Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy, Barcelona

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The Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy (Catalan: Basílica de la Mercè, Spanish: Basílica de la Merced) is a Baroque-style basilica in Barcelona, Catalonia. It was built between 1765 and 1775, being the work of Catalan architect Josep Mas i Dordal. The dome of the church is crowned with a statue of Our Lady that is visible from the seaside promenade near the drassanes. This church was the second in Barcelona to receive the title of minor basilica, preceded only by the Barcelona Cathedral. The title was granted in 1918 by Pope Benedict XV, commemorating the seven hundredth anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin to St. Peter Nolasco, founder of the Order of Mercy.
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  • Discovered the Basilica on a short walk in search of an outdoor cafe for a quick breakfast. Found both on a plaza a block from my hotel. The Basilica is peaceful, ornate, in very good condition...  more »
  • This church is very easy to access, since most tourists visit La Rambla & if is only a few blocks from the street. It is a beautiful. lovely church and sometimes forgotten since the Cathedral is so.....  more »
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  • Big cathedral. Not open all the time. If you are lucky - go inside. Check at the far left end ledder upstairs to beautiful wooden Madonna.
  • Good picture from the square n chilling place..good architecture

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