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Sant Pere De Camprodon
SANT PERE DE CAMPRODON is a Benedictine
Benedictine
monastery in Camprodon
Camprodon
, Ripollès , Catalonia
Catalonia
, Spain. It was declared a Bien de Interés Cultural landmark in 1931. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Architecture and fittings * 3 Abbots * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYIn 1932 the remains of the old monastery, which were in ruins, were demolished. Only the old monastery church has been preserved. ARCHITECTURE AND FITTINGS Tower Arches Capital Door detailing Statuary Commemorative plaque Interior view of the monastery church Grounds It was built in the mid-12th century with the only ornamentation being that of the porch, decorated with columns and capitals. Its plan is a Latin cross, with four square apses
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Monestir De Sant Joan Les Fonts
SANT JOAN LES FONTS is a Benedictine monastery in Sant Joan les Fonts , Garrotxa comarca, Catalonia , Spain. In 1079, the church was owned by the viscounts of Besalu. They gave it to the abbey to abbey of St. Victor of Marseille , who founded a Benedictine priory. It was subordinate to Sant Pere de Besalú until 1592, and to Sant Pere de Camprodón until 1835. It was declared a national monument in 1981. Built in Romanesque style, it has three naves, the central one pointed vault and the naves at the side rounded. It was restored in the late 20th century. BIBLIOGRAPHY * Pladev all, Antoni (1999). Guies Catalunya Romànica, La Garrotxa. Barcelona, Pòrtic
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Monestir De Sant Feliu De Guíxols
MONESTIR DE SANT FELIU DE GUíXOLS is a Benedictine monastery in Sant Feliu de Guíxols , in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia , Spain . It was first referenced around the year 961, and was declared a Bien de Interés Cultural landmark in 1931. The Romanesque building is an excellent example of the town's medieval architecture and has been remodeled several times. It includes the Porta Ferrada, the symbol of the town, as well as two towers. It houses a history museum. On the basis of available records, the foundation of the Benedictine monastery can be traced back to the first half of the 10th century. The bay of Guixols was chosen due to its good natural harbour and the proximity to the coast of the nearby range of hills, which would make it easier to flee and would give a certain degree of protection in cases of attack from the sea
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Santa Maria, Amer
SANTA MARIA D\'AMER is a Benedictine monastery in Amer, Selva , Catalonia , Spain. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Architecture and fittings * 3 Bibliography * 4 External links HISTORYThe monastery was founded in 820 by the abbot Deodat and initially was devoted to Saint Medir and Saint Genís. King Louis the Pious granted an immunity provision to the monastery which was confirmed by Charles the Bald in 844 and in 860. In 949, it moved to a new location within Amer. Rebuilt and consecrated, it was dedicated to St. Mary. The monastery gained in importance and grew in assets in the following centuries. Although he was linked with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Girona , during the 11th and 12th centuries, it remained independent. In the 12th century, it was amended again and the priory church of Santa Maria de Cóll was founded. In 1381, the jurisdiction of the Amer religious community was left to the monastery
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Santa Maria, Ripoll
The MONASTERY OF SANTA MARIA DE RIPOLL is a Benedictine monastery, built in the Romanesque style, located in the town of Ripoll in Catalonia , Spain . Although much of the present church is 19th century rebuilding, the sculptured portico is a renowned work of Romanesque art . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Architecture * 3 Notable interments * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY The cloister. The Monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll was founded in 888 by Count Wilfred the Hairy (called Guifré el Pilós in Catalan) who used it as a centre to bring about the repopulation of the region after conquering it. Wilfred's son, Ridulph, was educated there and was later abbot of the monastery, as well as bishop of Urgell . The monastery grew rapidly, and was subsequently reconsecrated in 935, 977 and 1032, though the monks are known to have been established there permanently only from 1025 or 1032
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Santa Maria, Roses
