Catalonia’s religious and spiritual heritage

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Since medieval times the relevant role of the Church has led to the appearance of sanctuaries, monasteries, churches and sacred places of popular devotion throughout the geography of Catalonia. Today, many of them continue to be places of worship and pilgrimage, as well as places of contemplation for lovers of culture and heritage, for their great architectural, artistic and historical value.

Catalonia Sacra
To raise awareness of a good part of the religious heritage, the ten Catalan bishoprics have promoted the Catalonia Sacra project. And they are achieving success due to good initiatives that have been put in motion, such as guided routes. There are many varied routes: through the Romanesque churches of the Vall de BoÌ - declared Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO -; and the baroque altarpieces of Solsonès; as well as through cathedrals, among which is the Santa Tecla cathedral and the Santa Maria d'Urgell cathedral. Choose one and explore.

Great spiritual centres
A spiritual Catalan benchmark is the abbey of Montserrat and the Sanctuary of the Mare de Déu. Located in the middle of the winding mountain, the history and the involvement of the monks have turned it into a benchmark cultural centre, the protagonist of the main events of the history of Catalonia. Today it still houses monastic life and continues to be a place of worship.

You can also worship in the Sagrada FamÌlia Basilica, one of the symbols of Catalonia throughout the world, Antoni Gaudí's best-known work and the greatest exponent of modernist architecture. The crypt and the lateral facade have been declared a Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

More cultural heritage
As well as the Sagrada FamÌlia, without leaving Barcelona you have more spiritual heritage. One of the essential is the Barcelona Cathedral, with an architectural structure typical of Catalan Gothic style with three naves, as well as Santa Maria del Mar, another exponent of Catalan Gothic architecture. Both hold religious masses and are open to visitors.

The doors of the Girona Cathedral, built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Tarragona cathedral, built in the 12th century, and the Seu Vella de Lleida, built in the 13th century, are also open to devotees and visitors.

Sanctuaries
Sanctuaries are sacred places of worship -of a saint, the Virgin or some religious or divine figure -, centres of devotion and pilgrimage and, therefore, places of meeting and gathering. They are special, mainly because of their geographical location, usually exceptional, and because of their religious and popular significance. Get away from the hectic life and rest in one of the hotels offering accommodation.

Monasteries
Land of great monasteries, today it is possible to visit many of them in a perfect state of conservation. This is the case of the monastery of Ripoll, with an impressive monumental facade located on the western side of the church of Santa Maria de Ripoll. In perfect condition is the Sant Miquel del Fai monastery, located in a natural area with great appeal, and the Sant Joan de les Abadesses monastery, which was the first female monastery in Catalonia. In some, such as the monastery of Les Avellanes, monastic life there continues.

Routes and pilgrimages
One of the most impressive and largest monasteries in Europe is the Poblet monastery, declared a Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The Santes Creus monastery must also be added as a must-see stop for explorers of monastic groups, together with the monasteries of Vallbona les Monges. They are the three most outstanding exponents of the Cistercian Order in Catalonia, which have given rise to the so-called Ruta del Císter (Cistercian Route), more than 100 kilometers of a walking path that links up the three monasteries.

As a walking or cycle-tourism experience, to disconnect, to enjoy nature, or as a spiritual pilgrimage, any reason is a good one to travel along the Camino de Santiago. The Catalan section begins in the Cap de Creus (Costa Brava), on the shores of the Mediterranean, and ends in Alcarràs (Terres de Lleida) to later enter into Aragon. In addition, it has two adapted stretches and, through the initiative of the Camino de Santiago in Catalonia for all, the aim is to bring this great pilgrimage route to everyone, regardless of their age, condition and physical state.

Another historical route of pilgrimage crosses the Catalan lands, the Camino Ignaciano. The route follows the footsteps of Ignacio de Loyola from his childhood home in a mansion of Azpeitia, in the Basque Country, to the cave of Manresa where he lived for a while, passing through Lleida, Verd˙ and Montserrat, among other places.

