The Santa Maria Basilica

The Santa Maria Basilica is the oldest church in the city, dating back to the 14th century. It was built upon the ruins of Alicante’s biggest mosque and has a single, non-cruciform nave with side chapels between the buttresses.

The basilica had to be rebuilt following a fire in the 15th century. Its baroque facade is crowned by two assymetrical towers – one built in the 14th century and the other in the 18th century. Highlights include the doorway with its image of the Virgin Mary by sculptor Juan Bautista Borja.

Inside it boasts an 18th century rococo main altar and the Bautismo, Inmaculada and Comunión chapels. The chapterhouse contains an enormous baptismal font from the 16th century and a Valencian baroque organ from 1653.

Openning Hours

  • Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 7:00 pm.
  • Sundays: from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Last access time allowed: 40 minutes before closing time.

Guided tours

  • Estimated duration: 40 minutes
  • Including: Chapter Hall-Museum, Choir, Chapel of the Immaculate, Blessed Sacrament Chapel
  • Audio guide included with the ticket

* Some schedules may be modified without prior notice due to liturgical needs.

How to get there

  • BUS: 2-5-8-10-13-21-22 (RAMBLA)
  • TRAM:
    • L1-L2-L3-L4-L9 (MERCADO)



Plaza Santa María s/n, 03001 Alicante (Spain)

Phone: (+34) 681 140 483