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Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar is the most vivid example of the Catalan Gothic, different purity and unity of style, which is usually not typical large medieval buildings. This Catholic church was built in the XIV century, its construction lasted 50 years, for which the original project did not have time to mingle with other architectural styles.

The church was built on donations, who collected the sailors and merchant guilds of the current quarter, Borne. Santa Maria del Mar got its name in honor of the patron saint of seafarers - St. Mary's.

Council structure is composed of three aisles, based on extremely high column. From inside the temple is decorated with exquisite stained-glass windows, depicting various religious subjects: The Last Judgment, The Ascension of the Virgin Mary and the Coronation of the Madonna.

In our 1936 in upper Raval, in the turbulent times of the civil war there was a fire. Unfortunately, his flame died product of medieval art: the stunning beauty of its main altar and virtually all parts of interior decoration of the church. Despite this severe shock, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar persevered, he continues to decorate a Barcelona, and it darkened because of the fire walls give the church more mysterious and mystical surroundings. In the church a wonderful acoustics, and there are concerts of classical music and performances of choirs. For 8 € it is possible to carry out the 45-minute tour of the English temple and climb to the upper terrace, where perfectly clear all the old quarters of Barcelona.

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Address: Plaza de Santa Maria, 1
Metro station: Jaume I
Phone: +34 933 102 390
Working hours: Every day free entrance 9 a.m. to 13-00, afternoon with 17-00 to 20-00

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