Santa Maria Del Pi

Santa Maria Del Pi also known as St Mary's Basilica is a Gothic Style church built in the 14th Century in Catalonia, Spain. The church, dedicated to Virgin Mary, is as old as the 5th century but has gone through several destructions & reconstructions, and was finally open to the public in the 15th Century. 

COVID-19 Safety Measures at Santa Maria del Pi  

  • The bars, restaurants, nightclubs, music festivals, and senior residences are open with 50%  allowance & a covid certificate is necessary to enter. 
  • Masks are a must in the streets, cabs and public transportation, and all the public places. 
  • Either you can carry a report of 'fit to fly COVID test' or vaccination reports to enter the city of Barcelona. 
  • Check the list to know if travelers from your country are allowed to travel to Spain.

Why Visit Santa Maria Del Pi?

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  • Santa Maria Del Pi's entire architectural grandeur makes it a must-visit. The basilica embraces an impressive exterior, a single nave, gilded chapels, a high vaulted ceiling, and beautiful stained glass windows. 
  •  At the facade of the building, there is a 12-sided rose window that is one of the largest in the world. 
  •  It houses a  54-meter-tall bell tower that allows stunning skyline views of Barcelona.
  • The goldsmith's collection of gold & silverware metal relics & other numerous artworks inside the church is a major attraction. 
  • The neighborhood is filled with gorgeous buildings, tranquil streets, delicious restaurants, and cool outdoor patios. So, when you've had your fill of the Church, go outside and start browsing.

Highlights of Santa Maria del Pi

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Catalan Gothic style of Architecture

 The church of Santa Maria del Pi de Barcelona was established in the 14th century and is a prime example of Catalan religious Gothic architecture. This style is distinguished by a noticeable flatness and a precise dispersion of mortar, which provides strength to the nearly blind walls & no carved ornamentations.

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Interior

Basilica St. Mary Del Pi church has amazing work inside, an exotic combination of modern refurbishment & past remains. It has a single nave & multiple altars covered with high cross vault ceilings & stained glass windows by Antoni Viladomat. It also includes a statue of Santa Maria del Pi by sculptor Enric Monjo in the museum.

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Bell Tower

The Gothic structure has an octagonal floor plan and is 54 meters tall. It is divided into five stories and has a readily accessible flat roof that serves spectacular vistas for the city. The windows with pointed arches are open to all of the bell tower's faces, and the bells are installed within them. The bell tower is one of the most interesting medieval architectures in the city, yet is one of the least known. 

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Facade

A big rose window on the Church's main front is an exact replica of the original window 1940, which was destroyed by fire in 1936. A Gothic arch of the main entrance is seen beneath the window. The Church of St. Mary's side facade has buttresses to support the weight of the arches and vault of the nave. 

Plan Your Visit to Santa Maria del Pi

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Daily: 10 am - 6 pm

Time Required: 1 hour

The church is open all year round and the best time to visit is during the daytime as visitors can enjoy the glass artwork reflections.

Address: Plaça del Pi, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.

You can take a bus, metro, taxi or even walk to the Basilica of Santa Maria Del Pi as it is located in the heart of the city, in the Barri Gòtic, the old town of Barcelona. Metro is relatively more convenient & affordable if you don't have the option of walking to the church. 

Metro: L3 stop Liceu

Bus: 14, 59 and 91

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Visit some of these restaurants nearby to get a taste of some delicious food in Barcelona!

  • Taller de Tapas: Contemporary, elegant, and well-kept restaurant with 24x7 food availability. 
  • Bar del Pi: Has the closest proximity, delicious food & high star rating on Google reviews. A must-try! 
  • Irati Taverna Basca: "A short and simple menu where the food is the star, a faithful portrayal of Basque gastronomy as it has always been but with our signature touch." ~ Owners, the renowned chefs! 
  • Cafè de L’Acadèmia:  If you want to taste the traditional cuisines of Catalunya or modern delicacies with wines you are in for a treat at this restaurant. 
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Once you're done visiting Santa Maria del Pi, head to some of these nearby attractions that are extremely popular in Barcelona.

Interesting Facts about Santa Maria Del Pi

  • The Gothic-style cathedral witnessed many calamities including an earthquake in the year 1428, bombings of the Spanish War in 1717, and a fire in 1936.
  • The Blessed lady of the Pine aka the Virgin Mary has a 14th-century Gothic image that exists to date despite all the destruction & survival struggles. 
  • There are four giant gegants or wearable puppets installed inside the church that are a highlight of parades and Catholic feast days in Barcelona.
  • It is said that a pine forest used to be on this site of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, and indeed a pine tree still stands in front of the church. 
  • The remains of several members of Barcelona's nobility & saints are housed in the church of Santa Maria del Pi. 

Visitor Tips

  • If you feel hungry or want to rest after sightseeing, you can visit the nearby flea market Mercado de La Boqueria & get some local products at fair prices. 
  • You can pre-book your tickets to the Basilica of Santa Maria Del Pi, which is pretty cheap & thus attracts plenty of tourists. 
  • Try to opt for a tourist guide or audio guide for an in-depth understanding of the religious structure. 
  • Walking in Barcelona is a great option favoured by its pleasant weather. Otherwise, the metro is an affordable & feasible option to travel across the city. 
  • Lastly, it's advisable to do some research on this Church before visiting or to ask a local for a few anecdotes that will help bring the Church to life.

Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Maria Del Pi Tickets

What is Santa Maria Del Pi?

Santa Maria Del Pi is a Gothic-style church located in the old town of Barcelona, which is one of the great representatives of Spain's history.

Where is Santa Maria Del Pi located?

It is located in Plaça del Pi, Barcelona's Gothic area, with important public squares on either side.

How much do Santa Maria Del Pi tickets cost?

Tours prices: 
Adults: 4 Euros
Youth (7-16 years), Student card, seniors (65+ years): 3 Euros, Under 6 years, 
Disabled: free

Where can I purchase Santa Maria Del Pi tickets from?

 You can book your tickets online for a hassle-free experience.

What are the opening hours of Santa Maria Del Pi?

Timings: 10 am - 6 pm (GMT+1, Barcelona)

What are the best things to see inside Santa Maria Del Pi?

Intricate interior designs, Wearable puppets, Concerts held with world-famous artists. Besides, it's the best place to heal your spiritual needs.

What are the best places to eat near Santa Maria Del Pi?

 A few of the places near the church where you can enjoy a wholesome meal include Golfo De Bizkaia Pi, Santa Maria Del Mar, and Irati Taverna Basca.

What are the best attractions close to Santa Maria Del Pi?

Barcelona has a plethora of spectacular sites to visit but some nearest to this shrine are la Sagrada Familia, the cathedral of Barcelona, Palau de la Música Catalana, etc & midway small gardens are a must-visit.

Is Santa Maria Del Pi safe to visit?

Santa Maria del Pi is a religious architecture building & thus is safe to visit. But be aware of the pickpockets & scammers. 

What are some interesting facts about Santa Maria Del Pi?

There are many interesting things about the Santa Maria Del Pi, but its history, architecture, and exhibition of artworks are the unmissable parts of the narrative.