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Church of St Mary

The church of Santa María de Cervera, located in the province of Lérida, is an outstanding example of Catalan Gothic architecture with important Romanesque elements in its original structure. Its history dates back to the 11th century, when it is mentioned in a list of parishes in the bishopric of Vic. Founded in 1081, it was initially ceded to the monastery of Ripoll. During the late Middle Ages, the economic prosperity of the city allowed the construction of the present Gothic temple over the previous Romanesque building.

The building stands out for its Latin cross plan, three naves and side chapels between the buttresses. Its interior houses elements of great artistic value, such as the stained glass windows designed by Colí de Maraia in 1413 and the Romanesque image of the Virgin of the Coll de las Sabinas on the main altar. It also has Baroque chapels, such as the chapel of the Santísimo Misterio and the chapel of Santiago, where the historical tomb of Berenguer de Castelltort is located. The bell tower, an octagonal construction with large Gothic windows, completes the majesty of this important monument, declared of Cultural Interest in 1931.

  • Address
    Carrer Santa Maria, 17, Cervera, Lleida
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  • What to see
    Virgin of the Coll de las Sabinas

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