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Cathedral of Terrassa

The cathedral of Terrassa, also known as the basilica of Sant Esperit, is a prominent religious building located in the Plaça Vella of Terrassa, dedicated to the Holy Spirit. Its history dates back to medieval times, being erected between 1574 and 1616 in late Gothic style. Despite the damage suffered during the Spanish Civil War in 1936, which caused the destruction of the baroque altarpiece and other elements, the cathedral was subsequently restored and rebuilt. In 2004, after the creation of the new bishopric of Terrassa, the basilica of Sant Esperit was elevated to the dignity of cathedral, thus recovering the ancient bishopric of Ègara that existed between the 5th and 8th centuries.

The architecture of the cathedral of the Holy Spirit is impressive, highlighting its single nave with side chapels between buttresses, its polygonal apse and its creuer. Among its most outstanding works of art is the choir of the high altar, considered one of the most remarkable religious ensembles of the postwar period, as well as the sculptural group of the Sant Enterrament, an exceptional example of Renaissance sculpture in Catalonia. In addition, the cathedral houses the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, a modernist work by Lluís Muncunill, and a bell tower with nine bells, which are elements of great historical and cultural value within the Catalan heritage.


    • Address
      Plaça Vella, 12, Terrassa, Barcelona
    • Web
    • Visiting Hours
      Monday to Friday: from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday: from 8.30 am to 1 pm, and from 6 pm to 9 pm.
    • What to see
      Sant Enterrament, wooden choir

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