Santa Maria del Pi

Santa Maria del Pi, Barcelona
This beautiful church is located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona , at Plaça del Pi​​, one of the most charming areas of Barcelona.

The monuments dates to  the fourteenth century, when most of the religious buildings were built in the city , following the prevailing Gothic art style.

The main façade is crowned by a stunning rose window reaching 10 meters in diameter , the largest of all the churches in Barcelona.

Also in the main entrance, on top of the door, you will see the image of Santa Maria and two cones , which, together with the pine coat , are a clear alussion to the name of the church.

If this wasn't enought interest to go there have a look at the corner of this square, it opens to another one, named Sant Josep Oriol , where many street artists are placed on weekends.

The Plaça del Pi and its adjacent square are a space where artists and bohemians live . On weekends are also celebrated culinary samples , where you can buy typical Catalan natural products: cheese, confiture, honey etc. .


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  • History of Santa Maria del Pi

Adress:

Calle Cardenal Casañas, 16.
Plaça del Pi
08002, Barcelona

Location:

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Public Transport:

Metro: L3, parada Liceu.
Buses: 9, 14, 16, 17, 24, 41, 42, 47, 55, 58, 59, 62, 67, 68, 91, 141.

Tickets to Santa Maria

You can visit  the church of Santa Maria del Pi for  free,  as long as there is no mass being celebrated you can always access to the temple.

Timetables:

Every day of the year.
Mornings: 9:00 to 13:00
Afternoon: from 17:00 to 20:30 h .
First historical reference of the church are dating from the tenth century , although it may have been a previous basilica in the fifth century.

The medieval documents tells us that there was a small Romanesque church dedicated to Santa Maria del Pi , which was then located outside the city walls . Little remains of it , just some elements in the side wall , in front of the Ave Maria chapel can still be seen today.

The present church was built between 1319 and 1391. Despite being a Gothic church, its plant consists of a unique nave with almost unadorned elements of Catalan Gothic.

Catalan art of this period is characterized by austerity and decorative trend unit spaces.

Along with its huge rose window ( the biggest Barcelona's churches) , bell tower is one of the most characteristic elements of the building , built in the fourteenth century. It has a set of six bells.

The church suffered a major fire in 1936 , during the Civil War , and when it was restored later on was already made imitating the Gothic style .

The altar was the most affected area , as the main altarpiece , the stalls and the original organ were lost. Older windows that remain are from the year 1718.