S. Daniel de Galligants, cloister
ID
 
51
 
Original Country
 
Spain
 
Region
 
Catalonia (Catalunya)
 
Sorting Title
 
S. Daniel de Galligants, cloister
 
Century
 
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.