Chapel of Sant Nicolau

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The church or chapel of Sant Nicolau dates back to the 12th century and is slightly older than the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants. It was built on the site of the monastery cemetery in order to provide certain parish services for which the monastery was responsible.

The small chapel is in the Romanesque style with a single nave and three apse chapels forming a trefoil. It has a Latin cross layout. The barrel-vaulted nave, 6.4 metres wide, stretches 13.8 metres to the wall that separates it from the transept and 22.2 metres to the end of the apse. The transept is 8.6 metres wide with a semicircular apse on either side, both of which are the same size as the one that forms the head of the chapel. The octagonal lantern tower in the centre of the chapel served as the base of a small bell tower. The interior is free of ornamentation. Outside, a series of arches envelope the lantern tower.

The chapel of Sant Nicolau was acquired by the city council and is currently used to house exhibitions.

Contact

Chapel of Sant Nicolau
Pl. de Santa Llúcia, s/n
17007 Girona (El Gironès)

Telephone: (+34) 972 223 305
Website: http://ciutatdegirona.info/monuments/top-10/esglesia-de-sant-nicolau/

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