Look at Santa Maria del Mar in a new light

  • Book: Cathedral of the Sea
  • Location: Barcelona
  • Author: Ildefonso Falcones

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I didn’t manage to finish this book before my trip to Barcelona but had read enough to spend much more time looking at Santa Maria del Mar than I would have otherwise, imagining the stones being carried for it’s construction, the hoisting of the roof and life at that time.
This is an epic story of life in medieval Catalonia with all the horrors and hardships that could involve. I can’t comment on the accuracy of the history and at times I lost track of which King was being referred to in my eagerness to read what would happen next, but I still learned more interesting facts from this than from my guidebook.

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