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Review of Esglesia de Betlem

Esglesia de Betlem
Ranked #174 of 777 things to do in Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Las Ramblas Mother of God Church of Barcelona started as a Jesuit temple in 1553. It originally was a Baroque building that was the first home of the Jesuits in Catalonia and the largest college of the University. Following a fire, a new temple was completed in 1732, but another fire during the 1936 Spanish Civil War caused major damage. Restorations were made from 1991-1992. A main facade scene of the birth of Jesus is claimed to be the first known Nativity. Other outstanding elements include ceramics by the artist Manuel Padros, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the tabernacle, oil paintings in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Forsaken, and a door featuring the Child Jesus.

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

This Baroque-style church is located about a 10 minute walk from the Christopher Columbus statue at the beginning of Las Ramblas. It contains some of the most beautiful religious artwork I have ever seen. This church dates back to the early 17th century. It replaced the original church on this site (circa 1553) that was destroyed by fire. We were looking for a morning mass and found that they have a mass at 11 am on Sundays.

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Our Lady of Bethlehem Parish Church is in Las Ramblas, close to the market, and is a typical old church with many interesting features. The altar and main chapel are simple and beautifully decorated as is the line of arches along one side.

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Reviewed 13 January 2016

The church of Bethlehem, located at La Rambla, was built in the early 17th century, on the site of the old Jesuit church that was burnt down. It was then the most important church in Barcelona. Sadly, it was burnt again in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War and lot of its invaluable treasures and works of art were destroyed in the fire. But it is still a very interesting building with modest but elegant interior.

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Esglesia de Betlem is a Baroque church situated on La Rambla. Lovely architecture. We didn't go in as it was closed.

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