Sunset from the Bell Tower of the Basilica de Santa Maria

Enjoy the best watchtower of Vilafranca.

The guided visit will begin with a general explanation about Santa Maria's church and its most singular 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 angel. In this room, visitors can see a big clapper known as Les Tenebres (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 worked 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, while tasting a fresh glass of white wine courtesy of Vilafranca wineries.


Meeting point: in front of the bell tower's door, 10 minutes before the start of the visit.


  • General: 7€
  • Seniors (over 65 years old), children between 4 and 11 years old and people with disabilities: 3,5€
  • Children under 4 years old: free

Pre-booking here is essential.

Plaça del Campanar
Post code: 

Vilafranca Tourism Office

C/ Hermenegild Clascar, 2

Tel: 93 818 12 54

[email protected] 

Senior citizens