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Mare de Déu de la Mercè Cathedral, Barcelona

Mare de Déu de la Mercè Cathedral - Barcelona, Spain
Mare de Déu de la Mercè Cathedral
Plaça Mercè 1, Barcelona, Spain 08002Map
+34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)/+34 93 304 3134
Neighborhood: Gothic Quarter, Raval & La Ribera
Overview

This is one of the most popular churches in the town because, among other things, it is the home of the Virgen de la Mercè (patron saint of Barcelona). The Barça soccer players credit her with their wins. The original Gothic structure of the basilica was remodeled and enlarged during the 14th and 15th Centuries; however, the definitive redesign of the building was carried out by Josep Mas i Cordal (1775) according to the Italian baroque style. It has just one nave with chapels on each side, a dome crowning the crossing and curved scrolls on the facade. Mass is celebrated at noon and at 7:30p from Monday to Friday, on Saturdays and days before public holidays at noon and at 8p and, on Sundays and public holidays, at 11a, noon and 1p. Sunday mass is held in Spanish at 11a and at 1p and on other days it is held in Catalan.

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Mare de Déu de la Mercè Cathedral General Information
  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Drassanes
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