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Romanesque Arbúcies

 

La Vall d´Arbúcies maintains a set of small religious buildinf of this style artistic style In Catalonia. Its location privileged to differents points of the Valley is anadded attraction.

Sant Pere Desplà: This church is situated in a viwepoint exceptional at the foot of thr Montseny massif and the Guilleries. Fins documented the first time the year 923 and since associated the farmhouse Ferrer of Sant Pere.
The Sant Pere Desplà it´s pre-Roman origin( IX-X century) and preserves renains of murals from this primitive period where  a series of figures of plant and vegetable motifs is represented on the side walls of the ship currently restored.
The church is a single nave with a rigde to the est with a semicircukar apse. It was reformed in 12th century accordint to the pure Romanesque style, In the 17th century was reformen chabging the stone vault with a wooden cover and tiles. It´s was in this moment when the bellfry belltower was built.
In the 1983 in restoration works discovered pre-roman murals.

 
 

 

 

Sant Cristòfol de Cerdans: The site of Cerdans is found documentated since 878. The roman church dedicated to sant Cristòfol was built before 1153. In this moment was the spiritual center of parish of Cerdans with a ten farmhouse, the best importants from XIV century: Tarrés, El Serrat and el Mataró.

The Church Sant Cristòfol de Cerdans it conserves somes elements of Romanesque architecture of XI and XIi century ( plant, arches ans apses) to wich a bell toewe was addes and two site chapes in the XVI century. Attached to the outside, there was th built of the ancien rectory of XVII century.

 

 

The parish of Lliors was roman origine and it has been documentated since 16th century.

In the 13th century, the  parish of Lliors was mede up of 5 farmhouses, of whoch it stands out because of its proximity and relationship with Santa Maria, the Crous of Lliors.

From the 14th century, the building suffered a constnat abandonment, which ended with an important reform in the 17th century, a work that ended in 1709, as indicated by the dove on the portal.

The current church is of a sibgle nave, with carved apses, covered with sloping hills with catalan winged cornice. the enrance to the south façade is in a midway point arch, on the raemains of a sun clock. The Bell tower is in the steeple.

Sant  Mateu de Joanet:  Joanet´s site is already documented in 886. The parish church of Joanet dedicated  to Sant Mateu,has  a  romamesque origin but was competly renovated in 1619 and expanded  with lateral chaples, later 1890 the new bell tower was built and refored the old façade.