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Summary for Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral

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"Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral"

Gothic cathedral built in 1383 at the peek of Catalonia's Maritime and mercantile prominence. Free entry but also offers a guided tour including visit to the rooftop.

Address: Plaza de Santa Maria 1, Barcelona. 08003

Summary of prices for Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual 10.00 Euros Students, Over 65 years 8.50 Euros
Child Free 6-8 Years
Group/Family Ticket:
Notes: Is posible to enter the church free without tour.
Free day:

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About Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral

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The current temple originates from 1329 when the first corner stone was laid. The site of the church was historically very close to the shore line in a neighbourhood then known as la Ribera or shoreline and was in a part of town where wealthy merchants and minor nobility built their houses (Calle Montcada). This neighbourhood was derived from trades related to the sea such as ship building, craftsmen, import-export, dock workers and porters.

Construction of the church was funded by wealthy pious merchants and king Pere III gave permission for stone to be quarried from Montjuic and the local residents and merchants assisted with boats to bring the stone to the site. Note the two Stone inscription stones by the Entrance door located on Santa Maria Street.

The temple is unusual for a catholic church as the decoration inside is minimal. This is because in 1936, during the Spanish civil war the church was sacked and set on fire, burning for 11 days. Much of the interior including the magnificent baroque altar and the images in the historical archive were all destroyed. A more detailed history is included in the guided tour.

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Visiting Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral

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Access to the church is generally free During the times indicated on the website. However, for 10.00 euros (15 euros for two people) there is a rooftop, crypt and towers guided tour which offers spectacular views and includes an explanation of the history of the church and its role in the surrounding neighbourhood. The guided tours are within the visitor hours.


Santa Maria del Mar Catherdal visitor hours

Monday to Saturday: 09:00h to 12:00h and 17:00h to 20:30h.

Sunday: 10:00h to 14:00h and 17:00 to 20:30h.


Getting To Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral

Nearest TMB Metro is Jaume on the yellow (L4) line.

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