Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona, Spain – GibSpain
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Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Shortly after the arrival of Christianity to the Roman colony of Barcino, modern-day Barcelona, a small Christian community was started near the sea and just outside its walls. There was a Christian necropolis here where St Eulàlia, martyr, was probably buried in 303 A.D. This site might have been the place where a chapel was first built, known then as Santa Maria de Les Arenes, St. Mary of the Sea Sands. By the end of the seventh century, the existing structure was already known as “Santa Maria del Mar” Visit Spain. Epic Spain Route © Monika Newbound

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