Architectural heritage

One of the things any visitor cannot miss is the visit to La Roca, a rock outcrop where Sant Martí Sarroca Medieval architectural heritage stands upon. You can visit Sant Martí Sarroca Castle, the Romanesque church of Santa Maria and the museum with the discount tickets available at our lodging.

La Roca outcrop is the most outstanding feature of the village of Sant Martí Sarroca. The first historical documents date back to the 10th century, when it served as a look-out point and safe-haven for the inhabitants of the place. Some evidence suggests that it had previously been an Iberian and later a Roman settlement.

A village gradually grew around the castle from the early Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century, and this formed the basis for present-day Sant Martí Sarroca, though it suffered a lot of damage during the First Carlist War. Development of the settlement down on the plain began around the same period, and this progressively took its place as the residential hub of the village. The streets known as Carrer de les Casetes and Carrer de les Cases Noves contain some of the earliest evidence of the local population spreading to live outside the walled fortifications.

Summer visiting times (April – October):

Mornings: 10 am – 2 pm
Afternoons: 4 pm – 8 pm
Closed on working Mondays

Winter visiting times (November – March):

Mornings: 10 am – 2 pm
Afternoons: 3 pm – 6 pm
Closed on working Mondays

Group visits must be arranged by calling 93 899 16 69

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Telèfons d’interès
  • Emergency services
    ADF: 607 902 903 - 610 284 249
    Municipal police: 669 843 477
  • Healthcare
    ABS Penedès Rural: 93 891 54 03
    Ambulances: 93 899 29 29
    Medical centre: 93 899 13 80
    Chemist's: 93 899 12 04
    Regional Hospital: 93 818 04 40
  • Other numbers
    Castle: 93 899 16 69
    Post service: 93 899 14 38
    Taxi (Sant Martí): 679 418 145