CHURCH OF SANTA EULÀLIA D’ENCAMP

CHURCH OF SANTA EULÀLIA D’ENCAMP

Encamp ( Encamp )

Encamp ( Encamp )


The Church of Santa Eulàlia d’Encamp is on the crossroads to the village of Vila at the bottom of Encamp.

It is Romanesque in origin with different later modifications made in the 17th and 20th centuries. At 23 metres, the bell tower of Santa Eulàlia d’Encamp is the tallest Lombardian Romanesque tower in the country, added to the body of the church in around the 11th century. The original Romanesque apse was demolished in 1924. The porch dates back to the 14th century. Worthy of particular note are the Romanesque baptismal pyre decorated with arcs, the 17th and 18th-century baroque altarpieces and the new stained-glass windows which are the work of the artist Agustí Rios of Encamp. The Bohigas-Martorell-MacKay office of architects led the refurbishments made from 1988 to 1989 and designed a square connecting with the extension of the nave and widening the structure of the building.

The Holy Art Museum in an annexe building contains different liturgical objects, some found during the refurbishment work, such as a Romanesque wrought iron candelabra, a bronze thurible from the 14th century, a vera crucis from 1571, a Gothic cassock and a parchment with musical notations, as well as a faxed copy of one of the copies of the mediaeval Codex Beatus de Liébana, with exceptional quality illuminated miniatures.

Church of Santa Eulàlia d’Encamp

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Further information: Casa Cristo Ethnographic Museum.