Come to Barcino147 B&B.. just in 15 minutes walk from our Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona you can see one of Barcelona’s biggest Gothic churches
Built in the Catalan Gothic style, Santa Maria del Pi is the basilica with the largest rose window in Catalonia and has four original stained-glass windows by one of the finest stained-glass artists from the Catalan baroque era. Antònia”, the largest of the six bells that crown the bell tower can be heard ringing out all around Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. The tower has never been open to the public before but now you can go to the top and enjoy breathtaking views of the city.
• The basilica consists of a single nave and is surrounded by side chapels between the buttresses. Inside is a Gothic image of the Virgin of the Pines and a museum housing an important collection of gold and silverware and some outstanding medieval funeral escutcheons which are unique to Catalonia.
• If you come to our bed and breakfast in barcelona Barcino147 will tell you how to admire the “Gegants del Pi”, giant figures who represent kings, nobles or characters wearing traditional costumes. They are the most famous “giants” in the city and probably the oldest in Catalonia. They are particularly popular with children as they are the subject of a well-known children’s song.
• It is said that a pine forest once stood on this site in the Gothic Quarter and, in fact, you can still see a pine tree in front of the church.
• Come to our bed and breakfast in barcelona and et yourself be captivated by the charm of the Plaça del Pi and the Plaça Sant Josep Oriol where 40 artists exhibit their paintings and prints every weekend.