Barcelona Cathedral of Santa María del Mar: Tips for Visiting this Jewel of Catalan Gothic

One of the undisputed jewels of Barcelona is located in the La Ribera neighborhood, only 20 min away from our boutique hotel Barcelona city centre. The Cathedral of Santa María del Mar is one of the obligatory stops on any visit to the city. Built in the 14th century, this basilica has become popular in recent years thanks to the novel La Catedral del Mar by the writer Ildefonso Falcones. More than six million copies sold around the world have managed to bring this iconic temple of Catalan Gothic art back into focus.

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Fiestas de La Mercè 2019: Main Highlights of Barcelona’s Celebration

Few events generate universal excitement like the Fiestas de La Mercè. And with good reason, because it is arguably the greatest festival in Barcelona. The festival takes place every year starting September 24th, the feast of Our Lady of Mercy. It is only 4 days long, but the intensity of those days is unmatched. A calendar packed with over 500 events is the best proof that the Fiestas de La Mercè is not just another festival. At our design hotel in central Barcelona we offer comfortable, convenient lodging situated in the theater district so you can enjoy the festival in maximum comfort.

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