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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  • Because of the history of this place, this is for me the nicest church in Barcelona. it shows the determination of the human being..  more »
  • Although not as famous as the Sagrada Familia, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar is just fantastic, one of the most beautiful views ever. Unfortunately for entering you pay (which I don't appreciate that, because this is a church), but all in all the price is affordable and the church really deserves (thing you can notice already from the entrance taking a look inside). Personally a visit inside the Council ...
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  • This is a small church in the middle of old town. Loved all the narrow lanes and small cafes around it. Also, the place has special relevance in the history of region. The eternal flame is right outside it. The church is typical Gothic architecture. Beautiful to look from inside. The best thing is, entry is free as it should be for every religious place. Unlike other churches in the city which charge money to enter.
  • It’s a beautiful Basilica in the middle of beautiful Barcelona. Totally worth to read about this basilica before visit so you understand all the history. I can guarantee you if you do that your visit will be way more interesting. Hope you enjoy and take loads of picture.
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