Looking up at the ceiling of the nave of the Romanesque church, founded 1022, of Sant Pere de Rodes, a Benedictine monastery on the Verdera mountain in the Sierra de Rodes, Puerto de la Selva, Girona, Catalonia, Spain. The columns have been reused and the capitals show Corinthian influence. The church displays influences of Carolingian, Pre-Romanesque and Roman architecture and is one of the most important Romanesque structures in Catalonia. The monastery itself was founded in 945 by monks who escaped Barbarian invasions with relics of saints, and was eventually sacked in the 17th century and deserted in the 18th century. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Looking up at the ceiling of the nave of the Romanesque church, founded 1022, of Sant Pere de Rodes, a Benedictine monastery on the Verdera mountain in the Sierra de Rodes, Puerto de la Selva, Girona, Catalonia, Spain. The columns have been reused and the capitals show Corinthian influence. The church displays influences of Carolingian, Pre-Romanesque and Roman architecture and is one of the most important Romanesque structures in Catalonia. The monastery itself was founded in 945 by monks...
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