Sunset from the Bell Tower of the Basilica de Santa Maria

Enjoy from de best watchtower of Vilafranca.

The guided visit will begin with a general explanation about Santa Maria's church and its most singluar elements. Then we will go to the bell tower's entry and through a spiral staircase, the visitor can reach the room of the weather vane, represented as an angle. In this room, visitors can see a big clapper known as Les Tenebre (darkness). Along the stairs is situated the cell of monks who were able to ring more than twenty-seven different sounds announcing religious and social events. In this room is situated a clock woked by gears. dated from 1929 and recently restored. it is at the fifth floor that we will find the religious bells called Josepha, Michaela, Assumpta and Montserrat and continuing until the top terrace, at 52m high, visitor can contemplate one of the most beautiful views of Vilafranca and the Penedès landscape.

Plaça de Santa Maria
Post code: 
08720
Municipality: 
Vilafranca del Penedès

Visits: all Saturdays of June, July, August (expect the 31st), September and up to October 12th, 2019. 

Timetable: June and July at 20.30h, August, at 20h and September and October, at 18.30h.

Meeting point: In front of the Bell Tower's door, 10 minutes before the beginning of the visit.

Price: 6'50 €

Under 4: for free.

Seniors (over 65), kids between 4 and 11 and disabled persons: 50% discount.

Previous booking is needed: here

More information in the Tourism Office, 938 181 254 - turisme@vilafranca.org 

 

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