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Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar

13,766 Reviews

Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar

13,766 Reviews
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Placa Santa Maria 1, 08003 Barcelona Spain
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AJ S wrote a review Nov. 2020
Ann Arbor, Michigan381 contributions227 helpful votes
This is a must see in Barcelona. Very beautiful Basilica with lots of history. Would love to come back again.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Kelleygirl2 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Sarasota, Florida6,509 contributions701 helpful votes
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We crossed La Rambla and walked to the Catalan Gothic Santa Maria Del Mar or Cathedral of the Sea, located steps away from the apartment we were to occupy the next morning. This enormous stone church dates back to around 1329 and was considered the church of the poor fisherman (bastaixos) who hand carried large stones used for its construction. This church was truly built by the people and completed in just 55 years, amazing since most churches of this size and time took more than 100 years to complete. There are reliefs honoring the hard working, devout bastaixos on the main doors to the church. Their story of devotion and hardship is told in the novel Cathedral of the Sea, which is also a movie on Netflix. Although once considered a humble church for the poor, it is now considered a church of the elite. It is free after 5 pm.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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HippoSlippers wrote a review Aug. 2020
Barcelona, Spain90 contributions47 helpful votes
This is a really nice basilica with a lot of history. We did 2 laps to get the full effect. It reminds you that the middle ages were not about darkness at all but about light and drawing the eye upward to the heavens. I actually like that it's not all fancy and decked out in gold. It feels like it was always supposed to be the way it is now.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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joannehurley wrote a review Jul. 2020
London, United Kingdom802 contributions239 helpful votes
Well worth a visit, we didn't get to go inside due to Covid, But absolutely stunning. The area around it is beautiful too.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Mary W wrote a review Jul. 2020
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Most of the population actually love this temple better than the cathedral. Please go and enjoy the space. It is a gem well-hidden.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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