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Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor

The Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor of Barcelona, although its origins are said to date back to the fourth century, is documented since the year 801 when the Frankish King Louis the Pious promoted its reconstruction. The present Gothic temple, built between 1342 and 1574, stands out for its sober beauty and historical importance in the heart of the Gothic Quarter of the city. The church, dedicated to Saints Justus and Pastor, two children that where martyrized in Hispania in the 4th century, was ceded by the almsman of Mir in 985 and became a point of reference for the nobility and the local community.

With a single-nave structure and polygonal apse, the Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor stands as a symbol of Barcelona’s medieval splendor. Its restored facade in neo-Gothic style, its interior full of peace and charm, as well as the magnificent sculptures and altarpieces it houses, make this place a must-see for lovers of history and architecture. In addition, the 15th century octagonal tower and the Gothic fountain of Fivaller in the surrounding square add a unique charm to this architectural jewel of the city.


    • Address
      Plaça de Sant Just, s/n, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
    • Web
    • Visiting Hours
      Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am to 8.30 pm. Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • What to see
      Gothic church

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