Cathedral of the Sea
|Original title||La catedral del mar|
Cathedral of the Sea is a historical novel by Spanish author Ildefonso Falcones. The action takes place in 14th century Barcelona at the height of the Inquisition, with the construction of Santa Maria del Mar serving as background to the story.
The book is set in Barcelona and its main character is Arnau Estanyol, the son of a fugitive serf who obtains freedom and eventually achieves a high status.
The novel has won several literary awards including:
- Euskadi de Plata 2006 (Spain)
- The Qué Leer Award (Spain)
- Giovanni Boccaccio 2007 award (Italy)