Tuesday 6 March 2012

...because of the Santa Maria del Mar...

I am not religious but sometimes I like to come and sit in here.  There is a sense of peace and serenity within the walls of this cathedral and  I think that is because it was built by the people of the sea (1329-1383) as a church for the people.  It is dedicated to Maria, who stands with Jesus watching over a boat.  Tucked in amongst narrow streets, it is imposing from the exterior but inside there is a breathtaking feeling of light and space.  It a sanctuary of calm from the chaos outside. 

UN BESO: Cathedral Santa Maria del Mar X 

1 comment:

  1. I just happened to check out your blog and I love it, so cool. I loved in Barcelona for one year and then in Sitges for 2 years when I was a teenager. I love Barcelona, a wonderful city!