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  • Address: Placa Santa Maria 1, La Ribera, Barcelona, Ciutat Vella 08003, Spain

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St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral

The striking Gothic façade of the St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral, (also known as Cathedral Santa Maria del Mar and Basilica Santa Maria del Maris) one of the most memorable sights of Barcelona’s La Ribera and El Born districts, dating back to the 12th century. Renowned as one of the country’s finest examples of Catalan Gothic architecture, the original cathedral was the work of architects Berenguer de Montagut and Ramon Despuig, whose efforts were partially damaged by a number of fires throughout the 14th and 19th century.

Significant parts of the original cathedral still remain intact, including much of the imposing frontage, accompanied by a number of restorations and additions added throughout the 20th century. The cathedral interiors are far less imposing, with stained glass clerestory windows allowing light to stream into the aisles and a ribbed vault supported by dramatic slender columns. Highlights include the 15th-century west window, a beautiful rosette of stained glass; the exquisite sculptures adorning the tympanum and portal; and the Capella del Santo Cristo, with its stained-glass allegory of Barcelona’s 1992 Olympic Games.

The cathedral is open to visitors daily, but to really experience the atmospheric surroundings, time your visit for the traditional choral mass held each Sunday.

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Barcelona Old Town and Markets Sky Walk, Barcelona, null
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Barcelona Old Town and Markets Sky Walk

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Climb to new heights for a different perspective of Barcelona on this 2.5-hour panoramic rooftops tour. Enjoy amazing photo opportunities of the Catalonian ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.33
'The Cathedral of the Sea' Walking Book Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

'The Cathedral of the Sea' Walking Book Tour in Barcelona

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore the city of Barcelona on this guided walking tour and relive the stories of the exciting novel ‘The Cathedral of the Sea’, by Ildefonso Falcones. Visit ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.09
Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour Barcelona, Barcelona, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour Barcelona

So you want to see the main highlights of Barcelona, but also avoid the tourist hassle? This is your chance to discover the city’s most popular sites the ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.40
Barcelona Guided Bike Tour, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Barcelona Guided Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Barcelona is a very beautiful and bike friendly city with more than a 150 km of cycle lanes. The city’s mild and sunny climate allow for all-year-long outdoor ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $25.86
Barcelona Kick-start Private Tour, Barcelona, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Barcelona Kick-start Private Tour

Kickstart your trip to Barcelona during this 90 minutes private tour with your local guide. Discover the unique architecture, the food scene and cool city vibe ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $8.62
Barcelona Gothic to Modernism Bike Tour, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Barcelona Gothic to Modernism Bike Tour

This tour is perfect for lovers of art and architecture. A route through the history of the ancient and medieval Barcelona with its alleys, secrets, legends… ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.71
Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour, Barcelona, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 765 Reviews

There's no better way to see the sights and learn the history of Barcelona than by joining a bike tour! You get to have fun and socialize, have some exercise ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.86
Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Bike & Mountain ... 
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Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 76 Reviews

See the best of Barcelona on this private sightseeing tour, which offers a comprehensive view of this exquisite Catalan city and includes skip-the-line access ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.53
Barcelona Electric Bike Tour with Tapas and Drinks, Barcelona, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Barcelona Electric Bike Tour with Tapas and Drinks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 94 Reviews

Combine Barcelona sightseeing by electric bike with tapas and drinks on a 3-hour city tour, led by a local guide! Fun and safe, the bike has an electric motor ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.52
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Small-Group Barcelona Chocolate and Sweets Walking Tour, Barcelona, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Small-Group Barcelona Chocolate and Sweets Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Indulge your taste buds with this chocolate and sweets small-group walking tour in Barcelona! Learn about the important tradition of pastries and chocolate in ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $52.80

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