SANTA MARIA DE ROSES is a ruined Benedictine monastery in the municipality of Roses , Alt Empordà comarca, Catalonia , Spain. It is situated within the Ciutadella de Roses , a fortification in the Province of Girona . It is the earliest known example of Lombard architectural style in the country. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Architecture * 3 Abbots * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe origin of this monastery is in a church, Santa Maria de Rodes, belonging to the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes . The monastic activity was affected repeatedly by attacks from Saracen pirates. In 960, the monastic community received protection Gausfred I , Count of Ampurias and Roussillon. In 976, it received fishing rights as well as shipwreck rights in local waters and for various goods. A foundation charter dates to 1022. There were several subsidiaries such as Santa Maria de Pedardell and Santa Maria del Camp. The monastery began to decline in the 15th century
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Sant Esteve, Banyoles
SANT ESTEVE DE BANYOLES is a Benedictine monastery in Banyoles , Pla de l\'Estany , Catalonia , Spain. It was declared as a Bé Cultural d\'Interès Nacional landmark in 1973. The monastery was founded before 812. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Architecture and fittings * 3 Bibliography * 4 External links HISTORY Cloister The monastery was founded before 812. The first record of a document written in the monastery is dated 822 by the abbot, Bonitus. Bonitus' successor was Abbot Mercoral. The first inhabitants of Banyoles settled around the monastery and remained for centuries under the feudal power of the abbot. The buildings of the monastery were destroyed several times throughout its history. The architectural group that has survived is a mixture of styles, the product of different construction period. In the 10th century, the first church of the monastery was destroyed after being attacked by Saracen troops
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Sant Aniol D'Aguja
SANT ANIOL D\'AGUJA is a Benedictine monastery in Montagut i Oix , Province of Girona , Catalonia , Spain. It was declared a Bé Cultural d'Interès Nacional in 1983. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Architecture and fittings * 3 Bibliography * 4 External links HISTORYThe monastery was founded in the year 859 by a group of Benedictine monks from St. Mary of Arles from Vallespir, which had been plundered by the Normans. In the year 872, Racimir, the first abbot of the new monastery, obtained from the Frankish king Charles the Bald recognition of a territory, which included possession of the church of Sant Llorenç de Mont. Sant Aniol d'Aguja was a small monastery in a secluded area with few resources, making it unable to attract a large religious community. The institution was soon brought under the control of the canons of the cathedral of Girona, already documented in the year 899. In 1003, the monastery of Sant Aniol d'Aguja came under the control of Sant Llorenç de Mont
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Sant Sebastià Dels Gorgs
SANT SEBASTIà DELS GORGS is a cenobitic Benedictine monastery in the municipality of Avinyonet del Penedès , comarca of Alt Penedès , Catalonia , Spain. In 2000, it was declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest. CONTENTS * 1 Architecture and fittings * 2 Bibliography * 3 Further reading * 4 External links ARCHITECTURE AND FITTINGS Interior view It is designed in Romanesque style. The door is 12th century. The tympanum features the figure of Christframed by a mandorla . The building was in ruins in 1388. Part of the temple was rebuilt in Gothic style. The bell tower was rebuilt in Lombard style, with three floors and a gabled roof. Square in plan, it is decorated with Lombardy arches and pilasters. There is a Gothic apse. The ground floor is covered with a barrel vault and the third floor has mullioned windows with columns and carved capitals. The old cloister with three galleries is preserved and of those three, the eastern is incomplete
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Sant Sebastià Del Sull
SANT SEBASTIà DEL SULL is a ruined Benedictine
Benedictine
monastery in Saldes
Saldes
, Berguedà
Berguedà
comarca, Catalonia
Catalonia
