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The Church of
Santa Maria is located at Carrer Doctor Callís, 15. This is the highest point
of the old town. The old church was destroyed by the Turkish pirate Barbarrosa
in 1543. The new church was built in the middle of the 16th century
with the late Gothic style. The façade is painted white and it has a bell tower
with a square base and the part above has an octagonal shape. The most
important thing to see in the church is the 18th century Baroque
altarpiece (School of Vic), which was designed by Jacint Moreto and made by the
sculptors Pau Costa and Joan Torres. The altarpiece is 23 meters high and is
the most important altarpiece in the area. There are nine other altarpieces
that are smaller and made of gilded wood. The organ was made by Josep Bosca in
1691 and is one of the oldest organs in Catalunya.
the church is only allowed on mass days: Saturdays at 7.00pm, Sundays at
11.00am (times change depending on the season). It is closed the rest of the
days, although the altarpiece can be seen from the outside from 10.30am to
12.45pm and from 4.00pm to 4.45pm.