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Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: Placa Merce, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Wow! This is truly beautiful!

It is not a popular place for visitors, nor does it look like much from the outside, but I really, really recommend that you take a look inside. The details are beautiful and you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not a popular place for visitors, nor does it look like much from the outside, but I really, really recommend that you take a look inside. The details are beautiful and you must go up behind the altar! You don't have to pay to go in but there are people who open the doors for you and its... More 

Thank SauceSlut
Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A very charming church close to the Port Vell area which seems to be "off the beaten track" as there is very little tourist visitation, highly unusual for Barcelona. The interiors are very pretty and inviting, and the side chapels feature some very fine religious artwork (altarpieces, tableaus etc.). Definitely worth a visit and very relaxing if you are in... More 

Thank makromuc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this stunning building accidentally and had to go inside. We're not religious but what a stunning work of art this place is both inside and out- breathtaking and if your in the area its definitely worth a look inside x

Thank nursey_boo
Atlanta GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I love Barcelona and have been now 3 times. This trip I stumbled across this Basilica de la Merced. First it's 1 or 2 euros to visit which is well worth it. Second, when inside you see a very different architecture which is not Gothic but Baroque style. The church has gone through several reconstructions and is really something in... More 

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Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The basilica is in the Gothic quarter of the city, set just behind the busy Passeig de Colom near the sea. It faces an open square and is the only Barcelona church to feature a Baroque facade. The statue of the Lady atop the dome is readily visible from many points on the seafront. It would appear that it's slightly... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

There are a lot of better basilicas in Barcelona, it is quite small and has nothing special, not from the inside and not from the outside. If you are around take a look, but it isn't worth to go there specially for this basilica.

Thank Vitaly F
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We were walking by and saw the opened door. The interior is beyond belief. In a relatively small space the religious experience is mystical.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Like others, we stumbled upon the beautiful Basilica just off Barcelona Harbour by spotting the rooftop statue of the virgin peeking over the harbour front buildings. Quiet and peaceful inside, it was more a place of worship that a tourist attraction and inspired us to treat it with the reverence it deserved. We encourage others to visit to share the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Stumbled upon this Church . and I am glad I did it seems that it isvisited by few tourists.The church is stunning inside with a spiritual atmosphere.

Thank Michael H
Danville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We stumbled upon this unassuming church while strolling through the Gothic Quarter and decided to go inside for a peek. The Basilica de la Mare De Déu De La Mercè (Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy) is a Baroque-style basilica in Barcelona. It is unique in the ecclesiastical history of Barcelona because it is a Minor Basilica (the second to... More 

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With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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