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Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy

Placa Merce, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 15 27 56
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“baroque style” (4 reviews)
“merced” (3 reviews)
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Placa Merce, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
+34 933 15 27 56
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

While the church has a medieval founding, the current building is one of the few Baroque structures in the city. It was founded by a King of Aragon with a religious order for dealing with captives particularly those captured in the wars with the Moors...More

Thank Grover R
Reviewed 17 June 2017

A nice, authentic church that is beautifully built yet is not one of the listed tourist attractions. Easy and quick access, a reall living church with beautiful architecture. Spiritually, there is a heavy emphasis on Mary vs. Jesus though there is plenty to see. There...More

Thank Marknjuliem
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It is not a popular place for visitors, nor does it look like much from the outside, but I really, really recommend that you take a look inside. The details are beautiful and you must go up behind the altar! You don't have to pay...More

Thank SauceSlut
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A very charming church close to the Port Vell area which seems to be "off the beaten track" as there is very little tourist visitation, highly unusual for Barcelona. The interiors are very pretty and inviting, and the side chapels feature some very fine religious...More

Thank makromuc
Reviewed 4 November 2016 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

Thank nursey_boo
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...More

Thank ATL_explorer
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The basilica is in the Gothic quarter of the city, set just behind the busy Passeig de Colom near the sea. It faces an open square and is the only Barcelona church to feature a Baroque facade. The statue of the Lady atop the dome...More

Thank Mark H
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.

Thank Vitaly F
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.

Thank RollenDice
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...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
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