. We had breakfast in a little...More

Thank simonemelo24
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is not many words to describe the Catedral del Mar, you honestly have to see it yourself to have a feeling for the strenght and power of this work, the work of the people! Also good book scenery; Catedral del Mar by Ildefonso Falcones!

Thank 2Travelbugs89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most unique, spellbinding cathedrals in the world. It’s a church so quietly take a tour or just walk about. Bring a camera, you’ll be glad you did.

Thank Jef N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite of the many Churches in Barcelona and should not be missed. You may need to pay to get in but the money looks after the Church. Go to the roof and have a look, and the Gothic area is a must...More

Thank GRAHAM M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a church built by the people themselves in the 14th century, in the Catalan Gothic style. As such it is very important to the city and culture of Barcelona. Simple and plain in comparison to other churches in Barcelona, it is the more...More

Thank yanyan065
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolutely stunning gothic Basilica with some very interesting history. A very old choir section and some 1000 year old wood coffins on the walls. Very eerie and dark but extremely beautiful and free before 1pm on a weekday.

Thank ZBH88
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see, if only because this Basilica was built completely by a volunteer work force. An impressive, albeit dark interior, plan to pop in for a couple pictures and appreciate what the Catalan community accomplished together.

Thank mwasser88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly, the long queues prevented a visit inside, but the stunning architecture even just from the outside makes the Santa Maria del Mar a must see attraction

Thank Douglas552
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SANIA S
16 November 2017|
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Response from Eileen B | Reviewed this property |
Free entry. Dress code respectful
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lynnie_dude
28 August 2017|
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Response from Amalah B | Reviewed this property |
I went in July and there was no charge to go inside the church. It was €3 to go to the roof, but it was definitely worth it!
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Nicole S
17 August 2017|
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Response from Caterina O | Reviewed this property |
if you are having difficulty getting an answer from the church perhaps you could contact the diocese?
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