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“Pretty little church”

Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
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US$8.72*
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Barcelona Kick-start Private Tour
Ranked #5 of 753 things to do in Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: One of the most emblematic buildings of the Catalan Gothic. An outstanding church built in the XIVth century with a purity and unity of style that is very unusual in large medieval buildings. You can visit the church during the worship time or enjoy its the beauty and its secrets along the cultural time, when you are almost alone with the building and discover its secrets.
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Very pretty, worth going through if you are in the area. Not sure if I would make a special visit to see it, unless you have read Cathedral by the Sea, and want to see the church the book was based on. Also very close to Picasso Museum, you could combine the two for a nice afternoon.

Thank SuburbanHousewife99
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Amazing how buildings like this and Sagrada la Familia could have been created with none of today's helpful machinery.

Thank jcagren
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

quick visit to that place is ok, just bare in mind that place closes early as 8 pm. just pray inside and enjoy the peacful place. Just across the church nice restaurant to eat in

Thank Mario S
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Despite its size, this basillica was built in only less tha sixty years. It was paid by the neighbours of the area: harbour workers, fishermen, traders and craftsmen; many helped with their labour and skills. Reflecting this, the church is sober for being gothic, and has a remarcable uniformity of style throughout. This makes it extremely pleasant to the eye. Go inside in a sunny day (so most days), and experience "feeling" the light fill the vast interior.

Thank Didac M
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

This is the most beautiful church in Barcelona. Free to get in. Just sit and admire the beauty for a few minutes.

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