The crossing of religions
Despite the omnipresence of Christianity, Catalonia has also been a land of acceptance of other religions. One of the religions that has left a more alive trace is Judaism, in the form of the Jewish quarter of Girona, one of the most interesting of Europe, and the Museum of History of the Jews in Catalonia, located in the same city. The route through Jewish Catalonia takes you to Barcelona, which in the Middle Ages had two Jewish districts: the upper and lower Jewish quarters. In Tortosa the Jewish presence dates back to the Visigothic period. You must not miss out on a visit to the synagogue (14th century), the Cèlio tower in the city walls, the pottery and the oven, and the Suda castle. With less history than Judaism in Catalonia, Buddhism is also present. It has a monastery in el Garraf. Anyone can attend the prayers of the monks, or just take a guided tour to learn more about this religion of India.

Be it for faith or curiosity, Catalonia has a religious and spiritual heritage worth getting to know.
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Catalonia Sacra is an initiative of the ten Catalan bishoprics to promote a religious and spiritual heritage.

Basilicas
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The basilicas are architectural structures of Roman origin, with a floor formed by a larger central nave, and lateral naves. In Catalonia there are more than twenty. Find out more.
Aerial view of the central nave and towers of the basilica of the Sagrada Familia (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Sagrada Familia Basilica
Antoni Gaudí accepted the job of continuing a neogothic-style church and giving it a monumental character. When the temple is finished, it will have three façades: the first representing the Birth of Christ, the second the Passion and death and the third the Glory. The four towers on each façade represent the four apostles.
Octagonal columns of the ambulatory in the church of Santa Maria del Mar.  (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Church of Santa Maria del Mar. Barcelona
Work started on the building in 1329 and finished half a century later. The temple is the creation of architects Berenguer de Montagut and Ramon Despuig, and is dedicated to the Mother of God as patron saint of sailors. It is one of the best examples of Catalan Gothic architecture.
Basilica of Santa Maria  (© Turismo Verde S.L.)
Basilica of Santa Maria
It is located in the centre of the old town. Despite having Gothic origins (the pointed arches, thanks to which we can access the side chapels, are the only elements of the old Gothic church), the styles we see today are Baroque and neoclassical. Some important paintings can be found inside its walls.
Bell tower of the church of La Virgen María de Valldeflors (© Juan José Pascual)
Basilica of La Mare de Déu de Valldeflors
Originally built in the 10th century, the current building dates from the years 1638 and 1642. Inside the sacristy we can find the large Gothic carving of the Virgin of Valldeflors, created in the 15th century to replace the old one that was destroyed in a fire.
Cathedral of Santa Maria.  (© Nano Cañas)
Basilica of Santa Maria
This is a large Gothic building known as the “cathedral of Empordà”. Its altarpiece is considered a unique work in Catalonia and one of the most important examples of Catalan Gothic sculpture in the second half of the 15th century.
Cervera Clock tower of the collegiate church of Santa Maria (© Juan José Pascual)
Collegiate church of Santa Maria. Cervera
The temple, built between the 14th and 15th centuries, is an important example of Catalan Gothic architecture. We can highlight the belfry with its six bells, each with a different sound from the next.
Cathedrals
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In a Gothic, Romanesque, neoclassical style with Italian influences, the typologies of cathedrals that you will find here are very diverse and spread throughout the geography.
Apse of the cathedral of Santa Maria d’Urgell.     (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Seu d'Urgell
It is a unique monument of great importance, as it is the only Romanesque cathedral in Catalonia. It originally dates from the 12th century, although its current appearance is the result of restoration work carried out in 1950. The ensemble consists of the basilica, the cloister and the diocese museum.
Double deambulatory (15th century). Cathedral of Santa Maria.     (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Cathedral of Santa Maria de Tortosa
A Gothic-style building, which was started in 1347 and built on the remains of a Roman temple, a mosque and a 12th-century Romanesque church. We can highlight the collection of documents from the capitular archive.
Crypt of Sant Pere cathedral.  (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Cathedral of Sant Pere. Vic
It has a blend of styles from Romanesque to neoclassical, passing through Baroque and Gothic. Its façade is characterised by the three portals with Romanesque archivolts which were taken from the old cathedral.
Night-time view of the cathedral of Santa Maria.    (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Cathedral of Santa Maria
