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Top places of worship recommendations from locals

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“The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia (Catalan: Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia), also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The cathedral was constructed from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, with the principal work done in the fourteenth century. The cloister, which encloses the Well of the Geese (Font de les Oques) was completed in 1448. In the late nineteenth century, the neo-Gothic façade was constructed over the nondescript exterior that was common to Catalan churches. The roof is notable for its gargoyles, featuring a wide range of animals, both domestic and mythical. How to get there: 15 minutes walk.”
  • 290 locals recommend
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“Located just off the Via Laietana in the neighbourhood of El Born, the church of Santa Maria del Mar is a Catalan Gothic basilica that has existed in some form since at least the 10th century. Ask any local to pick their favorite church and we’d bet a glass of (sacramental) Catalan wine that Santa Maria del Mar would be it. If you’ve read Ildefonso Falcones’s thriller Cathedral of the Sea, you already know more about it than you think: the novel’s backdrop is the construction of this particular Gothic church, with the lead protagonist one of its stone workers. In real life, the church’s history is almost stranger than fiction: in 1428, it was shook by a major earthquake. Then, in July 1936, it was set on fire and burned for 11 days straight. Look inside, and you’ll still see the black scorch marks on the roof. The building has very tall columns, set 43 feet apart. Combine that airiness with vast stretches of stained glass and it almost feels like someone’s pulling you up into the sky. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia", then change it to line L4 (yellow) and take it to "Jaume I" (all the trip about 24min).”
  • 283 locals recommend
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“Gothic church to be found in the Gòtic neighbourhood. It was built in 1319.”
  • 27 locals recommend
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“There is a lot of history at the doorstep of the Raval Oasis! This is the oldest functioning church in Barcelona. It was once located at the exterior walls of the city (thus its name-campo-fields). This small former monastery dates back to the 900s and boasts a small interior courtyard with arcades. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Plaza
“About the most mystic little spot in El Gotico - think Evenescence video for My Immortal, yep that's the one.”
  • 14 locals recommend
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“antiguo convento restaurado mitad en base militar y iglesia. Escultura hermosa de maria y jesus en el tejado”
  • 4 locals recommend
Church
“fourth-century church , a beautiful square. you can visit the bell tower . one minute from home.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Church
“Romanic church with gothic elements built in the XV century. This church is really close to Plaza Catalunya and its cloister can be visited.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Spiritual Center
“Legend has it that the nuns from this 10th Century Monastery disfigured their faces to avoid getting raped during the invasion of Barcelona by the Moors!”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
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“Main attraction in the Gothic area, very nice architecture and impressive surroundings ”
  • 1 local recommends
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“There was a time when the mythical Plaça dels Àngels next to the MACBA was full of street paintings, especially near the street that ends at the entrance of vintage-clothing store Holala. That’s where you’ll find the famous Black Wall, baptized in recent years by such artists as Mina Hamada, Keno, and even me. This is where you’ll find the last remains of street art from Barcelona circa 2001, when the city experienced a very important street-art boom. It’s like a landmark for that generation of artists.”
  • 1 local recommends