Recent Searches
Clear

We’re committed to helping you feel confident as you get back out there. Check out our flexible cancellation policies and learn what steps operators are taking to keep you safe. As conditions evolve, check local regulations for the latest information.

Read More

St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral Tours

star-4
13 Reviews
St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral
St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral (Santa Maria del Mar) stands at the end of Passeig del Born as one of Barcelona’s most magnificent Catalan Gothic churches. Built in the 14th century, the cathedral is characterized by its architectural elegance and harmony. A highlight is the 15th-century stained-glass rose window.
 
The Basics
St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral is a prominent landmark in La Ribera and a regular stop on walking tours of this historic neighborhood. To appreciate some of the city’s finest art and architecture, combine a cathedral tour with a guided visit to the Picasso Museum, which is a short walk from the cathedral. Fans of Ildefonso Falcones’ novel The Cathedral of the Sea can tour locations featured in the book with a local guide.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The cathedral is a must-visit for architecture buffs and spiritual travelers.
  • Remember to dress respectfully, with clothing covering shoulders and knees.
  • The ground floor areas of the cathedral are wheelchair-accessible.
 
How to Get There
The cathedral is located in El Born, Barcelona’s medieval district, within easy walking distance of just about anywhere in the Old City. To get there by public transportation, take the Barcelona Metro Line 4 to either the Jaume I or Barceloneta station.
 
When to Get There
The cathedral is open for cultural visits every afternoon. It’s also possible to duck in quietly during mass to soak up the atmosphere. Mass is held each evening, Sunday morning, and holidays. Try to time your visit to coincide with a choral performance to get a true feel for the acoustics.
 
FC Barcelona Logo
Football (soccer) fans visiting the cathedral should keep an eye out for a hidden tribute to the city’s beloved team. One of the stained-glass windows in the cathedral depicts the FC Barcelona crest. During the 1960s, the team helped finance the renovation of the window, and their crest was added as a sign of gratitude.
Address: Placa Santa Maria 1, La Ribera, Barcelona, Ciutat Vella 08003, Spain
Read More

Recent Reviews from Experiences in Barcelona

star-5
Great Flamenco show
Shepherd
, Sep 2019
Our guide Brunella was wonderful. Friendly, knowledgeable and fun to be with. Explained many things on the tour and showed us great food and drinks at the specific places that showed the culinary dishes in Barcelona.
star-5
An Excellent Tour
Safari50862339619
, Jun 2019
We had a really great time with this tour. Saw a lot of Barcelona and learned a lot of history. We had tapas and snacks and wine and the flamenco show was top notch. It lasted for an hour and was really quite enjoyable. Would highly recommend this tour.
star-2
troppo caro
S7127GZjessicad
, Dec 2019
La guida italiana è brava e simpatica, ma il tour e lo spettacolo seguente non valgono la spesa. Prezzo troppo alto

91 Tours and Activities to Experience St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
The best Tapas & Flamenco Show - City Tour, Tapas & Wine, and Flamenco ShowTheater

The best Tapas & Flamenco Show - City Tour, Tapas & Wine, and Flamenco Show

star-4
Skip the crowds and immerse yourself in Spanish culture on this private tour. Stroll through secret passageways and past Roman ruins. Taste delicious tapas, pintxos, and red wine in traditional taverns, then conclude your experience with a flamenco show in one of the most beautiful palaces in the city.
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$95.21 
Price varies by group size
From  
$95.21 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Barcelona Ghost Night Walking TourCity Packages

Barcelona Ghost Night Walking Tour

star-4
After the Spanish sun sinks into the horizon, the restless souls of Barcelona begin to roam the serpentine streets, allowing you to discover the sinister secrets of Barcelona on a 2-hour ghost walking tour of the city. Listen to terrifying tales of witchcraft, exorcisms and paranormal activity as you learn about the gruesome past of legendary landmarks like the Arc de Triomf and the Church of Santa Maria. Wander through darkened neighborhoods and feel the eerie atmosphere that the cover of darkness bestows upon the Catalonian capital.
...  More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$16.06 
Price varies by group size
From  
$16.06 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Tapas and Wine Experience Small-Group Walking TourWine Tasting