Here we can see a blend of different styles as, although building was completed in the 18th century, it was started in the 11th century. The central staircase, dating from the 17th century and leading to the door is highly characteristic, and is one of the most singular Baroque works in Europe.
Night view of the façade of the cathedral of Santa Maria.   (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Cathedral of Santa Maria de Tarragona
The cathedral, which was unfinished, was started in the 12th century. The sculpture in the cloister is one of the most remarkable pieces of Romanesque plastic art in Catalonia. In the Diocesan Museum, it is worth highlighting the collections of mediaeval and modern religious art.
Lleida New Cathedral (© Juan José Pascual)
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assumpta. Seu Nova in Lleida
The cathedral of Santa Maria Assumpta or Seu Nova de Lleida is a Baroque-style building located in the city centre which, despite several refurbishments, preserves collections of art and decorations such as murals, stained-glass windows or liturgical ornaments.
Churches
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You could cross Catalonia by jumping from church to church. Throughout the region it is possible to find important religious buildings of this type.
Church of Santa Maria.  (© Turismo Verde S.L.)
Terrassa Museum. Seu d'Ègara
A monumental site comprised of three buildings: Santa Maria, cathedral with baptistery; Sant Miquel; and the parish church of Sant Pere.
Mare de Déu del Fillols in the church of Sant Llorenç  (© Miguel Raurich)
Church of Sant Llorenç Màrtir
It is a building of Romanesque origin from the end of the 12th century. It consists of three naves of equal height: the main one is Romanesque and the other two, which are Gothic, are headed by an apse. The octagonal belfry, also Gothic, was built during the 15th century and restored in 2002.
View of the town from the bell tower of the archpriest church of Santa Maria  (© Miguel Raurich)
Church of the archpriest of Santa Maria. Church of Santa Maria la Major
Considered the biggest religious building in Montblanc, the origins of this church of the archpriest of Santa Maria la Major date back to the 14th century, although the building was never finished due to the Black Death, which affected many of the workmen.
Canónica de Santa Maria de Vilabertran.    (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Collegiate church of Santa Maria de Vilabertran
This is one of the most well-preserved architectural ensembles in Catalonia. It is an example of the typical canonical architectural of the Middle Ages. Its sober beauty is characteristic of Romanesque architecture. Inside the church we can highlight a large gold-plated silver cross, an example of mediaeval Catalan gold and silverware.
Bell tower of the Canónica de Sant Pere de Ponts  (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Canonical church of Sant Pere
Created in the 11th century with the support and sponsorship of the count and countess of Urgell, this church, which was restored in recent decades by the Associació d'Amics de Sant Pere de Ponts, is what is left of what was the canonical see of an Augustinian congregation.
Doorway of the church of Betlem  (© Nano Cañas)
Esglèsia de Betlem church
Considered one of the most outstanding examples of Baroque architecture in Barcelona, this primitive church was built in 1553 in the area now occupied by the apse. The temple we can see today was built between 1680 and 1732.
Sanctuaries
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They are sacred places that usually captivate the visitor because of the beauty of the site and the environment that surrounds them.
Nuria Sanctuary (© Nano Canas)
Sanctuary of La Virgen de Núria
The sanctuary, one of the most important in the country, is a very popular place of pilgrimage. Located at an altitude of 2,000 metres in a beautiful Pyrenean valley, it is surrounded by peaks like the Puigmal or Pic de Noucreus. It can be reached by the rack railway, which was inaugurated in 1931.
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Sanctuary of La Mare de Déu de Queralt
Located at 1,200 metres, it shows us the way to the city of Berga. The lush forests and the Negra and Vedella springs make it worth climbing the slopes to the so-called “balcony of Catalonia”. The sanctuary is open all year round and has a bar service, parking spaces and a shop.
Sanctuary of the Mare de Déu de Montserrat and vineyards.  (© Miguel Raurich)
Sanctuary of La Mare de Déu de Montserrat
The town of Montferri took 73 years to see the completion of the sanctuary of La Mare de Déu de Montserrat. The project and later construction of this hermitage, work of modernist architect Josep Maria Jujol, disciple of Antoni Gaudí, was started in November 1925.
Sanctuary of Santa Maria de Foix (© Nano Cañas)
Vantage point and sanctuary of Santa Maria de Foix
This is a Romanesque-style building with a single nave covered with a barrel vault, which has been recently restored. It offers spectacular views of the Penedès plain. In the past it was part of the compound of Foix castle. The ruins can still be seen around the church.
Sanctuary of Sant Ramon Nonat (© Juan José Pascual)
Sanctuary of Sant Ramon Nonat
Ramon, son of Portell, died in Cardona castle. In the chapel, with a salt crystal in the façade, we can see the sentence “Ací es nat Sant Ramon Nonat” (Saint Ramon Nonat was born here) engraved in the wall. There is also a reliquary, where the only remains of the saint are worshipped.
