Basilica of Santa Maria

The building of the Basilica of Santa Maria started in the XIII century, continued throughout the XIV century and finished at the beginning of the XV century, when the facade with the outstanding marble porch was built.

The Gothic Mediterranean interior contains single Romanesque baptism fonts, an outstanding alabaster main altarpiece from the XV century, two sarcophaguses of local Counts, a Gothic stained glass window, an altarpiece from the XVIII century, an organ from the XIX century and mainly other fascinating features.

The belfry has Gothic decorations, although its architectural composition is influenced by the Romanesque belfries of Lombardy. It was probably built in the XIII century.

The Parish Museum exhibits, amongst other pieces, images, gold and silver objects, liturgical ornaments and archaeological pieces throughout its history.

The entrance to the museum is included in the general visit entrance of the Basilica.


From November 1 to April 30

From Monday to  Sunday 10a.m to 5p.m.

From May 1 to June 30:

From Monday to Sunday 10a.m. to 6p.m.

From July 1 to August 31:

From Monday to Sunday 9a.m. to 9p.m.

From September 1 to October 31

From Monday to Sunday 10a.m to 6p.m

Last Admittance 30 minutes prior to museum’s closing.

( 25 and 26 December and 1 and 6 January open during mass service)



2,5 € per person

REDUCED (12-18 years old, Students, Pensionists, C.Jove, C.Punt Diari)

2  €  per person

GROUPS (from 15 people)

1,5  €  per perso

SCHOOL GROUP (up to 17 years)

1 € per person

FREE Residents and people born or living in Castelló d’Empúries and Empuriabrava, children until 12 years old, disabled people, ecclesiastics and associació Tamariu)





Tuesday : 10a.m.
Saturday: 8 p.m.
Sunday 12.30 p.m.
(April – October mass service in german at 9:30 a.m.)

Practical information

Museu-Tresor de la Basílica de Santa Maria

Basílica de Santa Maria

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