Basílica de la Mercè

The Virgin of "la Mercè" -Our Lady of Mercy- has been the Patron Saint of the city of Barcelona since 1687. Her image, in gothic style, is venerated in the Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy

The Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy, known simply as Basilica de la Merced, is a baroque church in the plaza de la Merced, in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. It was built between 1765 and 1775, designed by catalan architect Josep Mas i Dordal. It is dedicated to the Virgen de la Merced as the patron of Barcelona, and is one of the most representative churches of the city.

The Basilica

Located in the Gothic Quarter, this is where the image of Our Lady of Mercy is venerated, The first church was constructed in 1249. The current one, in baroque style, was built in 1765. It is main shrine to the Virgin in Barcelona.

The Order

The Order of Mercy was founded in Barcelona in 1218. Saint Peter Nolasco, a merchant of the city, began the work of the Mercederians with ransom of slaves. His endeavor continues today with prisioners and the underprivileged.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 10:00am to 20:00pm
Wednesday and Saturday 10:00am to 13:00am and 18:00pm to 20:00pm

  • Gòtic
  • C. de la Mercè, 1
  • 93 315 27 56

  • Bus 14, 59, 64, 120, D20, H14, N0, N6
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