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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  • Very questionable entry 4 euros to visit a church of medieval origin but now much altered. The small museum is truly modest. With a bit of luck on Sunday you can attend a traditional event which, oddly enough, has nothing to do with religion.
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  • A beautiful gothic basilica in the old city of Barcelona. Contrary to what happens in Gothic architecture this basilica has only one single nave enriched by chapels along its sides. The Gothic and Bar...  more »
  • This Basilica was built, by the guilds of Barcelona, or by and for the people, it contribuyeros from masters of work, up to the famous (Trachiners) men who carried stone, stone is the mountain of Montjuic and was transported by sea... at the door you have two small figures are this... ship is beautiful, it has an excellent sonority, proof of this is that numbers concerts are performed. Ssufrio problems in the war, it was restored, but one of the ceiling ceiling depicting the coat of arms of Catalonia it would not restore... By the grace of the Caudillo, the funny thing is that in the most recent restoration, it has been the same ceiling equal... to remember who did not want to or you want to this emblem. Stained glass that can be seen from the back of the apse, facing up is the coat of arms of the FCB... since they were by the monetary oportaciones that event, go up to the roof the view is beautiful... and you have some to another curiosity,... There are a few small fireplaces, some, are still equal were oringen, ceramic... serve par ventirar the basilica and give output to smoke, which in winter is can close or regular... Good not expilico more simply to visit her...
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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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