Santa Maria del Mar

a Catalan Gothic church

Santa Maria del Mar

Santa Maria del Mar is an imposing church in the Ribera district of Barcelona. The church was built between 1329 and 1383. It is a remarkable example of Catalan Gothic with purity and unity of style. The church is the only complete Catalan Gothic church with its Catalan Gothic features’s façades. It is very different from those of European Gothic.

Inside the church there is an exceptional acoustics which make it an ideal place for concerts of classical music, jazz or music from Oriental countries.