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“Better Experience that Sagrada Familia” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
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Barcelona Old Town Sky Walk Tour
Ranked #9 of 624 things to do in Barcelona
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Owner description: Built in the fourteenth century, this cathedral is one of the most important religious centers in Barcelona.
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“Better Experience that Sagrada Familia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I enjoyed my 40 minute tour here more than Sagrada Familia. They charge 5 euros for an extensive narration of the church, its history in barcelona, along with barcelona history. The views of the city are much better from the top of this church. Yes you actually get to go on the roof. Fabulous views and descriptions. The church was built in a catalan gothic style and only has 2 aisles, nave and no transept. Also the aisles as tall as the nave as they use the side chapels to support the height of the church. It is 3 euros to enger but pay 5 euros and visit and tour the tours and listen to this great story.

Visited June 2013
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“The cathedral at the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I you have read the book of Idelfonso Falcones, this is a must sea. You can go back in time and experience the ancient times and realise the work performed in the MiddelAges. Something we cannot equal anymore

Visited June 2013
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“Simple but still stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Very different than the Catedral or the Sagrada Familia, but still incredible. Amazing the detail work even in it's simplicity.

Visited June 2013
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“Nice if Time Allows”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Well, it is another church in Barcelona. If that is what you want to see certainly visit but the two big churches will usually fill that category of tourism.

Visited June 2013
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“Visit the roof”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Make sure you are dressed to visit the church, no short shorts or vests. It is a magnificent cathedral and the cloister with the geese is a delight. Worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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