Mare de Deu de la Serra, monastery church
ID
 
49
 
Original Country
 
Spain
 
Region
 
Catalonia (Catalunya)
 
Sorting Title
 
Mare de Deu de la Serra, monastery church
 
Creation Date
 
1296 (beginning of construction)
 
Century
 
13-14
 
Style Genre
 
Gothic
 
Original Location
 

Montblanc, Spain

 
Historical Context
 

Traditionally, the community was founded in 1296 by a Greek princess named Irene Lascaris, who may have been related by marriage to the house of the Counts of Pallars. Although some Gothic architectural elements are still visible, especially in the interior, the exterior has been much altered, and contains elements from several different periods.

 
Descriptive Notes
 

Single-nave church. Original construction included the monastery, the sanctuary, a presbytery (since replaced), the caretaker's house. A "Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre," the choir, and the niche for the image of the Virgin were added later.

 
Current Repository
 

Montblanc, Spain

 
Photo Credit
 
Marie Kelleher
 
Image of Mare de Deu de la Serra, monastery church.