Church of Sant Cristòfol de Beget

Church
Built in the 12th century using elements from an earlier building, it has since been restored. It is one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in the area. It has a single nave, covered with a barrel vault, a semicircular apse and two side chapels. Some Romanesque paintings have been preserved, as well as a famous Romanesque statue representing Jesus Christ in Majesty.

This church, magnificently restored, is one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in the area It was built in the 12th century, using elements of an earlier construction from the 10th and 11th centuries.

The church has a single nave, covered with a slightly pointed barrel vault with Lombardy arches, reinforced by two transversal arches supported by two columns on either side and the head of the church is formed by a presbytery. This is also covered by a pointed barrel vault, with a semicircular apse and two rectangular side chapels.

The church has a beautiful grand window and attached to one side is a square Romanesque bell tower of four storeys. Its triumphal arch has paintings in the Romanesque tradition by the painter Joaquim Vayreda in 1890.

In the interior, presiding over the high altar, there is a famous Romanesque carving, two metres high, representing Christ in Majesty/i> (dressed in a tunic, with a crown on the forehead and the arms held horizontally), as well as Romanesque baptism font, an alabaster Gothic altarpiece and an interesting set of Baroque altarpieces. It was declared an Historical Artistic Monument of National Interest in 1931.

  • Architectural style: Romanesque
  • Year of construction: segle XII
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish
  • Ownership: Private
  • Opening hours - summer : Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 13:00; Saturdays and Sundays from 15:00 to 19:00.
  • Opening hours - winter: Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 13:00; Saturdays and Sundays from 15:00 to 17:00.
WHAT IS AROUND HERE?
Church of Sant Cristòfol de Beget
  • Church of Sant Cristòfol de Beget

  • Address:Square Major, s/n

  • 17867 Camprodon

  • Girona / Pyrenees

  • Church of Sant Cristòfol de Beget
  • Church of Sant Cristòfol de Beget

  • Address: Square Major, s/n

  • 17867 Camprodon

  • Girona / Pyrenees

  • Telephone:972 740 010

  • Fax:972 130 324

  • E-mail:turisme@camprodon.cat

  • Web:http://www.turismecamprondon.cat

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