S. Daniel de Galligants, church tower
ID
 
55
 
Original Country
 
Spain
 
Region
 
Catalonia (Catalunya)
 
Sorting Title
 
S. Daniel de Galligants, church tower
 
Century
 
12th
 
Style Genre
 
Romanesque
 
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 church is Romanesque, with an octagonal dome.

 
Current Repository
 

Gerona (Girona), Spain

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