Santa Maria's Church

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Come and discober Santa Maria's Church and its woderful surroundings.

The Church of Santa Maria

Saint Mary’s
Church is the first parish building constructed in Gothic style in Catalonia and follows the constructions guidelines
of Catalan single nave churches: ribbed vaulted ceiling, wide nave of five bays
and five side chapels separated by exceptionally thick buttresses. It is a
Gothic building constructed on the site of a Romanesque chapel. The construction
of the facade began in the 15th century following the Gothic style
.
It has undergone several renovations including the most recent at the beginning
of the 20th century.

The original door
of the church is the portal of Saint Mary, located on the side wall
. It is an
example of late Romanesque style dating from the 13th century. On
the voussoirs of the portal’s semicircular arch there are some remnants of
mural paintings dating from the 14th century.

Around the
building, between the buttresses, there is a wide variety of fantastic
animal-shaped gargoyles
. There are also important sculptures on the outside
wall, just before the roof. Theses take the form of human heads, perhaps symbolizing
the guardians of the new church.

Lloc: 
Vilafranca del Penedès
Capacitat mínima: 
1
Tipus: Guided tourGuided tourOn foot
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Visits:

Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Saturday, July 8th, 2017
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Hour: 11.45h