Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy

  • La Mercè

    La Mercè

  • La Mercè

    La Mercè

  • La Mercè

    La Mercè

The Basilica of Our Lady of Grace and St. Michael the Archangel, known simply as the Basilica of Mercy or the Basilica of the Merced, is one of the most emblematic places in Barcelona, located in the Gothic Quarter.

 

The Basilica de la Mercy was built by the Catalan architect Josep Mas i Dordal in 1765. It is dedicated to the patron saint of Barcelona, Our Lady of Mercé. The interior of the church is impressive, with Gothic architecture adorned with sculptures and religious frescoes. It is also known for housing the statue of the Virgin of Mercé, which is carried in a procession during the Mercé festival in September.

 

Virgen de la Mercé

 

History of the Basilica of Mercy 

The history of the Basilica de la Mercé dates back to medieval times, when the inhabitants of Barcelona asked the Virgin Mary to protect them from the plague and pirates. Legend has it that the Virgin appeared to a merchant, Sant Pere Nolasc, and asked him to build a church in her honour. Since then, the church of La Mercé has become an important place of pilgrimage for the people of Barcelona and visitors from all over the world.

 

If you visit the church of La Mercé, be sure to see the crypt, which houses the remains of Saint Eulalia, the patron saint of Barcelona before the Virgin of La Mercé.

 

In 1918 it was granted the title of minor basilica by Pope Benedict XV in commemoration of the 7th centenary of the apparition of the Virgin to St. Peter Nolasco, founder of the Order of Mercedarians.

 

La Mercé

La Mercè

 

Our advice: You can attend a mass or a religious celebration to discover the spiritual atmosphere of the church. At the bottom of the page we indicate the times of the masses and the opening hours of the Basilica. The Basilica can be visited all day, the morning being the least busy time of the day.

 

According to online reviews, visitors are impressed by the beauty and serenity of the Mercé church. Comments highlight the historical and religious significance of the place, as well as the artistic richness of its architecture. Visitors also recommend attending a mass for an authentic spiritual experience.

Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy

Plaça de la Mercè, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Area: Barrio Gótico
Email: infoSPAMFILTER@basilicadelamerce.com
Website: Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy - Barcelona
Opening hours: From 9am to 1.30pm. Afternoons: from 16.30 to 20.00h. // Mass times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: at 19,00h. Wednesday, at 12.00h. Saturdays: 10.00h and 19.15h (bilingual). Sundays: 11.00h (Spanish); 12.30h (Catalan) and 19.00h (Spanish).
Phone: +34 93 315 27 56
Metro/Bus: Metro: L3 Drassanes - L4 Jaume I
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Last comment
Very beautiful place to see
AndyV (16 Sep 2023 - 09:54)
La Mercé (Our Lady of Mercy) is a very beautiful place to see. Free and little known while it is large and well decorated!
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Last comments

Barthélemy - 14 Jun 2024 - 16:00
super cool
Vous pouvez aussi citer le W Barcelone avec son WetDeck mais effectivement il est au rdc et non en rooftop. Merci en tous les cas. B
Barcelona.com - 5 Jun 2024 - 10:16
@Jennie
Hi Jennie, Fifteen days before finding an entrance ticket for the Sagrada Familia or Park Güell is quite normal at this time of year, as we are entering the high season. To ensure that visits are enjoyable for all, the overall number of visitors is limited. Our tip : opt for tickets with guided tour, often available during peak periods Best, .
Jennie - 5 Jun 2024 - 10:06
city pass availability
For the city pass we are on 5 June but the tickets for the sagrada familia and park guell are only available from the 20th? is this normal?
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I am travelling to Spain this summer - 2024 and would like to know if I need covid vaccine
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Hello Daniella, to find the guided tour of Sagrada Familia with english guide: > click on the block Sagrada Familia Tour > on the next page choose "Go With A Local: Skip-The-Line Sagrada Família Tour in English" choose number of visitors and date... and that's it! Have a good day,
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3 comments

  1. Very beautiful place to see - AndyV (16 Sep 2023 - 09:54)

    La Mercé (Our Lady of Mercy) is a very beautiful place to see. Free and little known while it is large and well decorated!

  2. very nice chuch - antonVI (10 May 2023 - 08:58)

    It is also an important place of pilgrimage for the faithful of the Virgin Mary.
    to visit:,-)

  3. la iglesia de la Merce - maaike (10 Apr 2011 - 11:30)

    It´s a wonderfull cherch with a nice Mary, I asked her something en She did it for me, thanks go there for a nice experince !!!

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