Church of Santa Maria de Mur sanctuary  (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Sanctuary of Santa Maria de Mur. Castle
Originally from the 11th century, it is formed by the church, the cloister and the monastic rooms. The cloister, from the 13th century, is small and rectangular. In the central nave the remains of Ramon V were found, count of Pallars Jussà in the 11th century and the driving force behind the sanctuary.
Monasteries
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The monastic movement spread throughout Catalonia, especially in the Middle Ages, leaving an important patrimonial legacy.
Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet    (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet
It is certainly the most representative monastery of the Cistercian Route and a historical and architectural treasure.
A family at the Fra Gari viewpoint (Via Crucis road), from which you can see the Monastery and the mountain of Montserrat (© Gemma Miralda Escudé)
Monastery of Montserrat
This monastery in the famous Catalan mountains unites a community of around eighty Benedictine monks who dedicate their lives to work, prayer and providing shelter.
Comida en el restaurante del Monestir de les Avellanes.       (© Monestir de les Avellanes High Fidelity Collective High Fidelity Collective)
Monastery of Les Avellanes
The monastery of Les Avellanes is a simple complex, not heavily decorated, with several buildings erected during the 20th century. However, the cloister and part of the church, which contains Gothic elements, have been preserved from the original 12th-century building.
Exterior del monasterio de Sant Benet de Bages.       (© Marc Vila High Fidelity Collective)
Monastery of Sant Benet de Bages
The monastery of Sant Benet de Bages, a former Benedictine abbey founded and consecrated in the 10th century, is one of the most emblematic monuments in the region and a must-see for lovers of Romanesque-style architecture and art.
Church of Cellers monastery  (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Monastery of Sant Celdoni i Sant Ermenter de Bodegas
This is the only Byzantine Romanesque-style monastery in Catalonia that has been preserved in its original state. It has an almost square nave, with a central apse and two side apses. It is believed that the bodies of the Saints Celedonius and Emeterius are buried here.
Cloister of the Sant Joan de les Abedesses monastery  (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Monastery of Sant Joan de les Abadesses
Founded in the 9th century by Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Urgell, the building we see today dates from the 12th century. Inside, three different architectural styles exist side by side: Romanesque (the church), Gothic (the cloister, which caught fire in 1442) and Baroque (the Capella dels Dolors – Chapel of Sorrow).
Museums
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To understand the legacy or discover religious works of art, museums are the best accompaniment.
Façade of the Episcopal Museum. (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Museu Episcopal de Vic
In the very centre of Vic, next to the city cathedral, is where this museum dedicated to medieval art is found. It has almost 30,000 works of painting, sculpture, gold work, ironwork, glass and ceramics through which a trip back in time can be taken through the history of Catalan liturgical art.
Museu Salvador Vilaseca    (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Museu de Reus
It comprises what was until now the Museu d'Arqueologia Salvador Vilaseca and the Museu d'Art i Història de Reus. It is worth highlighting the collection of palaeontological and archaeological materials. It also has important collections of crafts and the guild world.
Beatus of Liébana (10th century). Diocesan Museum of Urgell.    (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Museu Diocesà d'Urgell
The museum is home to the cathedral's treasures and those of the local diocese. It is possible to see liturgical objects, images, paintings and gold work from a period ranging from the 10th century to the 18th century.
Fachada del Gaudí Exhibition Center.       (© The Gaudí Exhibition Center High Fidelity Collective High Fidelity Collective)
Museu Diocesà de Barcelona
The Museu Diocesà opened its doors after a long process of renovation with a new area dedicated to one of the great architects and creators of the history of humanity: Antoni Gaudí. Thanks to the most modern technology the exhibition offers an innovative virtual tour.
Façade of the Episcopal Museum. (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Museu Episcopal de Vic
In the very centre of Vic, next to the city cathedral, is where this museum dedicated to medieval art is found. It has almost 30,000 works of painting, sculpture, gold work, ironwork, glass and ceramics through which a trip back in time can be taken through the history of Catalan liturgical art.
Adoration of the Three Kings (13th century). Diocesan Museum of Tarragona.  (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Museu Diocesà de Tarragona
