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“A Church Well Worth Visiting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral (Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mar)

St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral (Iglesia de 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 #9 of 322 attractions in Barcelona
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Owner description: Built in the fourteenth century, this cathedral is one of the most important religious centers in Barcelona.
Alameda, California
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“A Church Well Worth Visiting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This church is a great piece of architecture, and if you want a litany of the saints, the small altars throughout are well labeled. We are glad we were able to spend some time there.

Visited July 2014
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“Magnificent Interior”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I have seen many Gothic churches throughout my travel, but the history of this church stroke a nerve. It is located in ribera district, we had a tour guide explained the history of the church and It took about 53 years to complete the building and the interior is breathtaking with the huge ceilings and uniform architecture

Visited July 2014
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

A very, very beautiful cathedral. Located in one of the best parts of the city. Ideal for tourists or churchgoers alike.

Visited July 2014
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Very moving to learn that this church was built and paid for by the common working place people of the surrounding neighborhood. One of many very beautiful churches in Barcelona.

Visited June 2014
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“One of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

First I did not like the fact that they charged you 5 euros to enter the church. But then I realized that it was a blessing for in this beautiful place I could really feel the history and the mistery of past times.

Get away from crowded Barcelona and visit this unique place during your visit, it's really worth it.

Above all, try to read La Catedral del Mar by Idelfonso Falcones before your visit, it will make a difference!

Visited July 2014
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