Cruïlles To Sant Joan of Salelles

Cruïlles a Sant Joan de Salelles
Cruïlles To Sant Joan of Salelles

Sant Miquel of Cruilles was a monastery benedictino, edificado around the middle of the 11th century. It finds situated in the region of the Baix Ampurdà in Catalonia.

The church is one of the few elements that remain of the community monástica benedictina of Sant Miquel of Cruïlles, edifico around the middle of the 11th century in an already occupied place in roman period. To starts of the 16th century the landslide of a part of the cover caused that the central ship remained recortada and that had to build a new façade and some contrafuertes with such to reinforce the building.

It is a temple of plant basilical of three ships, closed by three apses semicirculares and with a transepto. The ships are covered with vaults of cannon, that support on pillars cruciformes and arches torales of half point. The transepto also has vault of cannon, and stands out, in the point of intersection with the ship, a cúpula hemispherical on trompas that in the outside translates in a cimborrio.

Out of the part of the transepto, all the building this ornamentado with decoration lombarda: in the apses with arcuaciones and lesenas, and in the lateral walls, with a friso followed. In elábside central open three windows abocinadas, whereas in the lateral apses only there is one.

The bell tower of current tower is of the 16th century, as it also is of the same century the façade of poniente where opens the door, that situates in the first stretch of the original ship, leaving this space discovered, out of the church.

Of the rest of the group monástico only remain some walls in the small square and that correspond to the façade of the room capitulate, whose element more interesting are the windows geminadas with two arches and capitel very flat, that flanquean the door.

The main apse conserves some fragments of painting of the second half of the 12th century that are of the most original that know in painting mural romance in Catalonia. Under the windows absidiales there is a register decorated as if it was an oriental fabric that imitates some cortinajes. They stand out, on a red bottom, a double hilera of lions enfrentados of white colour, and between the windows, some columns painted very bad conserved. In the wall of closing of the crucero left also there are rests of painting that represent the betrayal of Judas.

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May 2009
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Girona 1 5 Km.
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50 m. 50 m. Easy Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta