Santa María del Mar

Santa María del Mar Tour with a guide

Visit the Cathedral of the sea with a professional guide

With the publication of the Cathedral of the Sea (Catedral del Mar) novel, by the local Barcelona auther Ildefonso Falcones, there has been more focus on the fantastic church in the Born Quarter, Santa María del Mar. No doubt, Santa María is one of the finest churches of the city and since the historical novel came out, people have been coming to Barcelona to see the famous church. The church was built in just 54 years, despite the fact that the plague in the middle of the building process did away with a large proportion of the population. On this guided tour you will get an understanding of the major upheavals in Barcelona.

Visit to Santa María del Mar (Cathedral of the sea) with a certified guide

The Cathedral of the Sea Tour arranged by City Tours Barcelona takes you on a fascinating literary and historical tour to the Barcelona of the 14th century. With a highly qualified guide, you will visit not only the church itself, Santa María del Mar, but also the fascinating area around it, the Born Quarter, with narrow streets, small churches and all the spots described in the narration of Ildefonso Falcones.

On this tour you will dug into the intriguing past of Barcelona, a city with more than 2000 years of history. Hear about Barcelona's heyday and meet the places that Arnau and the other characters in the novel experience.

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