The Episcopal See of Ègara is an exceptional witness to the monumental architecture and painting of the Visigothic period. The creation of the bishopric of Ègara (founded around 450) marked the beginning of the period of the greatest splendour in which an episcopal ensemble of exceptional artistic importance for Western Christian Europe developed.
Highlights include painting and architecture of the buildings of the former Bishopric of Ègara (Cathedral of Santa Maria, Funeral Church of St. Michael, Parish of St. Peter), Romanesque frescoes dedicated to Thomas Becket and Gothic altarpieces.
Due to its exceptional status within European cultural heritage, the candidacy of the Ègara Cathedral for the World Heritage distinction, awarded by UNESCO, is currently under way.
General admission: €4.00
Ticket for Terrassa residents: €3.00
Reduced rate: €2.00, for people over 65, residents of Terrassa (with proof), students, groups of more than 20, disabled persons and large families
Free admission for children under 6, ICOM card, AMC (Associació de Museòlegs de Catalunya) card, authorised teachers and researchers, the first weekend of each month, open days and the unemployed (with proof) and people in ERTE or temporary employment regulation process - proof required -).
Membership: €7.00, for Seu d’Ègara, Castell Cartoixa de Vallparadís and Casa Alegre de Sagrera
Reduced membership for the three sections: €4.00, for people over 65, students, groups of over 20, disabled persons and large families
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm
Sundays and Public Holidays from 11 am to 2 pm
Opening holidays July 3, June 24, October 12, November 1, December 6 and 8.
Mondays not public holidays, from April 3 to 10 (Easter), May 1, December 25 and 26, January 1 and 6, 2024, closed
Guided visits to the Seu d'Ègara: Ticket reservations
Motorway C-58 or C-16, Terrassa Centre exit to the Passeig del 22 de Juliol, then Carrer de Salmerón (consult the web for parking places)
With public transport:
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, line S1-Terrassa, station Vallparadís Universitat
Renfe local lines, line R4, station Terrassa
TMESA: L6, L10 and L11 (Cartoixa de Vallparadís) and L3 and L7 (Creu Gran)