SPECIAL OFFER

Tapas and Wine Experience Small-Group Walking Tour

star-5
Tuck into tasty tapas and traditional wines on this gastronomic tour of Barcelona. Get the inside scoop on Barcelona’s renowned foodie scene from a local guide and stop along the way to dine at the city’s best tapas bars. At each restaurant, sample an array of delicious Catalan cuisine, taste local specialties like Iberian ham, ‘’ or ‘pan con tomate’ (spicy potatoes, bread, and tomato), and choose from a selection of fine regional wines. You can choose between an afternoon or evening tour and upgrade to include a flamenco show.
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$68.83 
$86.03
$17.20 savings
Price varies by group size
From  
$68.83 
$86.03
$17.20 savings
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Tapas and Wine TastingWine Tasting

Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Tapas and Wine Tasting

star-5
Experience the culture and cuisine of Barcelona on this electric bike, tapas, and wine tour. Follow your knowledgeable guide through the atmospheric streets of the Catalonia's capital in search of landmarks such as the El Born Cultural Centre and Frank Gehry’s Golden Fish sculpture. Absorb the botanical beauty of Parc de la Ciutadella, and admire the picturesque charm of La Barceloneta port. Appease an appetite for authenticity by visiting a local bar to feast on up to four tapas dishes and three drinks in a convivial atmosphere.
...  More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$67.68 
From  
$67.68 
Learn More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Barcelona, walking book tour: 'The Shadow of the Wind' Walking City Packages

Barcelona, walking book tour: 'The Shadow of the Wind' Walking

star-4.5
Follow in the footsteps of characters from the bestselling novel The Shadow of the Wind on a literary walking tour. Discover some of Barcelona’s most sacred locations as you trace the narrative of the novel by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, which has sold more than 2 million copies since its publication in 2001. Stroll the winding streets of Santa Anna Street and Montcada Street, absorb the ambience of the renowned Els Quatre Gats Café, and gaze at the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Mar, as your guide enriches your literary and historical knowledge.
...  More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$17.78 
Price varies by group size
From  
$17.78 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Rickshaw tours BarcelonaMountain Bike Tours

Rickshaw tours Barcelona

star-5
A ride through Barcelona aboard a La Indy rickshaw is a unique experience that combines fun, sightseeing, history and laughs. We are the first rickshaws cooperative in Barcelona. Founded in February 2016, our members are from different parts of the world and are passionate to show you the secrets of the city. Barcelona has a lot to see and a lot to do, it has something for everyone, lets find out what it has for you!
...  More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$62.26 
From  
$62.26 
Learn More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking TourCity Packages

Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

star-5
Explore several thousand years of Barcelona history in a single day during this guided Gothic Quarter walking tour. Travel back in time to the Roman and medieval eras as you discover this atmospheric neighborhood’s winding streets and many layers of history. Walk alongside one of the world’s best-preserved Roman walls and enjoy stops at the medieval Plaça del Reial, Barcelona Cathedral, La Boquería Market, and Las Ramblas.
...  More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$18.69 
Price varies by group size
From  
$18.69 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Barcelona in a Day: Sagrada Família, Casa Milà & Cathedral RooftopDay Trips

Barcelona in a Day: Sagrada Família, Casa Milà & Cathedral Rooftop

star-5
Experience the best of Barcelona in a single day. Tour Gaudí’s fantastical cathedral, La Sagrada Família; admire art nouveau architecture on the Passeig de Gracia; and skip the line with access to Casa Milá and take in stunning rooftop views. Explore Barrio Gotíc, La Rambla, the old Jewish Quarter, and more. End your tour with a 1-hour coastal cruise and a welcome drink on board the sailboat. 
...  More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$128.47 
From  
$128.47 
Learn More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Barcelona Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour with a Local ExpertHalf-day Tours

Barcelona Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour with a Local Expert

star-5
If you want to see Barcelona’s most impressive landmarks, but also discover some of the city’s less-visited sights, this is the tour for you. Enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide, as you stroll down Las Ramblas, explore the medieval quarter of El Born, and visit the seafront neighborhood of Barceloneta. Along the way, admire landmarks like Santa Maria del Mar and Palau de Musica, see early Gaudi works such as Palau Güell and the lamp posts of Placa Reia; and sample traditional churros.
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$48.18 
Price varies by group size
From  
$48.18 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Private Barcelona Skip the Line Tour: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell & La PedreraFull-day Tours

SPECIAL OFFER

Private Barcelona Skip the Line Tour: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell & La Pedrera

star-5
Discover the best Barcelona has to offer on this full-day private tour of the city. Explore Barcelona with your own personal guide and learn about the city’s rich culture and history. Enjoy skip-the-line access at the famous Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and La Pedrera and take in the panoramic views of Barcelona from Montjuic and Tibidabo. Make the most of your time in Barcelona with this comprehensive and time-saving tour.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$367.07 
$458.84
$91.77 savings
Price varies by group size
From  
$367.07 
$458.84
$91.77 savings
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Barcelona Rickshaw TourCity Packages

