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The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

Placa Santa Maria 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera)
34-93-3102390
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Ranked #11 of 335 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
Description: Built in the fourteenth century, this cathedral is one of the most important religious centers in Barcelona.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Impressive from both inside and out but lacks something but what I do not know. Too many people thronging about taking pictures inside when there was a church service going on.

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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best cathederals in Barcelona and offers the best views. The guide was excellent as well.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This church seems simple, but actually it's amazing inside. The art, the light, the size, … very surprising!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I think this was my favorite church during our trip. It was nestled in a side street in the Barri Gotic. It was simple and beautiful the way a church should be. Nothing flashy and distracting here. The atmosphere was serene and the stained glass windows were mesmerizing.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We discovered this by accident, but very peaceful. Lots of fellow visitors taking a chance for a free seat.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

knowing the history of the cathedral ( from the same named booked) it makes it even more attractive. This little church in the middle of the fancy Born quarter lets visitors travel back few centuries... love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Aireys Inlet, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Serene place of quiet contentment. A really beautiful example of it's era. I loved the homage to the stone porters on the front doors.

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Milano, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

so mystic and well maintained. I have always find concerts or rehearsals to concerts. definitely a must stop by when in town

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a breathtaking church. Its soaring roof draws the eyes heavenwards. Although quite dark, the windows are well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

As many other people, I read about the construction of this cathedral in a famous romance by Falcones. Unfortunately, a marriage was being celebrated when I visited the Cathedral, nevertheless, I was fascinated by the style and the simple shapes in the Cathedral. Impressive, I loved it.

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