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Church of Saint Mary

The church of Santa María de Verdú, located in the region of Urgell, province of Lérida, is a building of great historical and architectural value. Built at the end of the 13th century, it represents a transition from Romanesque to Gothic, reflecting the austerity of the Cistercian Order. Initially of a single nave, it was enlarged with two more naves due to population growth. Inside, works of art such as the altarpiece made by Jaume Ferrer in the fifteenth century and the Baroque carving of the Immaculate Conception, the work of Agustí Pujol in the seventeenth century stand out. It also houses relics of great devotion as the image of Christ, dating from the thirteenth-fourteenth century, witness of faith and history of Verdú in difficult times.

On the other hand, the church shows a fusion of styles through the centuries, from Renaissance paintings to modern stained glass windows installed in 2004. Its two facades, one Romanesque and the other later from the 12th century, are evidence of its architectural evolution. It is both a religious and cultural meeting place, where visitors can admire the beauty of its architecture and the works of art it houses, while immersing themselves in the rich history of the town of Verdú. The church of Santa María de Verdú thus stands as a symbol of the faith and tradition rooted in the community, as well as a living testimony to the artistic and spiritual evolution over the centuries.

  • Address
    Plaça Bisbe Comelles, 6, Verdú, Lleida
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  • What to see
    Altarpiece in Byzantine style

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