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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  • This was just a beautiful with an impressive history from the Gothic period Beautiful scale and a sense of timelessness Enjoyed 
    This was just a beautiful with an impressive history from the Gothic period Beautiful scale and a sense of timelessness Enjoyed  more »
  • This church is impressive in more than one way. Beautiful art, more important, a true place to celebrate life and honor death in any way really. 
    This church is impressive in more than one way. Beautiful art, more important, a true place to celebrate life and honor death in any way really.  more »
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  • This was really cool. I thought it was one of the better areas that I went to in Barcelona. The inside was phenomenal and had several exhibits to check out. The streets are fun to walk around and there are a ton of cafes and such to eat at
  • It was a nice place to visit. The rose window is very pretty and the ceiling is very high. The construction of the church started about 1320 so it is full of history. It’s an artistic and old cathedral and hope it will be kept well for people to see for years to come.

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