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Guided Tour about the Novel - Cathedral of the Sea

A Guided Tour in English to Original Locations in the Districts El Borne and Barri Gòtic

The literary guided tour "Cathedral of the Sea" was inspired by the novel of Ildefonso Falcones. Visit the original locations with us, which were vividly described in this fascinating novel. Revive the stories of the 14th-century novel protagonists. We address greed, injustice, wars, the plague and the Spanish Inquisition during our 2.5 hour journey through time.


Services of the private, English-speaking city tour "The Cathedral of the Sea"

  • English speaking tour through the old town of El Born and the Gothic district
  • Duration approx. 2.5 hours
  • The date and time are freely selectable.
  • For bookings starting between 13:00 and 14:00, an additional entrance fee of € 5.00 will be charged on site for the visit of the interior of the Santa Maria del Mar church.
  • Admission to Santa Maria del Mar is for free in between 9:00 and 12:00 and from 15:00.
  • Our tour guide is there exclusively for your group.
  • Meeting point: main access staircase of the Santa Maria del Mar church (opposite Caputxes restaurant)


  • The church of Santa María del Mar
  • The money changer roads
  • The Sea Consulate
  • The street Montcada
  • The Call - the Jewish quarter
  • The Bishop's Palace
  • The Reial Majoy Palace
  • The harbor

Free Time Selection

  • Date and time for the tour can be chosen freely. Beginning of the tour is possible in between 9:00 and 18:00.
  • No tours on January 1, December 25 and December 26
  • Booking is easy: just choose the group size and the desired date. Then click on "Add to cart".
  • You will get an e-mail confirming that we received your booking immediatly. Within 48 hours you will receive a binding booking confirmation.
  • You can cancel the booking up to 48 hours prior to the event for free.
  • In case of a later cancellation or a no show, a refund won't be possible.

The best-seller novel "Cathedral of the Sea" took place almost 700 years ago, at a time when Barcelona was one of the most prosperous and growing cities in Europe. At that time, the inhabitants of the modest district Ribera decided to build a new church - by the people for the people. This church is dedicated to the patron saint of sailors - the Santa Maria de la Mar. But the people of Barcelona, both the poor and the rich, had to deal with a variety of problems at those times ...

Book the Guided Tour: Cathedral of the Sea

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Guided Tour - Cathedral of the Sea (private)
1-5 persons 119.00€
6-10 persons 149.00€
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