Romanesque tower of Llança

Photo of Romanesque tower of Llança in Llançà

The Tower of the Square, located in the heart of the town and recently restored, is of Gothic construction (13th or 14th century), but it still follows the layout of the Romanesque bell towers that appeared in the 11th century, characterised by simplicity and a lack of ornamentation. It has two storeys with segmental and pointed window arches, and an upper storey with pairs of oculi. It has a prominent, truncated pyramid-shaped rooftop, and is topped by fortification elements added at a later date. At the base, on the southern face, the great pointed arch that connected the tower to the now-absent church was found. Other vestiges can be identified thanks to this connecting arch.


Romanesque tower of Llança
Pl. Major, s/n
17490 Llançà (L’Alt Empordà)

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