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Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi
Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi

Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi

Free admission
7 Plaça del Pi, Barcelona, Spain, 08002

The Basics

The basilica has an imposing facade, a single nave, gilded chapels, a high vaulted ceiling, and exquisite stained glass windows. The 12-sided rose window is one of the largest in the world. Climb the 177-foot-tall (54-meter-tall) bell tower for panoramic views over Barcelona and view priceless metalwork, relics, and paintings in the treasury and museum.

Tour the basilica on your own or join a guided tour to access areas like the bell tower. Tours can be combined with a walking tour of the Barri Gòtic and other attractions, such as La Sagrada Familia. Visit on a hop-on hop-off bus to explore top Barcelona attractions at your leisure. For a unique view of the city, add on a helicopter and boat sightseeing tour.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

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Magical evening with a master of Spanish guitar
Dominika_K, Oct 2021
Spanish Guitar Concert at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona
We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. It was purely magical to listen to the best of Spanish guitar in an atmospheric setting of a small Chapel in a centre of Barcelona. Highly recommended!
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Beautiful Classical Guitar in a Beautiful Chapel
Zwida_Ozkart, Sep 2021
Spanish Guitar Concert at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona
Hidden gem! Ekaterina Zaytseva was an absolute joy to watch. The chapel is beautiful, the show intimate and masterful—only wonderful things to say about this experience. At one hour, this is an easy yes for anyone with time to spare. The only question mark I have is why this wasn’t sold out!
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Best Experience in Barcelona
Nelson_A, Aug 2021
Spanish Guitar Concert at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona
This concert was the best of the various activities that we experienced in our recent stay in Barcelona, bar none! It was amazing to see the guitar abilities of these musical masters and they didn't disappoint.
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Beautiful venue and wonderful music
Carrie_L, Oct 2021
Spanish Guitar Concert at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona
The venue was intimate and full of character and this created a very atmospheric ambiance. The solo guitar sounded wonderful. Please though could the staff enforce the rule of turning phones OFF! We were asked to do this when we entered and we of course complied. It was so annoying and disappointing to be surrounded by rude selfish people constantly taking photographs and videos during the beautiful concert. Why can't people just enjoy the moment and stay off their phones for one short hour?
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Great way to end my trip!
Mindy_Y, Jul 2019
Spanish Guitar Concert at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona
Highly recommended. The guitarist was incredibly talented and the venue was very unique and intimate. What a beautiful performance!
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Enchanted Evening
Joseph_M, Jul 2019
Spanish Guitar Concert at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona
This was special, the location, the performers and the program. It was a mixture of Flamenco, Jazz, Classical guitar and culminated with the amazing Al DiMeola piece Mediterranean Sundance.
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Excellent concert
Mary R, Jul 2019
Spanish Guitar Concert at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona
This young man was an amazing guitarist. A joy to hear!! Very moving and really dedicated to his music.
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Amazingly amazing!
ShannonO393, Jun 2019
Spanish Guitar Concert at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona
Such a wonderful evening for my travel memories. Worth the time to try something truly unique and special.
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Very good experience in a nice location
Gabriela_G, Jun 2019
Spanish Guitar Concert at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona
The songs were all very good, the guitar players performed very well and the sound was very nice. The only problem was the time spent in line and if you do not get there 40 min before the event it is likely to end up in the back
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Music to Lift your Soul!!
Penelope_C, May 2019
Spanish Guitar Concert at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona
The Spanish guitar oncert with three guitarists was phenomenal!! An excellent, intimate Gothic Cathedral. A must see if there is a performance!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is a fee to access certain portions of the basilica.

  • Guided tours are available for an additional fee and include the bell tower.

  • Wear comfortable shoes if planning to climb the steps to the bell tower.

  • Don’t forget your camera to capture the views from the tower.

  • The main part of the basilica is wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

The Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi is located in the Barri Gòtic, on Plaça del Pi, just a few minutes’ walk from Las Ramblas and the tourist center of Barcelona. By public transportation, take the metro (L3) to Liceu or take bus 59, 91, or V13.

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When to Get There

The basilica is open for visits daily but closed on December 25 and 26, January 1 to 6, and May 12. Guided tours are available daily at 12pm and 1pm and on weekends also at 3:30pm. Music concerts are held here frequently; check ahead for the latest schedule.

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Pine Giants

At the entrance of the basilica is a case holding four giant wearable puppets: Mustafá, Elisenda (to honor Queen Elisenda de Montcada), Oriol (for St. José, patron saint of the barrio of Pi), and Laia (after St. Eulalia, the patroness of Barcelona). They date back to the 16th and 18th centuries and are still used in festivals and Catholic feast days.

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