The temple of Santa Maria la Major

The Mountain Cathedral

22/02/2017

Construction:
14th century

Characteristics:
IThe interior is of big dimensions,  a long nave with fan vaulting and with scenes of the Old Testament sculptured. At the sides there are the chapels which have a square base with fan vaulting, there are beautiful Gothic windows, where the mysteries of the Rosary are represented. In the 18th century a chapel was extended and it was turned into the Holiest Chapel. We point out the big Gothic image of the Virgin ‘Mare de Déu del Cor’, carved in polychromatic wood, the altarpiece of ‘Sant Bernat  I Sant Bernabé’  and the Baroque organ, one of the most important in Catalonia.

History:
It is situated in the highest part of the town, at the same place where the ancient Romanesque church was. Because of the increase in population it was decided to build a new one. The work was made in sections and due to the Black Death, which provoked a great economical and demographic crisis, it had to be left unfinished. The big Gothic façade was destroyed during the ‘Segadors’ war the one we can see now is in a Baroque style (17th century).

Visit:
Tourist visit or free visit. Open:  Monday to Saturday from 11.00 to 13.00 and from 16.30 to 18.00 Sundays from 11.00 to 13.00.

Mass Times: link

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