Sant Pere del Burgal / Escaló

Sant Pere del Burgal / Escaló

Period: 11th centuryIt was a former Carolingian monastery that became a Benedictine abbey for women at the end of the 10th century, although within a few years it became a male priory. From the ruins it can be seen that it was a Romanesque building with three naves crowned on the east by three semicircular apses with Lombard decoration.   Another two-storey apse can be seen opposite the main one, of Carolingian origin and considered exceptional within the Catalan Romanesque style. In the central apse of the chancel, the original mural paintings have been reproduced, which are currently in the MNAC and are attri
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  • Period: 11th century
    It was a former Carolingian monastery that became a Benedictine abbey for women at the end of the 10th century, although within a few years it became a male priory. From the ruins it can be seen that it was a Romanesque building with three naves crowned on the east by three semicircular apses with Lombard decoration.

     


    Another two-storey apse can be seen opposite the main one, of Carolingian origin and considered exceptional within the Catalan Romanesque style. In the central apse of the chancel, the original mural paintings have been reproduced, which are currently in the MNAC and are attributed to the Pedret Circle.
    Of particular note is the mythical female figure that appears, Countess Lucía de Pallars. The interior also contains a reproduction of a polychrome Romanesque carving of Christ Crucified.

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