Monastery of Sant Joan de les Abadesses

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The monastery was founded in 887 by Wilfred the Hairy for his daughter Emma and the religious community that gave its name to the municipality. In addition to the architectural characteristics of the monastery, its importance stems from the sculptures it contains, some of the most important of which are the Descent from the Cross (seven figures in polychrome wood, in an almost natural format, which date back to the 12th century) and the 14th century Gothic alabaster altarpiece of Santa Maria la Blanca, among others. The monastery museum is a faithful portrait of the intense social and cultural life it has developed over the course of its existence.

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Monastery of Sant Joan de les Abadesses
Pl. de l'Abadia
17860 Sant Joan de les Abadesses (El Ripollès)

Telephone: (+34) 972 722 353
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Website: http://www.monestirsantjoanabadesses.cat

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