Santa Maria del Mar was built over the grave of Santa Eulàlia , the patron saint of Barcelona. Within the church, the immense columns of either side of the central nave soar up to fan vaults, in deepintg with the Gothic style.
The sheer height of the church and the peaceful candelit setting enrich its spiritual atmosphere. It is a wonderful place to gather your thougthts and disconnect from the busy streets outside. The eight columns in a semi-circle formation, surrounding the altar and the beautiful 15th century stained-glass windows looking over them, are also fine examples of Gothic architecture
Santa Maria del Mar is located at the Born Quarter Barcelona , 5 minutes walk from Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona. The best seller about this church, The Cathedral of the Sea, was written by Ildefons Falcons, and local agencies of the city organize tours about this book and the Barcelona of the 14th century