Barcelona Churches, Sant Felip Neri Church
Located almost hidden in the Gothic district of Barcelona, the Sant Felip Neri church is a good example of Baroque style from the XVIII century.
The church itself and the square where it is located are important not only for their architectural beauty but also for their history. On January 1938 during the Spanish civil war, the church was bombed by the Italian forces and, as a result, many children from the school next door who tried to take refuge in the cellar were killed. Shrapnel marks can still be seen on the church façade today.
Be sure not to miss the two beautiful Baroque doors just behind the church in Palla Street.
Antoni Gaudí, best known as the architect of the Sagrada Família
and many other historical buildings in Barcelona, used to worship at the Sant Felip Neri church as he was a fervent catholic.
The square can be accessed either from the lower part of the square through the street with the same name or though a small passage called Montjuïc del Bisbe that starts at Bisbe Street, which is the street that connects the Cathedral of Barcelona
with Sant Jaume square.
The Sant Felip Neri square often houses open air classical music concerts, especially during the summer months and is a wonderful place to take a break under the shadow of its walls.
T. +34 933 173 511
HOW TO GET THERE:
: 14, 17, 19, 40, 45, 59, 91, 120
: L3 (Liceu), L4 (Jaume I)
Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 09:00
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10:00 – 14:00