Religious Sights Walking Tour, Barcelona

Barcelona is rightfully regarded as one of the world's key religious destinations. The number of churches, cathedrals and chapels worth visiting in the Catalan capital is enormous. This three-hour tour will show you to some of them.
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Guide Name: Religious Sights Walking Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona (See other walking tours in Barcelona)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Author: clare
Parròquia de Santa Anna

1) Parròquia de Santa Anna

The square of the Church of Santa Anna in Barcelona is a popular tourist spot. Here, one can find people walking around, gazing at the scenery or simply enjoying the moment. Tastefully built nineteenth century structures surround this church, giving it a splendid look and making it a perfect centrally-located attraction of the city. According to the history of this beautiful place of worship, it was once part of the convent that stood beyond the city walls, dating back to the 11th century. The...   view more
Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi

2) Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi (must see)

The church of Santa Maria del Pi (or 'Saint Mary of the Pine Tree') is a Gothic style church built in the 14th century on the Placa del Pi, in Barcelona. It is located in the famous Gothic quarter of the city and hence, similar to all other structures present in this district, lacks any form of ornamentation that is consistent with the Gothic style. The construction of this church took place from the year 1319 to the year 1391.

The church was engulfed by a large fire in 1936 due to...   view more
Església de Sant Jaume

3) Església de Sant Jaume

It is true that the Church of Saint Jaime has replaced the structure of Barcelona’s old synagogue that was present at this site for centuries, but contrary to the misconception, the appearance and the name of this particular church has no association whatsoever with the Jewish culture which was once prevalent in Barcelona. Situated on the Calle Ferran, the church is surrounded by the most commercial area of Barcelona which is packed with shops, restaurants, bars and several other buildings....   view more
Basílica de la Mare de Déu de la Mercè

4) Basílica de la Mare de Déu de la Mercè (must see)

The Basilica 'of Our Lady of Mercy' is one of the most well-known churches in Barcelona, mainly because it is home to the patron saint of the city, Virgen de la Merce. Most Barcelona football players associate her with each victory. The basilica is not in its original form today because of the remodeling and expansion that took place from the 14th to the 15th century. The master plan of the structure, however, was done by Josep Mas I Cordel, as it is seen today.

The church is...   view more
Catedral de Barcelona (La Seu)

5) Catedral de Barcelona (La Seu) (must see)

La Seu, or the Barcelona Cathedral is one of the most famous and most celebrated sites and religious structures in the city; a classic example of 14th-century Gothic architecture.

This church, constructed on an elevated ground, is considered to be the city's religious centre. Historical records suggest that this site was previously occupied by a temple and later a mosque before the cathedral was established.

Perhaps the most well known religious structure present in Barcelona is...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Chapel of Santa Àgata

6) Chapel of Santa Àgata (must see)

Capella de Santa Àgata was constructed in 1302 by King James II of Aragon and his wife Blanca of Naples to join the Royal Palace and replace the old chapel that was in this palace. The chapel style is Gothic Catalan. It has a single nave with a rectangular apse Polygon, a small cruise to the chapel of the Queens, where you can see the coats of Maria of Navarre and of Eleanor of Sicily. On the part of the sacristy is the octagonal bell tower, with completion in eight triangular...   view more
Capilla de Marcús

7) Capilla de Marcús

Barcelona is considered to be one of the greatest destinations to behold some of the most magnificently built places of worship in the world. Among the many religious structures in the city the chapel of Marcus or the Capilla de Marcús is a marvel in its own right.

It was built during the Romanesque period in the 12th century and was located near the ancient Roman road that used to lead visitors out of the city. The chapel was erected in order to honour the Mare de Déu de la Guía. The...   view more
Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar

8) Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (must see)

Barcelona‘s Ribera district is dominated by Santa Maria del Mar, an imposing church built between 1329 and 1383, at the height of Catalonia's maritime and mercantile preeminence. It is an outstanding example of Catalan Gothic, with a purity and unity of style that are very unusual in large medieval buildings. From the outside, Santa Maria gives an impression of massive severity that belies the interior. Images of Saint Peter and Saint Paul occupy niches on either side of the west door,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Castrense Parish

9) Castrense Parish

Castrense Parish dates back to 1720, it has a single nave with chapels on its sides. It was built in a Neo-classical style with a French inspiration. Formerly it was a part of the fortification of the citadel, and when it collapsed, the church was preserved. In the nineteenth century, with the Universal Exhibition in Barcelona and the Citadel converted into a public garden were destroyed most military...   view more
Church of Sant Pere de les Puelles

10) Church of Sant Pere de les Puelles

The Church of Sant pere de les Puelles was associated with the historical feminine convent established by Riquilda along with Earls Sunyer. The church is not very well known outside Barcelona, but it is still an important structure in the city. Despite the passage of time, the sacred consecration document is still safe at the church today. Adelaide was the first Abbess of this Convent.

The church has replaced another place of worship that was built in the 9th century, paying respect to Sant...   view more

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Travel Distance: 1.0 km
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Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.8 km

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