Monastery of Sant Pere de les Puel·les

The monastery of Sant Pere de les Puelles was founded around the year 945 by the counts Sunyer and Riquilda facing the atrium of the church of Sant Sadurní

The present church, which has undergone many transformations, is a building plan of a Greek cross, covered with barrel vaults.

On the cruise rose XII century dome on horns, supported by a free-standing columns with Corinthian capitals that have been dated to the tenth century on the dome stands the bell tower, called Tower of the Birds, now defunct. In the fifteenth century was added a Gothic apse, which has been restored as bad Romanesque doorway and opened the present.

There are remains of pre-Romanesque imposts in a covered vault, the left side of the presbytery. A small space covered with a barrel vault with fragments of plaster Renaissance gives way to the Blessed Sacrament chapel. In the eighteenth century octagonal bell tower was added to the whole monastery.

Moreover, the reconstruction of the facade carried out in 1911 gives the church a false appearance of neo-Gothic palace. The old Romanesque cloister, extended a fourteenth century Gothic upper gallery are preserved fragments at the Art Museum of Catalonia, as well as other collections in Calle San Ignacio de Terrassa.

  • S. Pere, S. Caterina i La Ribera
  • C. de Lluís el Piadós, 1


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