Dive deep into the magnificent atmosphere and discover the unique history and architecture of Santa Maria del Mar. You will also get a chance to explore the streets of the El Born neighborhood and another must-see in Barcelona — the Picasso Museum.
Santa Maria del Mar is open daily from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM.
The weekday morning is the best time to visit Santa Maria del Mar and avoid crowds.
Set aside at least one hour to explore the cathedral.
The magnificent example of the Catalan Gothic style, Santa Maria del Mar is tucked away in the historic district of Barcelona — La Ribera. Travel back in time to explore the church's rich history — from the first mention of the cathedral in 998 to the fast construction of the present building that took only 55 years and allowed it to retain pure Gothic style.
Santa Maria del Mar is one of Barcelona's most peaceful spots due to its harmonious architectural proportions. Marvel at every element of the interiors, such as the great rose window and tall columns, and hear the stories they have to tell. Don't forget to visit the church's rooftop and enjoy breathtaking views of Barcelona that you won't be able to forget.
Admission to Santa Maria Del Mar is free except from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, when entrance is €5.
Santa Maria del Mar tickets are unavailable online, but you can get them on the spot. Admission is free except from 1 PM to 5 PM, so plan your visit in advance.