Museum dedicated to ancient art where it is possible to see pieces of Roman, Hispano-Arabic and primarily religious art. Religious art is well represented since the collection ranges from the Early Middle Ages to the 20th century.
Spiritual routes
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Whether you are devotee or not, in Catalonia you can find important pilgrimage routes to travel on foot or by bicycle.
Cross in front of the church of Santa Maria de l’Alba  (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Camí de Sant Jaume
El tramo catalán del Camino de Santiago empieza en el Cabo de Creus (Costa Brava) i finaliza en Alcarràs (Terres de Lleida), entrando después en tierras aragonesas. Algunos de los puntos de interés que se pueden ver durante el recorrido son el Monasterio de San Pedro de Rodes o Montserrat.
Manresa. Old bridge (© Juan José Pascual)
The Ignatian Way
Es un camino de peregrinación internacional que empieza en la casa natal de San Ignacio, en el Santuario de Loyola (Guipúzcoa) y acaba en la Cueva de Manresa, donde el santo vivió una profunda experiencia espiritual que marcó su vida.
Vineyards at the foot of the monastery (© Maria Rosa Ferré)
Cistercian Route. Culture and hiking
This route combines the chance to see the rich cultural and historic heritage of this inland area and enjoying walks in natural surroundings.  
Church of Sant Climent de Taüll  (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Vall de Boí. Romanesque Treasure
La Vall de Boí has a series of  Romanesque churches declared as World Heritage, which can be discovered on short walks or long excursions.
Arres de Sus  (© Turismo Verde, S.L.)
The essence Of the Pyrenees. Romanesque and tradition amongst the mountaintops
Delve deep into a mine, uncover lost trades and see Romanesque in all its glory in Boí. Welcome to a route that takes us to the past without forgetting the future.
Aerial view of Montserrat.  (© Turismo Verde S.L.)
Landscapes of saints and monasteries. A route in slow motion
A journey away can also be a journey into oneself... If you're looking for a peaceful, reflective, and even mystical journey, then this is the route for you: monasteries, peaceful spots, tranquil routes and relaxing times. Enjoy it, your moment has arrived.   
More religions
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As well as Christianity, other religions are still present and have places of worship in Catalonia.
Monestir del Garraf, monjos budistes Sakya Tashi Ling
Monestir del Garraf, monjos budistes Sakya Tashi Ling
This palace from the 19th century has become a reference of Buddhism in the Western world and it has the ideal conditions for holding meetings and learning about the wellbeing that flows from self-knowledge.
Agullana Palace  (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Catalunya Jueva
Descubre la historia de la comunidad judía en Cataluña a partir de los espacios que nos han quedado en varios puntos del territorio, como Girona, Barcelona o Besalú, entre otros.
Patio de entrada al Museo de Historia de los Judíos de Girona, con la estrella de David en el suelo.      (© Òscar Vall High Fidelity Collective)
The Jewish quarters. The Hebrew Inheritance
El Call Jueu in Barcelona and in Girona represent the greatest legacy of the Jewish community before their expulsion in 1492.
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Jewish quarter of Barcelona
The old Jewish quarter of Barcelona, located in the city’s Gothic quarter. Although few vestiges remain, in the Centre d'Interpretació del Call visitors can get a good idea of what life was like for the Jewish community of Barcelona during the Middle Ages.
Call de Girona street These images have been acquired through the Eurocat project within the EU programme POCTEFA and, accordingly, their public display must carry the logos of the EU funding. (© @ Departament de Presidència de la Generalitat de Catalunya)
Jewish quarter of Girona
The old Jewish quarter which is part of the old town. It was inhabited by the Jewish community of the city of Girona from the 12th to the 15th century. In one of the synagogues it is possible to visit a museum dedicated to the history of the Jewish people.
La Seu and the old quarter from the La Suda Castle  (© Miguel Raurich)
Jewish quarter of Tortosa
Old Jewish quarter of the city of Tortosa, which reached its peak during the Middle Ages. It preserves the urban layout and numerous architectural vestiges related with the history of the Jewish community of Tortosa.
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The Mare de Déu de Montserrat hostel literally “rests” in a building included on the European Cultural Heritage List. It’s located in the Casa Josepa Marsans i Peix, an absolutely captivating modernist and Moorish revival style building that in 1983 was turned into the first youth hostel in Barcelona.
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Barcelona Cathedral
Barcelona / Barcelona
Except for the façade – built at the end of the 19th century in a neogothic style – the rest of the building dates from between the 12th and the 15th century and is in a Gothic style. Inside there are three naves that are worth pointing out for their sheer size and height thanks to the slim pillars that are typical of Catalan Gothic architecture.
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Gaudí crypt - Colonia Güell
Santa Coloma de Cervelló / Costa Barcelona
