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The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

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Address: Placa Santa Maria 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 933 10 23 90
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Built in the fourteenth century, this cathedral is one of the most...

Built in the fourteenth century, this cathedral is one of the most important religious centers in Barcelona.

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Such a beautiful basilica, not as crowded as the Sagradi but almost as beautiful! There is an 8Euro entrance but it is completely worth it, an amazing experience to see a piece of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a beautiful basilica, not as crowded as the Sagradi but almost as beautiful! There is an 8Euro entrance but it is completely worth it, an amazing experience to see a piece of history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing church with architecture that will take your breath away. If you can get there to see the holy mass even better.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar offers more space inside than Northern European gothic basilicas. We took guided tour to the roof - it was very intersting to learn about historical development of Barcelona - from the middle ages until recent days and to see the signs from the 1428 Catalonia earthquake. Great view from the roof in all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think that this is the most beautiful church in Barcelona. That's gothic building, very simple but impressive. If you want enter, check before on what time there is free entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended a mass at the church. It´s in a lovely location and the whole experience was very moving. Definitely worth a visit when you are in the gothic quarter. Try to go during a service!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful churches in Barcelona. Beautiful pure gothic building. Evening concerts of music.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have to be honest. I only went here because i read the book 'Cathedral by the Sea'. It was spinetingling to say the least and i could see all the tears and pain that went into this beautiful Basilica. If you are contemplating visiting Barcelona read this book first

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place came recomended by a friend, and it is a great place to go with family the atmosphere is very family oriented witch is great and the food was good. i had the salad with shrimp and my wife had the sunday menu witch included ternera. everything was delightful. and the view was great just want to make you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a nice little (well not so little) church/basilica. My wife, small son and I were walking around the area when we stumbled upon this lovely basilica. It is gorgeous inside and out and it is free. There are quite a few things to see inside including many small grottos, statues, and artifacts. I paid a few euros to climb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The attention to detail here is truly inspiring and is a must see for anyone visiting don't forget your camera!

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The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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