(active around 1040 in Eastern Pyrenees)

Exterior view

Priory of Serrabone, Boule-d'Amont (Pyrénées-Orientales)

The first buildings in the new Romanesque style were constructed in the Catalonian region on both sides of the Pyrenees. This region had been independent since 865 and was ruled by the counts of Barcelona.

Throughout the eleventh and twelfth centuries, Catalonian architecture on both sides of the Pyrenees remained largely faithful to the models, exemplified by the church at Ripoll, it had found at the beginning of the eleventh century. This is demonstrated by the church of Serrabone (completed in 1151) on the French side, and more impressively in the rebuilding of the cathedral of La Seu d'Urgell (begun in 1175) on the Spanish side.

The photo shows a view of the church of Notre-Dame in the Priory of Serrabone. It was consecrated in 1080, the extension completed in 1151.

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