Barcelona Rickshaw Tour

star-5
Skip the bus tour and explore Barcelona from the slow lane with this rickshaw tour. From your own private rickshaw, you'll see Modernist and Gothic architecture and monuments while your driver guides you through the city, making photo stops along the way and offering insight into the sights. Each tour is customizable to your wishes.
...  More
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$33.84 
From  
$33.84 
Learn More
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Barcelona Kickstart Private TourCity Packages

Barcelona Kickstart Private Tour

star-5
Kickstart your trip to Barcelona on this private walking tour of the city led by a guide. Venture beyond your guidebook to get the inside scoop on Barcelona’s must-see spots, and head to a hip neighborhood often skipped over by travelers. This private tour can accommodate one to eight people, and offers flexible departure times.
...  More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$22.94 
Price varies by group size
From  
$22.94 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

3-Hour Tapas Secret Food Tour in BarcelonaHalf-day Tours

3-Hour Tapas Secret Food Tour in Barcelona

star-5
Taste your way around Barcelona on this tapas food tour. Travel in a small group, which means better access to your guide. Save time researching where to find good eateries by having a guide to show your favorite local haunts. Try local products that may include Iberian ham, paella, cheese, churros, and even local wine. Don't worry about translating menus or navigating, making it the ultimate carefree and fun foodie experience.
...  More
  • 3 hours
From  
$110.27 
From  
$110.27 
Learn More
  • 3 hours

Barcelona Half-Day Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour

star-4.5
Experience the architectural and artistic majesty of Barcelona on a half-day bike tour of the city. Energize and enjoy yourself on this exciting excursion with a knowledgeable and experienced guide; see all of the city’s significant sights such as the La Catedral and Placa del Rei as you gently cycle between magnificent monuments. Capture fabulous photographs at each stop and gain insight into the city’s fascinating history with informative commentary. A moderate level of fitness is not required on this tour due to the gentle nature of the route.
...  More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$34.41 
From  
$34.41 
Learn More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada FamiliaDay Trips

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

star-4.5
Discover some of the best-kept secrets of Barcelona during this half-day or full-day private tour of the city’s top sights. Get personalized attention from your guide as you skip the lines at the iconic La Sagrada Familia cathedral. Then stroll the atmospheric streets of the city’s Gothic Quarter on a walking tour, stopping to admire a 2,000-year-old Roman temple. You’ll also get to sip cava, Catalonia’s signature sparkling wine, at a local food market, check out modernist architecture in the city’s Eixample district and take in gorgeous views from the hilltop Montjuïc area, among other stops. This private tour also includes round-trip transport from your hotel and optional upgrade to a full-day tour featuring afternoon visits to architect Antoni Gaudí’s La Pedrera and Park Güell.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$295.34 
Price varies by group size
From  
$295.34 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group TourMountain Bike Tours

Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group Tour

star-5
Glide around Barcelona’s most alluring attractions on an electric bike tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the ease of riding a smooth and speedy electric bike as your guide takes you to legendary landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia. Select from two different itineraries according to your interests, and gain fascinating insights into the culture of Catalonia’s vibrant capital. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and personalized attention on this small-group tour, where the number of participants is limited.
...  More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$44.74 
From  
$44.74 
Learn More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Barcelona Tour: Skip the Line Sagrada Familia, Park Güell & La PedreraFull-day Tours

SPECIAL OFFER

Barcelona Tour: Skip the Line Sagrada Familia, Park Güell & La Pedrera

star-5
Skip the long ticket lines to Basilica of Sagrada Familia and other fantastical structures of Antoni Gaudí on this small-group guided tour in Barcelona. Benefit from fast-track entry and an intimate tour of the famed Spanish architect’s most iconic works, including Park Güell and the UNESCO-listed apartment building La Pedrera. Stroll around the Gothic Quarter and relax with a light breakfast plus lunch (Iberian ham paired with wine).
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$201.89 
$252.36
$50.47 savings
Price varies by group size
From  
$201.89 
$252.36
$50.47 savings
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Barcelona Skip the Line Tour: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell & La PedreraFull-day Tours

