We will take you to the one of the most Gothic ornamental cathedrals in Catalan city, Santa Maria del Mar - the apogee of Catalan Gothic art from 14th Century. The original Gothic Catalan establishment attracts a lot of attention from Barcelona visitor. No wonder that the beauty of this unusual medieval temple inspired the writer of a best-selling novel - La Catedral del Mar. During this tour, you multilingual guide will also escort you to visit Catalan Gothic neighborhood, such as Plaça Nova, Sant Jaume, Consolat de Mar, Montcada and many other Gothic landmarks.
What you can expect
The starting point of this walking tour is from Plaça Nova - a square market where the Old Town of Catalan was born. During the next 2,5 hours, we will visit several medieval and Gothic establishments, monuments and neighbourhood: Calle del Bisbe, Sant Jaume, Plaça del Rei, Plaça del Blat, Plaça de la Llana, Carrer de l’Argenteria Canvis Vells, Consolat de Mar, Plaça de Palau, Vidrera, Montcada, etc. Definitely, these visits will be a travel time tour from 4th to early 20th centuries. Indeed, this tour isn’t finished yet!
The last place to explore in this tour is absolutely the best part - Santa Maria del Mar. The entrance door shows us the relief of the construction history of this sanctum. The fishermen who were prosperous thanking to Catalan sea richness decided to donate their wealth and efforts to demonstrate their gratefulness to the Goddess of the sea by constructing this magnificent cathedral of the sea. The purity and unity of Catalan Catalan Gothic style in this establishment was considered as exceptional in the medieval age. Its beauty became the inspiration to be the setting the best-selling novel entitled La Catedral del Mar. Your English and Spanish-speaking guide will recount more about the origin and history of this cathedral. More, don’t forget to ask your guide to help you to capture some great actions with Santa Maria del Mar as the background of your photos. Due to the shrine is the finish line, the tour guide will close this tour there. Nevertheless, you may take your time to ramble around and whisper your prayers in this magnificent sanctum.
"The Cathedral of the Sea" Walking Tour, departs at 10am