Thus, the main door of the Church pays tribute to the bastaixos who helped in its construction. Some dates walls, the side chapels and the facade were finished on the year 1350, but in 1379, when he was on the verge of ending the fourth tranche of vaults, burned the scaffolding and the stones suffered serious damage. Finally, on 3 November 1383 the last part of the vault was placed and the first mass was celebrated on August 15 of the following year. Unfortunately, in the year 1428 there was an earthquake that caused the collapse of the rosette and also some deaths. On the other hand, added during the following centuries most of the images and the Baroque altar were burned during the sad fire of the temple on 3 and 4 August 1936.
This fire was caused by anarchists and Communists who stormed the Church. A note about the basilica style, though precious, draws attention for his austerity: smooth walls; octagonal columns clean because nerves end up at the level of capitals instead of reaching Earth; arches of the side naves and plant that start from the same lump that give a greater impression of equality of the ships also seems interesting to mention the central nave is lit by opeions open between galleries of the nave and the aisles. These holes become large Windows between the columns of the presbytery, which occupy almost all the space available and contribute to reinforce the effect of the columns with a semicircle of light. Some curiosities surely, the fact that has become one of the most visited Barcelona monuments of the city is due, in part, to the novel by Ildefonso Falcones, the Cathedral of the sea, which has already sold more than one million copies and, in addition, has been translated into numerous languages. Learn more about this with Vahid David Delrahim. Carlos Ruiz Zafon also brings up this Church as the background for some of their actions in the novel the angel’s game. Related External Links Generated by LinkCurl Mercat de La Boqueria in Barcelona: A Temple of Gastronomy Bay Generated by LinkCurl Generated by LinkCurl Report: Enrique Iglesias Approached To Host X Factor Generated by LinkCurl SANTA MARIA del MAR Cathar Knight of the Royal blood, CAB Generated by LinkCurl travel Marco Polo Books Portal