Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona

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Cited as an outstanding example of Catalan Gothic architecture, Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar was completed in just 54 years, a remarkable feat for the time. The structure is made up of three naves of the same height, which are reinforced by tall columns 13 m (43 ft) apart—a huge distance, unmatched by any other medieval building still in existence. Known for a purity and unity of style that was rare in large buildings of its time, this imposing church features stained glass windows, but very few of the other interior decorations typically found in most Gothic churches. Arrange to visit Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and other attractions in Barcelona using our Barcelona trip planner.
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  • This was just a beautiful with an impressive history from the Gothic period Beautiful scale and a sense of timelessness Enjoyed 
    This was just a beautiful with an impressive history from the Gothic period Beautiful scale and a sense of timelessness Enjoyed  more »
  • This church is impressive in more than one way. Beautiful art, more important, a true place to celebrate life and honor death in any way really. 
    This church is impressive in more than one way. Beautiful art, more important, a true place to celebrate life and honor death in any way really.  more »
  • An amazing church with beautiful windows. Going all the way up to the rooftop you were rewarded with fantastic views over the whole city. 
    An amazing church with beautiful windows. Going all the way up to the rooftop you were rewarded with fantastic views over the whole city.  more »
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  • This was really cool. I thought it was one of the better areas that I went to in Barcelona. The inside was phenomenal and had several exhibits to check out. The streets are fun to walk around and there are a ton of cafes and such to eat at
  • It was a nice place to visit. The rose window is very pretty and the ceiling is very high. The construction of the church started about 1320 so it is full of history. It’s an artistic and old cathedral and hope it will be kept well for people to see for years to come.
  • The church is one of Barcelona's landmarks, which looks like a fortress with its monumental towers in the old town. Locals call the church "Church of the poor". Especially worth seeing is the interior of the Santa Maria del Mar. You can also book a guided tour and enjoy the view over old town of Barcelona from the roof.
  • Beautiful Basilica with airy interiors worth admiring especially is the stained glass window featuring the famous rose motif, intricate metal light works and the striking statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola. There are plenty of bars and cafes in the vicinity in case you would like to enjoy a glass of wine while admiring the facade or octagonal towers.
  • Wonderful Basilica and location. Cool square in front, nice area all around the building. Worth seeing. It's only open a few hours each day.

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