Museums and places to visit

Old church and bell tower

Enjoy one of the best watchtowers in l'Espluga de Francolí

Old church of l’Espluga de Francolí

The old church of San Miquel is a work from the beginning of the Gothic period, with notable Cistercian influences both in the structure and in the scarce and austere decorative elements: in this sense, we must note the geographical proximity of the Cistercian monasteries of Poblet, Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Monges.
In 1837, the remains of the Kings of the Crown of Aragon were hidden, buried in the Monastery of Poblet, which had been abandoned two years earlier during the revolutionary outbreak and the exclaustration of the monks.
In 1923 the church was declared a historical and artistic monument of the state and a Cultural Asset of National Interest. And in 1997, on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of its construction, the bell tower was restored. Currently you can climb freely to access the tower, headquarters of different confrontations and war sieges. Through an exhibition space you can learn about the history of the building, hear the ringing of historic bells and see the town from one of the town’s main watchtowers.


Free visits with ascent of the bell tower on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guided tours on request at 616 620 006


Individual entry

Guided tour (children up to 12 years):


Guided tour (young people and adults):

5 € (Donation)


  • Duration of the tour: approximately 60 minutes, with a guide.
  • If you can’t enter, download the audio guide!
  • Reservations upon request and inquiries at the phone number: 616 620 006




  • Access to the Bell Tower is not accessible for wheelchair users or children in strollers.
  • There are no services available for people with hearing or vision impairments.