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Basilica de la Mare de Deu de la Merce

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Stumbled across this stunning building accidentally and had to go inside. We're not religious but what a stunning work of art this place is both inside and out- breathtaking and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this stunning building accidentally and had to go inside. We're not religious but what a stunning work of art this place is both inside and out- breathtaking and if your in the area its definitely worth a look inside x

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Atlanta GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I love Barcelona and have been now 3 times. This trip I stumbled across this Basilica de la Merced. First it's 1 or 2 euros to visit which is well worth it. Second, when inside you see a very different architecture which is not Gothic but Baroque style. The church has gone through several reconstructions and is really something in... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

There are a lot of better basilicas in Barcelona, it is quite small and has nothing special, not from the inside and not from the outside. If you are around take a look, but it isn't worth to go there specially for this basilica.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We were walking by and saw the opened door. The interior is beyond belief. In a relatively small space the religious experience is mystical.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Like others, we stumbled upon the beautiful Basilica just off Barcelona Harbour by spotting the rooftop statue of the virgin peeking over the harbour front buildings. Quiet and peaceful inside, it was more a place of worship that a tourist attraction and inspired us to treat it with the reverence it deserved. We encourage others to visit to share the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Stumbled upon this Church . and I am glad I did it seems that it isvisited by few tourists.The church is stunning inside with a spiritual atmosphere.

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Danville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We stumbled upon this unassuming church while strolling through the Gothic Quarter and decided to go inside for a peek. The Basilica de la Mare De Déu De La Mercè (Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy) is a Baroque-style basilica in Barcelona. It is unique in the ecclesiastical history of Barcelona because it is a Minor Basilica (the second to... More 

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Sentmenat, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Wonderful church. You can have a peaceful rest and visit a part of Barcelona´s history. It is free entrance but it´s worth it a visit up to the dome. It´s a cheap fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

In a city with so many attractions, this one can be easily missed. That would be a huge mistake, because this Baroque style basilica has a splendid interior worth visiting. The church was built in the late 18th century, designed by Catalan architect Josep Mas i Dordal. The statue of Our Lady on its roof can be seen from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

We had spent the morning at the famous and busy La Sagrada Famila and decided to head towards the Gothic Quarter to explore. It happened to the the Feast of the Immaculate Conception which is a pulling holiday in Spain. What a joy it was to stumble upon this beatiful Basilica. We were just admiring it from the exterior when... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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