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Candlemas Festival, Mataró

February 2 @ 6:30 pm - February 4 @ 6:30 pm

Friday February 2
At 6:30 p.m., in the Dolors chapel, the Archive Museum and the Bell Ringers of Santa Maria will present the restoration of the bells of Santa Maria, currently underway during the first semester of 2024. All participants will be able to witness the ringing of bells in the bell tower at 7:45 p.m.
At 8 p.m., in the High Altar, the Solemn Mass of Our Lady of the Candelabra will be celebrated.

Saturday February 3
There will be guided tours of the bell tower, throughout the day, in five one-hour shifts (10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18 h), with a meeting point in Plaça de Santa Maria, at the foot of the bell tower. This is an opportunity to learn about the evolution of the bell tower over the centuries, the current composition of the bell tower, the ongoing restoration project, and the panoramic views of the city and its surroundings from a height. There will also be guided tours in the Synthesis Room of the Museum, where the historical evolution of the parish is explained through the display of its most relevant artistic pieces.
The activities will take place in five shifts of three quarters of an hour (10:30, 11:15, 12, 17:30 and 18:15), with a meeting point at the door of the sacristy of the basilica.
Both activities are free, with prior registration at the Municipal Tourism Office – La Riera, 123 (Cafè Nou building), on the phone 937 582 698 or by email: turisme@ajmataro.cat.

Sunday February 4
At 6 p.m., in the Chapel of the Dolors, the Concert ‘Music in the streets of London’ will take place, by the Baroque Quartet of Sant Simó, organized by Càritas Mataró/Diocesana de Barcelona for the benefit of the Torre Llauder Residence. It will be necessary to access it through the Archive Museum from 5:30 p.m. and contribute €10 as a collaboration.


February 2 @ 6:30 pm
February 4 @ 6:30 pm


Santa Maria de Mataro
Carrer Sant Francesc d'Assís 25 08301 Spain + Google Map