Església de la Mercè

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Església de la Mercè information

Location
Barcelona , Spain
Address
Plaça de la Mercè
Getting there
Metro: Drassanes
Opening hours
10am-1pm & 6-8pm
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Raised in the 1760s on the site of its Gothic predecessor, the baroque Església de la Mercè is home to Barcelona’s most celebrated patron saint. It was badly damaged during the civil war. What remains is, however, quite a curiosity. The baroque facade facing the square contrasts with the Renaissance flank along Carrer Ample. Climb the steps behind the altar for a close-up view of the Virgin Mary statue for whom the church is named; it dates from 1361.