Barcelona churches are synonymous with magnificent architecture and unforgettable history. With over 200 churches scattered around the city, we’ve picked out 10 Barcelona churches worth visiting thanks to their historical, cultural or architectural value.
We will cover the city’s most famous churches – from the Sagrada Familia and the Barcelona cathedral and Santa María del Mar – to some lesser known but equally as stunning churches, just waiting to be discovered.
If you’re visiting Barcelona, don’t miss out on these hidden-away delights. Let us take you on a tour of Barcelona churches to discover another side of the city.
These 10 Barcelona churches are the ones we recommend you must see on your next visit!
Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar
This stunning example of Catalan Gothic architecture has a special place in the heart of all Barcelona locals, which was built thanks to the donations of local businessmen and residents. We’d thoroughly recommend a guided door to discover its crypts and rooftops with breathtaking views. Discover more in our article on this special Barcelona church.
Interested in learning more about this important piece of history? This Barcelona church inspired a book by ldefonso Falcones plus a TV series. You can discover many more books written about or set in Barcelona here.
Address: Plaça de Santa Maria, 1, 08003 Barcelona
Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor
This Neogothic monument is located almost 600 m above sea level with views overlooking the entire city. This Barcelona church started out as a small chapel; the construction as the church we know it as today started in 1902 and ended in 1961.
Why not make a day of it and also discover the Tibidabo amusement park? It’s the perfect plan for the whole family.
Address: Ctra. de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, 111, 08035 Barcelona
Monestir de Pedralbes
Founded in 1327, this Gothic monastery just outside the city centre boasts a three-floor cloister, a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions, and beautiful gardens. What’s more, its walls are brimming with history.
Address: Baixada del Monestir, 9, 08034 Barcelona
Basílica de la Sagrada Família
Need we say more? The Sagrada Familia, the ultimate Gaudí’s masterpieces, is a church that is synonymous with Barcelona. Don’t miss the chance to uncover the secrets of this World Heritage Site, which is a monument to Catalan identity. Discover more about the history of this epic Barcelona church and visiting it here.
Address: C. de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona
Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia
The name of the Cathedral of Barcelona can be translated as “Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Sant Eulalia” after the city’s patron saint, who is buried inside its walls.
This beautiful Barcelona church is an example of Gothic Catalan architecture that took 150 years to build. It can be found in the heart of the Gothic quarter. Discover our guide to one of Barcelona’s most fascinating neighbourhood’s here.
Address: Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona
Basílica de Montserrat
The church of the Montserrat monastery is a must for all those who visit Barcelona. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims who once travelled to this mountain to visit this sanctuary of the Virgin Mary of Montserrat.
A thousand years have passed since its founding, yet believers and non-believers from around the world still flock to this Barcelona church. Set in the mountains, it makes the perfect day trip for walkers. Discover how to get there and what to see whilst there here.
Address: 08199 Montserrat, Barcelona
Basílica Santa María del Pi
A stone’s throw away from the city’s famous avenue ‘Las Ramblas’, you’ll find art, culture and community tucked away in this historic square. Wander around this Gothic-style church and contemplate its beautiful stained glass windows, including the fascinating “Rose window”.
Address: Plaça del Pi, 7, 08002 Barcelona
Església de Sant Felipe Neri
On first glance, you perhaps may not even notice the San Felipe Neri church tucked away in this quaint, tranquil square, yet its walls hold a tragic tale that dates back to the Spanish Civil War.
Definitely worth a visit, if you would like to learn more about the neighbourhood of Cuitat Vella, where this Barcelona church is located, check out our guide here.
Address: Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, 2, 08002 Barcelona
Monastir de Santa Anna
Carrer de Santa Anna, 29, 08002 Barcelona
This former monastery located in the Gothic quarter is a Barcelona church you don’t want to miss. This Roman-style church still conserves much of its original architecture, despite having some Gothic elements.
Check out its website before visiting to discover concerts and events held in its beautiful courtyard.
Basílica de la Puríssima Concepció
The curious thing about this basilica is that it was once the Jonqueres Monastery. In the 19th century, stone by stone, it was moved to its new location in the heart of L’Exiample.
If you plan to visit the sights of Eixample, don’t miss this little-known Barcelona church, with a tranquil garden home to a plethora of exotic plants tucked away inside its walls.
Address: Aragó, 299, Carrer de Roger de Llúria, 70, 08009 Barcelona
Given these uncertain times, we recommend you check visiting times for Barcelona churches either online or by phone before you visit.
We hope you enjoy this guide to Barcelona churches. Let us know, which is your favourite Barcelona church?