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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  • Of all the cathedrals we visited in Barcelona, this was an actual 'church.' While historic and built of grey stone, it actually had a welcoming air and without the metal grates and ropes to keep... 
    Of all the cathedrals we visited in Barcelona, this was an actual 'church.' While historic and built of grey stone, it actually had a welcoming air and without the metal grates and ropes to keep...  more »
  • Barcelona has many beautiful places to visit and that is one of the gems in the city is in el born barrio (neighborhood) check the hours before you go, but 80% of the time during the summertime is... 
    Barcelona has many beautiful places to visit and that is one of the gems in the city is in el born barrio (neighborhood) check the hours before you go, but 80% of the time during the summertime is...  more »
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  • Basilica Santa Maria de Mar is a nice place to stop by when walking around El Born. It is a huge beautiful church but there is not much to do inside. There was an option to visit the crypt but we did not want to pay for it. I read online that there are two notable burials there but a quick 5 minute stop to see the interior was enough for us.
  • 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

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