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Church and Prat de Sant Pere

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Church and Prat de Sant Pere


Basic Information

Location Besalu, Spain
Country Spain
City Besalu
Address Besalu, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 42.1980,2.69849


In an area already falling outside the scope of Jewish influence there lies the former Benedictine hospital of Sant Julià from the 12th century with a beautiful Romanesque gateway, now reconverted into a cultural centre and, in particular, the splendid Sant Pere Church which formed part of the former Benedictine monastery founded in 977 by the count-bishop Miró.

Consecrated in 1003 by Bernat I, the church is a real gem which is essentially Romanesque with its ambulatory, its abbey graves from the 16th to the 18th centuries and its Baroque belt-tower, watched over by two wonderful lions, a symbol of the fortitude of the Church above its main door.

On the same Prat de Sant Pere square is the Cornellà house, a beautiful civil Romanesque building from the end of the 12th century which conserves the stables and outbuildings of the service on the ground floor and on the main floor around a magnificent gallery with half-pointed arches, the house the Cornellàs which later belonged to the Llaudes family and is currently owned by the Solà-Morales.

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