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Basilica of Santa Maria d’Igualada

The Basilica of Santa Maria de Igualada, also known as Iglesia Grande, is an emblematic historical-artistic monument in the town of Igualada, in the region of Noya. With a history dating back to the 11th century, this architectural complex stands at the crossroads of roads that linked important routes in Catalonia. Over the centuries, it has undergone several construction stages that have left their mark on its architectural design, fusing elements of the Catalan Renaissance with baroque and classical touches. It stands out for its single-nave floor plan, its transept vault ceiling and its apse with a starry vault. In addition, it houses a series of baroque chapels and a chapel of Santo Cristo, dating from the 18th century. Its altarpiece of the main altar, rebuilt after the civil war, is a masterpiece that combines baroque elements with classicism, representing religious scenes and symbols of the city.

This basilica is a living testimony of the architectural and historical evolution of Igualada, and an important center of religious and cultural devotion in the region. Its organ, considered one of the most outstanding in Catalonia, attracts visitors and musicians from all over the world. In addition, its Gothic bell tower and other decorative elements such as the modernist baptistery and crypt, reflect the richness and artistic diversity that characterizes this monument. To visit the Basilica of Santa Maria de Igualada is to immerse yourself in a fascinating journey through history and art, where every corner tells a story and every detail is an expression of human creativity over the centuries.


  • Address
    Plaça el Bruc, Igualada, Barcelona
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Monday to Saturday from 8:30 to 12:30 and from 18:00 to 20:00. Sunday from 10:30 to 13:00 and from 19:00 to 21:00
  • What to see
    Beautiful altarpiece

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