Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi, Barcelona

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Santa Maria del Pi is a 14th-century Gothic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the Plaça del Pi, in the Barri Gòtic district of the city.HistoryThere are unsubstantiated claims that there was an early Christian church on the site in 413. However it is known that in 987 there existed a church outside the city walls and to the west of Barcelona. This was a small Romanesque church dedicated to the Blessed Lady of the Pine Tree (one of the titles of the Virgin Mary). The church was built between 1319 and 1391. The style of the church was Catalan Gothic, with a single nave almost devoid of ornamentation. However, in 1936 the church was gutted by a fire deliberately set by anarchists, who wanted to destroy the building. The church was restored following the end of the Civil War.FacadesThe front façade has a large rose window, which is a faithful 1940 reproduction of the original window, which was destroyed in the fire of 1936. Below is the Gothic arch of the main entrance.The tympanum of the main entrance is divided by two small columns into three arched areas. In the central area is a statue of the Virgin and Child, and above this are placed the arms of the city and of the parish.The side façade has prominent buttresses that support the weight of the arches and vault of the nave. Between each pair of buttresses is a lancet window. In the centre of this façade is the Door of Avemaria.
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  • It is alright for 4 euros I guess but cathedral is way nicer inside. I was in the gothic quarter so decided to pay the visit but I would not come here especially for this. Choice is yours, I have seen...  more »
  • The Church of Santa Maria del Pi (...) is placed in a small square close, it almost makes it hard to admire the façade. The latter has a large rose window over the entrance, among the largest ever made, with a beautiful mosaic. The Interior is quite bare while the outside is quite overgrown. You can climb the tower and enjoy a beautiful view over the old town. Also the cloister with a garden is open to visitors. Worth a quick visit as you walk to the Gothic quarter.
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  • Santa Maria del Pi is a Gothic Cathedral with a paid entrance, located in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona. Inside we have not visited-whether it was a pity 8 euro per room for the entrance, if not enjoyed, in my opinion, too massive and hot external Gothic Cathedral. Beautiful and different Gothic we enjoyed a year earlier in Belgium, so our tastes in this regard was too tempted. Went only free close prayer atmosphere reminiscent of cave. It cannot be said that the Cathedral is completely pushed. For example, luxury giant round rose (window) on the façade looks very impressive. Recommend to visit Santa Maria del Pi will not, as there are in Barcelona, close to the Cathedral and a good tomoreover, free church Santa Maria del Mar.
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  • Absolutely stunning place. Loved every minute of it. We had mass in the chapel there. There was so much to look at - the paintings, the decor. Everything was mind blowing.
  • This is a really nice church, it looks huge on the outside but the church is pretty small on the inside. It's looks very nice inside with all the stained glass and the nice ornaments. If you're lucky they'll even play music and sing during your visit.
  • The building is a historical landmark but has been turned into a tourist attraction. You can't look inside (view is blocked) until you pay... It's a church guys...
  • I really like Gothic design churches. The church has a beautiful garden and you are allowed to use the elevator and reach the roof.
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Because the city's metro system makes traveling from area to area relatively painless, you have more flexibility in choosing a place to stay. Barceloneta, the neighborhood surrounding the city beach is somewhat removed from the city center, making its hotels popular with families. Only a 15-minute walk from the center, Barceloneta has a more laid-back beach atmosphere but still offers several restaurants and entertainment options. Farther away from the beach and closer to the city center, El Born is a charming neighborhood well-known for its restaurants and lively bar scene. Eixample is also popular as it is more central and home to some of the city's best shopping and tourist sites, including La Sagrada Familia. For a more traditional experience, consider staying in the Gothic Quarter, the heart of Old Barcelona. This picturesque neighborhood boasts a tight network of historical architecture with boutique hotels and traditional restaurants.
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