The emblematic church of Santa Maria del Pi together with Riosta Barcelona invite you to discover the highest medieval tower in the city, located in the heart of La Rambla. Because of its 54 metres of height it became the best watchtower of the historical city since the moment of its construction.
After visiting the inside of the church and taking a look at its most emblematic elements: like the rose window – the biggest rose window in Catalonia- you will enter into the tower and you will be able to understand its history and gaze at its impressive structure. From the highest point of the bell tower, with the city at your feet, you will see a unique view of the mountains that surround Barcelona, the port and all the monuments and buildings that stand out from the rooftops of the city. The cost of your visit directly contributes to the charitable restoration of the Basilica del Pi.
Choose from one of four afternoon departure times, then meet your guide at the designated meeting point to begin exploring one of Barcelona's most important architectural treasures. Step inside one of the oldest churches in Barcelona, the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi, which dates back to 14th century.
In the main nave, marvel at the monumental Gothic structure and the way the light plays through the wide rose window above the entrance. Discover beautiful artwork tucked into the side chapels, and look into the basilica's treasury, which contains an significant collection of Catalan works crafted from precious metals. Learn about the building's construction and its many centuries of use as you walk down into the crypt, and get a breath of fresh air exploring the attached gardens.
Finally, climb up the dizzying bell tower, from which you'll have unparalleled panoramic views of the city's skyline. Say goodbye to your guide at the end of the 50-minute tour and continue to explore Barcelona's Gothic Quarter on your own.