SPECIAL OFFER

Barcelona Skip the Line Tour: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell & La Pedrera

star-5
Cover the best of Barcelona on this full-day tour. Visit the city’s most famous attractions and landmarks such as the Gothic Quarter, Plaza Catalunya, Montjuic and more as you learn about Barcelona’s history from your informative guide. This comprehensive tour also includes skip-the-line access to three popular attractions: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and La Pedrera. Enjoy a light breakfast and an Iberian ham tasting as an additional treat.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$201.89 
$252.36
$50.47 savings
Price varies by group size
From  
$201.89 
$252.36
$50.47 savings
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Barcelona Guided Tour by SegwayCity Packages

Barcelona Guided Tour by Segway

star-5
Explore Barcelona by Segway, the fastest way to get around the city’s top attractions. Choose your tour duration, then depart from Las Ramblas, with multiple departure times to fit your travel schedule. Your guide shares stories and curiosities of the Mediterranean city on this small-group experience, limited to six people.
...  More
  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$44.74 
From  
$44.74 
Learn More
  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Barcelona's Old Town: Food & Wine Small Group Tour with a SommelierDining Experiences

Barcelona's Old Town: Food & Wine Small Group Tour with a Sommelier

star-5
Perfect for the discerning palates of food lovers, this Barcelona tapas tour combines Catalan culture with Spanish gastronomy. Alongside your guide, you’ll explore two Barcelona neighborhoods and tick off top attractions such as the Gothic Quarter and Born districts. Feast on authentic tapas at five different local places and learn about the diverse Spanish cuisine throughout its food, wines, and unique places.
...  More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$128.42 
From  
$128.42 
Learn More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Historical Montserrat Half-Day Hiking Tour from BarcelonaHiking

Historical Montserrat Half-Day Hiking Tour from Barcelona

star-5
Undertake a physical and spiritual journey to the mystical mountaintop retreat of Monserrat on this 6-hour combination sightseeing and hiking trip with a small group. Travel with no more than 8 guests to this ancient religious site, exploring the Benedictine monastery and the world-famous ‘Black Madonna’ wood carving. Then spend the second half of your day hiking amidst the scenic landscape and hidden ‘hermitages’ (retreats) of the Monserrat range. A guide, Montserrat admission fees and one-way funicular ride are also included.
...  More
  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$75.88 
From  
$75.88 
Learn More
  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Barcelona Bike Tour | Pedal Your Way Into HistoryMountain Bike Tours

Barcelona Bike Tour | Pedal Your Way Into History

star-5
Get an overview of Barcelona’s most impressive buildings, bodegas, and beaches on this action-packed bike tour. Enjoy guide commentary and regular stop-offs to admire local sights, including time to have a picnic at the beach (bring your own snacks). It’s a great way to tick off many Barcelona highlights in a short space of time, including Barcelona Cathedral, Placa Reial, and La Sagrada Familia.
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$28.67 
From  
$28.67 
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria MarketWine Tasting

Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria Market

star-5
Dip into Barcelona’s culinary repertoire on a half-day small-group walking tour around its foodie hotspots. With an expert guide, learn about Barcelona’s history and cuisine as you stroll the lanes, squares, and backstreets of the Gothic and El Born quarters. Call at stands at La Boqueria food market to taste local hams and cheeses, and make several food stops to sample olive oil, wine, tapas, Catalan Champagne, and more. Your tour includes lunch.
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$86.03 
From  
$86.03 
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Highlights of Barcelona: Full-Day Private Tour with LunchFull-day Tours

Highlights of Barcelona: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

star-5
From modernist masterpieces to authentic Catalonian cuisine, experience the best of Barcelona on this private, full-day sightseeing tour. Make the most of your time as a private guide leads you to the city’s must-see attractions, including the Gothic Quarter, Plaça d’Espanya, and the Gaudí-designed Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Recharge midday with an included lunch at a renowned local restaurant.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$279.00 
Price varies by group size
From  
$279.00 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical E-bike Tour in BarcelonaMountain Bike Tours

Historical E-bike Tour in Barcelona

star-5
View Barcelona’s sights more quickly and easily than by foot or public transport with this electric bike tour. Coast down streets and lanes to see historical highlights such as the Gothic Quarter, Santa Maria del Mar Basilica, and more; and hear history and facts from a guide that you might otherwise miss. An ideal city overview if you’re short on time and fancy trying out an electric bike.
...  More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$39.00 
Price varies by group size
From  
$39.00 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Should I book St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral tickets in advance?
A:
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 91 St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral tickets and tours on Viator.
Q:
How much does it cost to visit St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral 2020?
A:
Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral costs USD 95.21. Guided St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral tours start around USD 95.21 per person. See all 91 St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral tickets and tours on Viator.
Q:
What's the best way to experience St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral?