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“Nice Combo of Romanesque and Gothic”
Review of Santa Anna Church

Santa Anna Church
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Ranked #44 of 749 things to do in Barcelona
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

On an extremely busy Easter weekend in Barcelona, we found this lovely church and its tiny square to be almost empty. Santa Anna is not touted like the cathedral and some other churches in the city, which likely played a part in the lack of visitors. But we thought that Santa Anna was well worth seeing, and we enjoyed having most of this church to ourselves.

As an architecture buff, I liked the simplicity of the Romanesque structure. But the cloister and roof are Gothic. The cloister actually shows the evolution of style from Catalan Gothic to Renaissance. Different styles relate to the church's beginning as a monastery for centuries and then a 3-century building project for its transformation to a church. Striking Romanesque features include windows that display scenes from the Book of Genesis. The central nave shows off Catalan Gothic style.

Santa Anna Church is quite close to Placa Catalunya. We entered the square through Santa Anna Street.

Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

great place to make some prayers and light a whisper candle
visited this place on my last tour to Barcelona

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This Socially active church is situated in the heart of Barcelona close to Plaza Catalunya. A social worker is present every afternoon to help the needed. In the evening guitar concerts are organised

Thank msi2014
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Our US high school choir had the experience of performing in this beautiful little church. It's a lovely little parish to visit regardless of your religious beliefs. Just the thought of it existing for more than 1500 years is awe-inspiring. Take a few minutes to look at the floor and the carvings to see what you discover!

Thank LynnLLS
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This was my fifth trip to Barcelona and I thought I had seen everything in the city. I downloaded the free Rick Steves audio walking tour and discovered this little gem only a few steps off of La Rambla. What an incredibly beautiful little church! It’s definitely worth a visit and it’s only a few seconds off the road quite close to Plaza Catalunya.

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