Stages and sights of Canta al mar 2019
8th INTERKULTUR event in Spain guides to great locations
From October 23 - 27, 2019 the 8th edition of Canta al mar – Festival Coral Internacional will call choirs from numerous nations to the stages in Calella and Barcelona – time to take a closer look at the locations which await you in the city of Gaudí.
A venue to dream of: the Catedral de Barcelona. The simple cathedral survived the destruction of Barcelona in 985 and was completed in 1058 as a Romanesque church, but already in 1298 the present Gothic cathedral was built on the still existing foundations. Not only the magnificent Gothic architecture but also the excellent acoustics make this building, which is one of the oldest and most important churches of the city, a spectacular Friendship Concert venue for participating choirs in Canta al mar 2019.
Santa Maria del Pi represents another stage for the international choirs, a church located nearby Barcelona’s famous cathedral. This Gothic style church dates from the 14th century and is named after the pine grove that once surrounded it. Its monumental height and the impressive rose window, one of the largest in Catalonia, attract visitors from all over the world to this sanctuary, which is also the burial place for the remains of many members of Barcelona's nobility and Barcelona’s saint, Sant Josep Oriol. In 1926 Pope Pius IX granted Santa Maria del Pi the title "Basilica minor" (small basilica).
Make sure to grab the Early Bird Registration Deadline on March 18 for great discounts!