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The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

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Address: Placa Santa Maria 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 34-93-3102390
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Built in the fourteenth century, this cathedral is one of the most...

Built in the fourteenth century, this cathedral is one of the most important religious centers in Barcelona.

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Interesting church

We enjoyed our visit here. It is worth a look if you are nearby in this area. It is a very high building with an interesting interior.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our visit here. It is worth a look if you are nearby in this area. It is a very high building with an interesting interior.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One word to describe: Gorgeous! El born- the heart of Barcelona with the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar are a must see things to do.

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Thank Diana D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is €7 to enter and worth every cent. It's a current place of worship. Was built in 1298 and is beautiful and amazing. W took an elevator to the roof of the basilica. Wonderful views. It has maybe 15-20 side chapels, all fantastic carved wood and paintings. A must see!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and few visitors at this time of year. Was nice to have a moment. Great to wander around and see at own pace. Recommended

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mostly now visited to climb the tower for the great view over Barcelona, the church is also an event space and anchors exhibitions in the surrounding plazas. The bistros in the plazas are reasonably priced for a beer.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's worth the hunt as you need to weave your way there and it's a very intimate plaza once you arrive, but so worth it. Stop at Bobu for cafe and pastries and sit outside and enjoy the church. Very special.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love this place - it is so silent and so beautiful. The front desk staff are courteous and this makes the visit even better.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Relatively easy to get to there, short train ride out of Barcelona, 14 euros return. Wow view. A must

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice church and worth a visit while in Barcelona. Compared to the grand churches in Europe, this is not quite as impressive, but that is not to diminish the beauty and history of this church at all. A service was going on when I visited, so I didn't get to see all of the church, but what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In just about every city that I have been blessed to visit there has been a cathedral or basilica and this one is is right up there at the top with the ones that I have seen. Take the time to view it and I do not think you will be disappointed.

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The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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