Hermitage of La Pertusa

Posted by David Nos (Barcelona, Spain) on 22 September 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

From the hermitage of the Mare de Déu de la Pertusa, it is possible to see the reservoir of Canelles. In the 12th century, the original name, Espadella, disappeared and was substituted by the toponym La Pertusa.

The walls of the nave are built with unpolished freestones, laid in irregular rows, which tend to be horizontal. The arches of the porches are capped with voussoirs of coarse stone and there is no ornamentation of any type on the façades, which are completely plain. To the east, on the chevets and on the upper part of the nave walls, the adornment is very different, consisting of well-cut and polished freestones laid in very regular and uniform rows. From its ornamentation, it seems clear that the church of La Pertusa must have been constructed in two phases, with the first phase, dating from the end of the 11th century or beginning of the 12th century, and corresponding to the main body of the nave, and the second, constructed with forms typical of the architecture of the 12th century, which would have corresponded to the raising of the nave and the body of the apse, which probably replaced an earlier apse corresponding to the initial phase of construction.

From Turisme a la Noguera

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