Tour Locations | A Culinary Tour of El Born
LOCATION 7 | A Culinary Tour of El Born
Towards Santa Maria Del Mar Cathedral
We'll be coming up to the back of Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral.
I'll tell you a little about it while you walk.
The Cathedral is a great example of Catalan Gothic architecture. Construction began in 1329 and took 54 years to complete. The building is special because it was built and financed entirely by the occupants of La Ribera: sailors, harbor workers, fishermen, craftsmen and merchants. Tons of stones were transported from the quarries of Montjüic by sailors and porters.
If you want to know more about Santa Maria or medieval Barcelona, I recommend The Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones which really brings this period to life.