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Santa Maria del Pi, Barcelona

Photo © Alessandro Cani. View all images in our Santa Maria del Pi Photo Gallery.
Photo © Javier Cuchí.
Photo © Javier Cuchí.
Photo © Richie Diesterheft.

The Església de Santa Maria del Pi is a 14th-century Gothic church that stands at the heart of three little plazas in Barcelona. The church is named for the pine tree (pi in Catalan) that once stood nearby.

History

Originally built in the 14th century, the church was gutted by fire in 1936 and restored in the 1960s.

What to See

Santa Maria del Pi is on the Placa Sant Josep Oriol, a pretty square that is filled with an artists' market on the weekend and the outdoor tables of the Bar del Pi the rest of the time.

The church has a Romanesque door but is otherwise Catalan Gothic in style. It has a single wide nave with chapels beneath the buttresses and a giant rose window at the entrance. The interior is plain but features some beautiful stained glass windows.

Quick Facts on Santa Maria del Pi

Site Information
Names:Church of St. Mary of the Pine; Església de Santa Maria del Pi; Santa Maria del Pi; Santa Maria del Pi, Barcelona
City:Barcelona
State:Catalonia
Country:Spain
Categories:Churches
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Styles:Gothic
Dates:14th C
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Barcelona, Spain
Coordinates:41.382174° N, 2.174006° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Santa Maria del Pi

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References

  1. The Rough Guide to Spain 11 (April 2004).
  2. Frommer's Barcelona, 2nd ed. (May 2007).

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Title:Santa Maria del Pi, Barcelona
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:07/18/2009
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