The Baroque altarpiece in Santa Maria church in Arenys de Mar, which was declared an asset of national cultural interest, was crafted between 1706 and 1713 and is the work of the sculptor Pau Costa and the gilders Erasme and Fèlix Vinyals.
Recently restored, it is one of the best examples of the Catalan Baroque. With a height of 18 m, it stands out for the richness of its decoration.
The central panel depicts the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and next to her are scenes from the Virgin’s life. On the upper part is Saint Zeno, the patron saint of Arenys de Mar, and on the four sides are Saint Francis Xavier, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Joseph.
Free of charge
Every afternoon from 6 to 8 pm
With the N-II.
With the C-32 motorway: from Girona, exit 111, and from Barcelona, exit 109
With the A-7 motorway: Sant Celoni and motorway B-511 exit heading towards Vallgorguina as far as Arenys de Mar
By public transport:
From Barcelona, trains heading to Maçanet-Massanes, Blanes and Calella
From Maçanet-Massanes, Blanes and Calella, trains heading to L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
If you come by bus, you have to approach the Arenys de Mar stream from the mountain side.