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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  • Just beautiful. Lots of history and a place with a lot of magic and charm. An environment to let yourself be carried away by the imagination. It's worth it!
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  • It impresses its interior and its acoustics. If you've read the book, you'll understand its construction and its history. Your visit is recommended and if you have the privilege of going to some concert for Christmas it is very worth going.
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  • This is a small church in the middle of old town. Loved all the narrow lanes and small cafes around it. Also, the place has special relevance in the history of region. The eternal flame is right outside it. The church is typical Gothic architecture. Beautiful to look from inside. The best thing is, entry is free as it should be for every religious place. Unlike other churches in the city which charge money to enter.
  • It’s a beautiful Basilica in the middle of beautiful Barcelona. Totally worth to read about this basilica before visit so you understand all the history. I can guarantee you if you do that your visit will be way more interesting. Hope you enjoy and take loads of picture.
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