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Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar

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Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar

13,764 Reviews
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Placa Santa Maria 1, 08003 Barcelona Spain
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Jaume IBarcelona Metro4 min
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Skip the Line: Park Guell Admission Ticket

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Admission tickets for Park Güell, one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions, typically sell out quickly; however, by buying tickets online in advance, you can guarantee entry, avoid the long lines, and save time on the day. Instead of queueing in the heat, explore Park Güell—including the Dragon Staircase, Hypostyle Room, and more—at your own pace.
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Kelleygirl2 wrote a review Oct 16
Sarasota, Florida6,469 contributions500 helpful votes
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We crossed La Rambla and walked to the Catalan Gothic Santa Maria Del Mar or Cathedral of the Sea, located steps away from the apartment we were to occupy the next morning. This enormous stone church dates back to around 1329 and was considered the church of the poor fisherman (bastaixos) who hand carried large stones used for its construction. This church was truly built by the people and completed in just 55 years, amazing since most churches of this size and time took more than 100 years to complete. There are reliefs honoring the hard working, devout bastaixos on the main doors to the church. Their story of devotion and hardship is told in the novel Cathedral of the Sea, which is also a movie on Netflix. Although once considered a humble church for the poor, it is now considered a church of the elite. It is free after 5 pm.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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HippoSlippers wrote a review Aug 2020
Barcelona, Spain89 contributions25 helpful votes
This is a really nice basilica with a lot of history. We did 2 laps to get the full effect. It reminds you that the middle ages were not about darkness at all but about light and drawing the eye upward to the heavens. I actually like that it's not all fancy and decked out in gold. It feels like it was always supposed to be the way it is now.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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joannehurley wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom796 contributions235 helpful votes
Well worth a visit, we didn't get to go inside due to Covid, But absolutely stunning. The area around it is beautiful too.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Mary W wrote a review Jul 2020
15 contributions3 helpful votes
Most of the population actually love this temple better than the cathedral. Please go and enjoy the space. It is a gem well-hidden.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Flyer50718165225 wrote a review Apr 2020
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amazing and almost indescribable...many ways to see this edifice...however even in off season there were lines and lines...try also the park and houses gaudi designed farther back in the city
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Date of experience: November 2019
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