S. Daniel de Galligants, cloister
Original Country
Catalonia (Catalunya)
Sorting Title
S. Daniel de Galligants, cloister
12th, 13th, 14th
Style Genre
Romanesqe and Gothic
Original Location

Gerona (Girona), Spain

Historical Context

The community was founded by Countess Ermessinda of Barcelona (Widow of Count Ramon Borrell). She purchased an alod where there had once been a small church dedicated to Saint Daniel from her brother Pere (bishop of Gerona) in 1019. She sponsored the rebuilding of the church and the construction of the benedictine community. The lower level of the cloister is Romanesque, and dates from the 13th century, while the upper was added in the 15th, and is Gothic. The cloister is rectangular, rather than square.

Current Repository

Gerona (Girona), Spain

Photo Credit
Marie Kelleher
Image of S. Daniel de Galligants, cloister.