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This is the crypt built in the Colònia Güell by Antoni Gaudí, who initially designed a large church. It is considered one of his most important works for its complexity and because he tried out many of the ideas on it that he later incorporated in the Sagrada Família.
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Barcelona / Barcelona
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The Museu Diocesà opened its doors after a long process of renovation with a new area dedicated to one of the great architects and creators of the history of humanity: Antoni Gaudí. Thanks to the most modern technology the exhibition offers an innovative virtual tour.
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Museu Episcopal de Vic
Vic / Paisatges Barcelona
In the very centre of Vic, next to the city cathedral, is where this museum dedicated to medieval art is found. It has almost 30,000 works of painting, sculpture, gold work, ironwork, glass and ceramics through which a trip back in time can be taken through the history of Catalan liturgical art.
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Universitat de Lleida
Lleida / Terres de Lleida
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La UdL combina una larga y fructífera tradición universitaria con una estructura joven y dinámica. Apuesta decididamente por la calidad, tanto en formación como en investigación, y por la internacionalización. Actualmente, es la cuarta mejor universidad del Estado español.
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Old monastery of Sant Pau del Camp
Barcelona / Barcelona
Its layout is in the shape of a cross, with three apses and an octagonal tower above the crossing. We can highlight a tetramorph with the four evangelists represented by animals. In the centre of the tympanum we can see the Christ in Majesty seated on the throne with the cruciform halo. It is worth pointing out the Romanesque cloister.
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Academia Mariana
Lleida / Terres de Lleida
Building dating from 1862 and one of the symbols of the city of Lleida. Since it was founded, its objective has been to show the excellent qualities of the Virgin Mary through art and literature, as well as being home to important institutions from the city.
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Barcelona / Barcelona
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Although remains have been discovered from the Visigoth period, construction of the current Basilica de Els Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor, built in a Gothic style and declared an Asset of National Cultural Interest, started in 1342.
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Basilica of La Puríssima Concepció i Assumpció de Nostra Senyora in Barcelona
Barcelona / Barcelona
A Gothic church in the Barcelona district of Eixample, moved from its original location in Carrer Jonqueres due to the demolition work on the old walls of Barcelona. It has one of the biggest cloisters in the city and a Romanesque and Gothic-style belfry.
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Vilafranca del Penedès / Costa Barcelona
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The basilica of Santa Maria is the parish church of Vilafranca del Penedès. Work was started on the building in 1285 giving it a Gothic style, although it was not consecrated until 1484. The site was previously occupied by an old chapel that was first documented in the 10th century.
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Mataró / Costa Barcelona
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It is located in the centre of the old town. Despite having Gothic origins (the pointed arches, thanks to which we can access the side chapels, are the only elements of the old Gothic church), the styles we see today are Baroque and neoclassical. Some important paintings can be found inside its walls.
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Castelló d'Empúries / Costa Brava
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This is a large Gothic building known as the “cathedral of Empordà”. Its altarpiece is considered a unique work in Catalonia and one of the most important examples of Catalan Gothic sculpture in the second half of the 15th century.
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Carthusian monastery of Santa Maria de Montalegre
Tiana / Costa Barcelona
Roadde la Conrerias/nTiana
Carthusian monastery from the 15th century that is home to a community of monks of the Carthusian Order, also known as the Order of Saint Bru. In the monastery complex it is worth highlighting the cloisters, the chapter room and the church.
Cathedral of Sant Esperit de Terrassa
Terrassa / Costa Barcelona
This Neo-Gothic temple was started in the 16th century and in 1601 it became the parish church of Terrassa. It has undergone different modifications over the years and since 2002 has been part of the Cultural Heritage of Catalonia.
Cathedral of Sant Llorenç de Sant Feliu de Llobregat
Sant Feliu de Llobregat / Costa Barcelona
Cathedral consecrated in 2004 and built on the ruins of the former parish church, which was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. It was built in a historicist style and is heavily decorated.