Church of Santa María del Mar
An example of Catalonian Gothic
It is one of the best examples of 14th century Catalonian Gothic architecture. It is the work of the architect Berenguer de Montagut and was the temple of the shipowners and merchants in Gothic Barcelona. Seen from the outside, its appearance is solid and robust, dominated by straight lines. The inside consists of three naves, an ambulatory and is without a transept. The amazing height of the central nave with its majestic octagonal columns stands out. From the 4th to the 6th century there used to be a Roman necropolis, which was discovered during the excavations in the sixties, in the place where the church stands today.
- Construction: Church
- Artistic period: Gothic
- Historic period: 14th century
- Setting: Mercat del Born.
- From Monday to Saturday From 09:00 to 13:00 From 17:00 to 20:30
- Public holidays and Sunday From 10:00 to 14:00 From 17:00 to 20:00
- Admission free