Tuesday, November 12, 2013

BARCELONA GOTHIC QUARTER: SANTA MARIA DEL PI

After having spoken about the lovely Plaça del Rei in a previous post, today I would like to show you another charming square inside the Barcelona Gothic Quarter: La Plaça del Pi.

This nice square is located in front of a jewel of Catalan Gothic Architecture: Santa Maria del Pi. This church, together with Santa Maria del Mar basilica and the Cathedral of Barcelona, are the most important gothic religious buildings in Barcelona. There is also another nice example of catalan gothic style in Barcelona: Pedralbes monastery.



Santa Maria del Pi in BarcelonaMain facade of Santa Maria del Pi, one of the most important gothic churches in Barcelona. Els Pintors del Pi (Pi painters) also appear showing their paintings



Plaça del Pi inside the Barcelona Gothic QuarterYou will find these artists on saturdays (from 11am to 8pm) and on sundays (from 11am to 2pm) showing their paintings at La Plaça del Pi, a lovely square in Barcelona Gothic Quarter



Gothic rose window of Santa Maria del PiFrom Plaça del Pi I took this picture of the gothic rose window of Santa Maria del Pi



Gothic archivolts of the main entrance to Santa Maria del PiGothic archivolts of the main entrance to Santa Maria del Pi. The tympanum is divided by two small columns into three arched areas. In the central area is a statue of the Virgin and Child



Bell tower of Santa Maria del PiThe bell tower, built in octogonal shape, is one of the characteristics elements of the gothic church of Santa Maria del Pi



Gothic church of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona
Inside the gothic church of Santa Maria del Pi, one of the most beautiful gothic churches you can visit in Barcelona



Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona
Altar of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona



Plaça del Pi in BarcelonaFinally, a nostalgic look of Plaça del Pi, a lovely square which shows the essence of the Barcelona Gothic Quarter


Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona

Gothic chuch of Santa Maria del Pi lit at night in Barcelona



If you like gothic architecture, you would be interested in visiting the following religious buildings in Barcelona:





In the old city of Barcelona you can also visit other beautiful places:



Next, some useful information in case you want to visit this lovely church:


- Address: Pl. del Pi, 7
- How to get there:
  • Metro L3: stop Liceu.
  • Bus: 14, 59 and 91.
- Web site: www.parroquiadelpi.com
- Opening time: Daily, from 9.30am to 1pm and 5pm to 8.30pm.


Finally, clicking on the next link you will find more links to other beautiful places in Barcelona, among them, more nice squares in the Gothic Quarter.


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