Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy

Local nameBasílica de la Mercè
LocationGothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain

The Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy is a Baroque-style basilica in Barcelona, Catalonia. It was built between 1765 and 1775, being the work of Catalan architect Josep Mas i Dordal. The dome of the church is crowned with a statue of Our Lady that is visible from the seaside promenade near the drassanes. This church was the second in Barcelona to receive the title of minor basilica, preceded only by the Barcelona Cathedral. The title was granted in 1918 by Pope Benedict XV, commemorating the seven hundredth anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin to St. Peter Nolasco, founder of the Order of Mercy.

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Address 14 Carrer de la Mercè, Barcelona 08002, Spain

Coordinates 41°22'46.564" N 2°10'46.873" E

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