Ancient church of Sant Francesc

It is the Franciscan convent where Saint Francesc d'Assís or Anselm Turmeda lived (13th century)

22/02/2017

Construction:
It began in the 13th century although the building that we can see at present  belongs to the transition period from the 13th to the 14th century.

Characteristics:
The church has only one nave with a pentagonal apse with a crossing arch and six  radial pointed arches, lateral chapels opened between the  buttress and a wooden cover, with a  slightly polychromatic coffered ceiling. In the  baroque chapel added in the 17th century.

History:
It was built outside the town walls and it had the church, the cloister and the Franciscan monks section. It was a cultural centre of a great importance where philosophy lessons were taught and where important people were lodged. During the 19th century with the secularisation and the later depreciation the building lost its importance and was totally abandoned. It was at this time that the cloister and the other sections were demolished. It only remained the church which, after suffering several lootings, it lost its religious character and became, among other things, a wine and liquor factory. It was in the 20th when it began its necessary restoration.

Visit:

Projection of the audiovisual in 3D of the Mystery of Saint Jordi

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