Guided tours to the rooftops

A guided tour that will let you discover Santa Maria del Mar church from its rooftops, go up the rear chapels behind the apse and descend to the crypt. A fantastic visit that will let you discover in depth one of the most outstanding Catalan style gothic temples.

After wondering through the inside of the basilica, you will have the exclusive chance to climb to the rooftop. From this exceptional place, we will show you the originality of Catalan gothic architecture through walking its interiors, stepping on its ceilings, touching its pillars and gazing the course of time and the earthquake damages from the 15th century on the façade, the rose window and the vaults.

Moreover, you will enjoy some unique views of Barcelona and experience a privileged outlook of the temple and the Born quarter, its streets and the old church cemetery known as ‘Fossar de les Moreres’.

You will also see the galleries in Santa Maria del Mar (the first floor at the chapels behind the altar), recently restored and opened for the first time for visitors. Given their raised location, it will let you enjoy a wonderful point of view of the outer temple. The mural paintings that have been discovered will let you appreciate aspects that were undiscovered until now about Santa Maria del Mar. The earnings obtained through these cultural visits will be employed to the preservation and recovery of the building.

In short, we offer you the opportunity to experience the church and the medieval city from a new and spectacular perspective.

  • Information

    GUIDED TOURS, 45’ (8€): Including: Rooftop visit + free access to the galleries + free access to the crypt. Information brochure included.

  • Address

    Plaça de Santa Maria, 1 – 08003 Barcelona

  • Schedule

    Monday to Friday:
    1:15pm (CAST/ENG) – 2pm (ENG) – 3pm (ENG) – 5:15pm (CAST/ENG).

    1:15pm (CAST/ENG) – 2pm (ENG) – 3pm (ENG) – 5:15pm (CAST/ENG).

    1:15pm (CAST/ENG) – 2pm (ENG) – 3pm (ENG) – 5:15pm (CAST/ENG).

  • Price

    Ticket: 8€

    It is possible to book private tours at different timetables. More information at

  • Selling point

    Front desk Santa María del Mar.

    Plaza de Santa María, 1 -08003 Barcelona.

    Tickets are available until five minutes before the start of the visit.

  • Email address and more information

  • Ticket anticipation

    Tickets are available until five minutes before the start of the visit.


    • Not accessible-friendly visit, it is required to climb stairs.
    • Not recommended for people with mobility and/or respiratory problems.
    • The activity will not be done in the event of rain.
    • We recommend comfortable shoes.