Iglesia Sant Llorenc, Lleida

#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Lleida
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Sant Llorenç is a Romanesque church in Lleida dating from the late 12th century, with Gothic additions from the 15th century. The initial architects of the church were Pere de Coma, the master of works who in charge of La Seu Vella, the old cathedral of Lleida. It has a nave and two aisles, built with the same height, and three apses; the nave is in the Romanesque style, whereas the aisles are Gothic, as is the octagonal bell tower. In 2002 part of the church was refurbished.
It contains four imposing altarpieces: Saint Lawrence, Saint Ursula (attributed to Jaume Cascalls), Saint Peter and Saint Lucy. One of the two entrances, on Plaça de Sant Josep, can be seen the family crest of Berenguer de Gallart. The church has been Lleida's episcopal see twice during its existence. Among the works of art inside Sant Llorenç there are a Gothic painting of Santa Maria de la Candelera by Mateu Ferrer and the sculpture of the Mare de Déu dels Fillols, originally located in the Seu Vella.
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  • Well, we really enjoyed our visit although we did not go inside. We had decided to visit Lleida on our way home from the coast but after I had made the booking, I was unsure that there would be much.....  more »
  • A little creepy. As much as the story of Sant Lororenc. Not a great church comparing to others in this class but ok for a quick visit, there are not many other things to see in Lleida beside the...  more »
  • Romanesque Church very well preserved, it is worth going to visit it. The church's priests were very well-cared for.
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  • Very dark, lugubrious church. Beautiful historical construction of the 21ST century, but devoid of stained glass or other decorative elements
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