Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona

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Cited as an outstanding example of Catalan Gothic architecture, Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar was completed in just 54 years, a remarkable feat for the time. The structure is made up of three naves of the same height, which are reinforced by tall columns 13 m (43 ft) apart—a huge distance, unmatched by any other medieval building still in existence. Known for a purity and unity of style that was rare in large buildings of its time, this imposing church features stained glass windows, but very few of the other interior decorations typically found in most Gothic churches. Arrange to visit Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and other attractions in Barcelona using our Barcelona trip planner.
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  • Very convenient location, clean rooms with everything you need. The room had a large and comfortable bed + bath! Thank you, I was very pleased, I'll be back! 
    Very convenient location, clean rooms with everything you need. The room had a large and comfortable bed + bath! Thank you, I was very pleased, I'll be back!  more »
  • Inside of this catedral is not so reach as Familia Sagrada but it was build by poor families of Barcelona may centuries ago. If you are not afraid you should climb one of the tower of this church... 
    Inside of this catedral is not so reach as Familia Sagrada but it was build by poor families of Barcelona may centuries ago. If you are not afraid you should climb one of the tower of this church...  more »
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  • Basilica Santa Maria de Mar is a nice place to stop by when walking around El Born. It is a huge beautiful church but there is not much to do inside. There was an option to visit the crypt but we did not want to pay for it. I read online that there are two notable burials there but a quick 5 minute stop to see the interior was enough for us.
  • Did you know that this church (if I can call it that way) was built by the locals (poor people) on their own donations and by their hands within 54 years?! Unbelievable structure! Simple but so powerful! It’s free to visit any time. They might be closed during the daytime for some events though.

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