, Spain. Originally constructed in the 9th century in Romanesque style, the building was renovated several times. After it collapsed, it was rebuilt in the 15th century. Now in ruins, Dr. Manuel Riu Riu , made several excavations between 1971–77, which served to expose unique building architecture and important Catalan Romanesque necropolis. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Architecture * 3 Bibliography * 4 External links HISTORYThe monastery was founded by Father Daniel and devotee Honesta in the early 10th century. They received the land for the formation of the monastery before the year 939. In that year, Sunifred II of Cerdanya gave the land which then helped form a religious community with an abbot and six monks
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Sant Salvador De La Vedella
SANT SALVADOR DE LA VEDELLA is a Benedictine monastery Catalonia , Spain. The Romanesque building is situated near the municipality of Cercs , in Berguedà comarca, province of Barcelona . It was founded by the monks of the Monastery of Sant Serni de Tavèrnoles in the year 830. Carlot Tavèrnoles became the abbot in the 835. After the 12th century its importance declined. Until the year 1580, it was associated with the seminary at La Seu d\'Urgell . BIBLIOGRAPHY * Pladevall, Antoni (2001)
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Girona Province
GIRONA (Catalan pronunciation: , Spanish : Gerona ) is a province of Spain
Spain
, in the northeastern part of the autonomous community of Catalonia
Catalonia
. It is bordered on the northwest by the province of Lleida , on the southwest by the province of Barcelona , on the north by France
France
, and on the east by the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
. The population of the province in 2016 was 739,607. Its capital and largest city is Girona
Girona
, with an urban area (including the neighbouring municipalities of Salt , Sarrià de Ter and Vilablareix ) representing, with a total population of 144,709, 19.2% of the population. The Girona
Girona
area acts as an industrial, commercial and service hub for a significant part of the province
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Sant Miquel, Cruïlles
SANT MIQUEL DE CRUïLLES is a Benedictine
Benedictine
monastery in Cruïlles , Monells i Sant Sadurní de l\'Heura , Catalonia
Catalonia
, Spain. The 11th-century building, in First Romanesque style, was declared a Bien de Interés Cultural landmark in 1931. BIBLIOGRAPHY * Pladevall, Antoni (2000). Guies Catalunya Romànica, El Baix Empordà-La Selva. Barcelona, Pòrtic
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Sant Pere, Besalú
SANT PERE DE BESALú is a Benedictine monastery in Besalú , Garrotxa , Catalonia , Spain. The building was renovated in 1160. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Architecture and fittings * 3 Bibliography * 4 External links HISTORYFounded in 977 by Count Besalu of Girona, Bonfill Miró, it was placed under the patronage of the Holy See of Rome and secured the transfer of the relics of the Saints Primus and Felician . Two years later, Pope Benedict VII granted the privilege to the monastery to choose an abbot. Expansion occurred during the 12th and 13th centuries. ARCHITECTURE AND FITTINGSConstructed in the basilica style, there are three naves and a large central apse. The nave is covered with a barrel vault and side vaults. Outside, the apse has a double deck at its edge, decorated with blind arcades and a sawtooth frieze . The main facade consists of a portal arch with edge and two small columns
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Santa Cecília De Elins
SANTA CECíLIA DE ELINS is a former Romanesque Benedictine monastery in the municipality of Montferrer i Castellbò , Catalonia , Spain, to the southeast of the village of Cassovall . It is a Bien de Interés Cultural site. The monastery was documented in 865 but fell into decline in the tenth century. On 29 December 1080 the Bishop of Urgell Bernat Guillem consecrated a new church with three altars dedicated to St. Cecilia, Virgin Mary and Santa Fe. During the fourteenth century it fell into decline and in 1383 it was reduced in status to a priory. By 1680 the monastery fell into ruins. It was converted into a farmhouse in the 1940s. REFERENCES * ^ "Santa Cecília de Elins" (in Catalan)
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Sant Andreu De Tresponts
SANT ANDREU DE TRESPONTS is a Benedictine monastery in the Province of Lleida , Catalonia, Spain. Originally named Sant Iscle de Centelles, it was known to exist as early as 839 under Sisebut d'Urgell. It fell into decline in the 10th century until 1078 when it joined the monastery of Sant Llorenç de Morunys . By the end of the fifteenth century it was in ruins. REFERENCES * ^ "Monestir de Sant Andreu de Tresponts" (in Catalan). Monestirs de Catalunya. Retrieved 1 December 2013
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