Facade of Capella d'en Marcús

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Capella d'en Marcús

La Ribera

Standing at the northern end of Carrer de Montcada, on the corner of Carrer dels Corders, this much-meddled-with Romanesque chapel was once a wayfarers’ stop on the road northeast out of medieval Barcelona. Originally financed by wealthy bourgeois Bernat Marcús, it's one of the city's oldest churches, with a 17th-century subterranean crypt hidden below.

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