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20 things to do and see with a theme of Sacred Architecture.

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Updated: Apr 30, 2022

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Spain is a Catholic country and the Catalunya region also has Catholicism as the main religion. This page lists places that you can go and visit with a theme of Religion. This includes cathedrals, Churches, monasteries and chapels.

Active churches are usually free to visit, except La Sagrada Familia, while Monasteries that are now museums usually cost a few euros to visit. Cathedrals usually charge a few euros to visit and often include cloister visits and guided tours to the roof.

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11 things to do and see in Barcelona with a theme of Sacred Architecture.

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia

Partially completed, Antoni Gaudi designed, modernist gothic art nouveau cathedral. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Views: 2k
Updated: Sep 14, 2021
Tibidabo via forest path and Observatory

Tibidabo via forest path and Observatory

EASY 3.44Km forestal path route from Barcelona FGC Av. Tibidabo to Tibidabo Church, viewpoint and parc de atraciones via Observatori Fabra.
Views: 952
Updated: Sep 17, 2021
Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral

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.
Views: 698
Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Sacred Heart Of Jesus Temple Tibidabo

Sacred Heart Of Jesus Temple Tibidabo

Modern Minor Basilica with Romanesque fortress crypt from 1911 and neo-Gothic Main church from 1951. viewpoint at the base of the Crowning Jesus statue.
Views: 576
Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Plaza Virreina Barcelona

Plaza Virreina Barcelona

Lively plaza with bars and restaurants. Central is the Sant Joan Baptista Romanesque church dating from 1884.
Views: 566
Updated: Sep 28, 2021
Pedralbes Monastery Museum

Pedralbes Monastery Museum

Former monastery Founded by King James II of Aragon in 1326. 3 tier courtyard garden and preserved rooms such as the kitchens, dining hall, basement and Church.
Views: 542
Updated: Oct 13, 2021
Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral

Spectacular gothic cathedral whose current building dates to the 14th Century. The cathedral visit includes access to the secluded cloister and roof terrace.
Views: 501
Updated: Sep 21, 2021
Sant Pere De Les Puelles Church

Sant Pere De Les Puelles Church

10th Century Romanesque Gothic Benedictine monastery. What remains today is the 11th century ground floor church.
Views: 486
Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Sant Gervasi I Bonanova Church

Sant Gervasi I Bonanova Church

1962 Modern church (Architect Josep Danes Torras and later Joaquim Porqueras Baneres) In the style of a roman temple with incredible ceiling and arches.
Views: 485
Updated: Oct 3, 2021
Sant Miquel Del Port Church

Sant Miquel Del Port Church

1755 Church in fisherman's village of Barceloneta. Built under the orders of Jaime Miguel de Guzman Davalos y Spinola, 2nd marques of mines and capital.
Views: 476
Updated: Sep 28, 2021
Our Lady Of Mercy Basilica Barcelona

Our Lady Of Mercy Basilica Barcelona

Baroque-style basilica built 1775 by architect Josep Mas i Dordal. Visits inside are free and the church is highly decorated. Guided visits also on Saturdays.
Views: 450
Updated: Sep 22, 2021

9 things to do and see outside of Barcelona with a theme of Sacred Architecture.

Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

Abandoned Hotel Colonia Puig To Montserrat Monastery

Hotel built by Catalan industrialist in 1910. It was used as a field hospital during the civil war and since 1990 has been left abandoned.
Views: 921
Updated: Oct 5, 2021
Sant Cugat Monastery and Wine Cellar

Sant Cugat Monastery and Wine Cellar

Former walled monastery, now and church. The wine co-operative was founded in 1921 by 50 local wine makers as a place to process the grapes.
Views: 790
Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Easy Montserrat Walking Route

Easy Montserrat Walking Route

7km EASY circular route from Montserrat Monastery that passes via several abandoned hermitages and viewpoints in the Montserrat Mountain range.
Views: 774
Updated: Oct 5, 2021
Montsearrat Easy Santa Cova walk

Montsearrat Easy Santa Cova walk

An EASY 1.4 Km route from Montserrat Monatery via Cami de la Santa Cova to Santa Cova chapel via monuments and sculptures with a distinctly religious theme.
Views: 670
Updated: Oct 5, 2021
Sant Jeroni from Montserrat Monastery

Sant Jeroni from Montserrat Monastery

An EASY-MEDUIM circular route Montserrat Monastery to Sant jeroni Sumit viewpoint via Santa Anna, Sant Jerioni, Santa Magdalena, Sant Joan and Sant Miquel hermitages.
Views: 517
Updated: Oct 5, 2021
Cathedral De Tarragona

Cathedral De Tarragona

Roman Cathedral or Moorish temple, cloister and Diocesan Museum, Building dates back to 1154. Open for visits depending on local religious festivals.
Views: 460
Updated: Oct 10, 2021
Montserrat Monastery

Montserrat Monastery

Private monastery complex with main church and museum open to the public. Famous for its statue of the Black Madonna, patron saint of Catalonia.
Views: 396
Updated: Oct 5, 2021
Vic Roman Cathedral

Vic Roman Cathedral

Cathedral dates from 1803 by architect Josep Moreto i Codina in neoclassical style. The visit includes the gothic styled cloisters from the 14th century.
Views: 394
Updated: Oct 13, 2021
Figueres Sant Pere Church

Figueres Sant Pere Church

Figueres Sant Pere romanesque gothic Church was the church that Salvador Dali was baptised, attended first comunion and used for his funeral in 1989.
Views: 308
Updated: Oct 19, 2021

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