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La Rambla Ciutat Vella The Sea Front Barri Gòtic Paral·lel Montjuïc
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Ciutat Vella

Via Laietana
Carrer Comtal and Quatre Gats
Palau de la Música Catalana

El Barri de la Ribera
Museu Picasso
Palau Dalmases
Passeig del Born and its market
Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar


Basílica of Santa Maria del Mar

Undoubtedly the monument par excellence of the Barcelona Gothic, and the religious and civil centre of the La Ribera neighbourhood, converted in the 13th century into the new city of merchants, shipowners and sailors, it thus became known as the Cathedral of the sea.

Although a typically Gothic building, we also find baroque features such as the main altarpiece.

The stained glass windows of this basilica, dating from the 15th and 18th centuries, are very famous. The most famous are those of the Ascension, the Maundy, the Last Judgement, the Coronation of the Virgin and those in the apse from the 18th century .


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