Monestir de Porta Ferrada

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Monestir de Porta Ferrada
Monestir de Porta Ferrada

One of the most important Romanesque monasteries in the world

The monastery of Porta Ferrada is one of the most important Romanesque monasteries in the world, dating originally from the ninth century, even though a large part of the Baroque style visible today is from the 18th century. It owes its name to the characteristic horseshoe arches on the façade ('ferradura' in Catalan means 'horseshoe', 'porta' means 'gate' or 'door'). The church is formed by a grand Gothic-style nave with three polygonal apses. Another highlight are the clearly visible defensive towers: the Tower of Smoke (Torre del Fum) and the Tower of the Horn (Torre del Corn).

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Venue name: Monestir de Porta Ferrada
Address: Pl. del Monestir, s/n
Sant Feliu de Guíxols
17220