Church and Altar of the Colls


Located at the centre of the village, this church was declared historical and artistic monument in 1976. It dates back to the 11th century and it is a basilica-based temple with three naves separated by cross-shaped pillars, made of stone. The central nave is covered with a barrel vault and the lateral ones, with groin vaults. It is 25 metres-long, 15 metres wide and 15 metres high. The central apse preserves, at the inferior part, the remains of mural paintings from the end of the 13th century and beginning of the 14th.


The chapel of the Mare de Déu dels Colls (Our Lady of the Necks), located at the Sant Llorenç church, is one of the most representative of Catalan Baroque. It was worked between 1773 and 1784 by the Folgueroles sculptor Josep Pujol i Juhí, and the style corresponds to a Late Baroque, quite loaded.

The dome is specially notable, but in general the whole ensemble expresses the great compositional and scenic ability of the sculptor, heightened with the excellent gilding and painting, which was made between 1784 and 1789 by Ramon Moliner.

All the themes sculpted are dedicated to la Verge dels Colls: the Magnificat on the right, the Salve on the dome and the Litanies on the pillars. The chapel has a niche with the remade image of the Virgin, the base of which was affected in 1936. The chapel was defrayed by the brotherhood of els Colls, a laic congregation of medieval origin very influential in the village’s history.

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