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Sant Pere de les Puelˇles Church

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1945. The church, rebuilt after 1936, is consecrated.\\
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Initially it was placed out of the wall, the ancient roman wall, until James I of Aragon ordered to build the new wall of the city in the middle of the thirteenth century (where now we can find the new bypasses), and then it remained inside the enclosure of the city, leant on the "Baluard de Sant Pere", where the minister of Catalonia's autonomous government, Rafael de Casanova, would fall injured on 11 September 1714.
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Initially it was placed out of the wall, the ancient Roman wall, until James I of Aragon ordered to build the new wall of the city in the middle of the thirteenth century (where now we can find the new bypasses), and then it remained inside the enclosure of the city, leant on the "Baluard de Sant Pere", where the minister of Catalonia's autonomous government, Rafael de Casanova, would fall injured on 11 September 1714.
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In 1909, during the Setmana de Barcelona, the church was set alight again and later it was rebuilt, with a basilical plan of three naves.
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In 1909, during the Tragic week of Barcelona, the church was set alight again and later it was rebuilt, with a basilical plan of three naves.
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The last destruction of the church happened during the Spanish Civil War and, together with the fire of the Setmana in 1909, had changed totally the features of Sant Pere de les .
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The last destruction of the church happened during the Spanish Civil War and, together with the fire of the Setmana in 1909, had changed totally the features of Sant Pere de les .
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945. Foundation of the Monastery and consecration of its first church.
985. Al-Mansur destroys the Monastery and its archive.
993. Document made to legitimate the possession of the assets of the Monastery.
1030. Monastery under protection from Bishop and Canons.
1072. Monastery under Papal protection by decree of the Pope Alexander II.
1079. Nuns of Saint Peter go to set up the Monastery of Saint Cecilia of Elins.
1143. Appointment of the cloister which was finished towards 1190.
1147. Consecration of a new Church Abbot of Saint Peter on the 13th January
1169. The Abbess, Elisenda of Rocafort, orders the consecration of the altar of Saint Benedict.
1183. King Alfonse I takes the Monastery under his protection.
1246. 49 nuns live in the Monastery.
1308. The number of live-in nuns is fixed to 52.
1322. Construction of the Gothic style gallery above the cloister
1402
. Agreement between the Abbess and the Bishop of Barcelona about Episcopalian and visiting rights to Saint Mary of and to the church.
1483. Opposition to the reforming changes that royal reformers want to impose.
1582. Papal closure applied to the Monastery.
1697 - 1714. First pillaging and devastations of the Monastery, repeated in 1808, 1835, 1909 and 1936.
1752. A new belfry and the chapel of the Holy Sacrament are erected.
1814. The nuns are expelled from the Monastery.
1835. Secularization and dispersal of the community.
1855. Attempt to build a new Monastery next to the ancient church of Saint Peter.
1877-1879. The actual Monastery in Street is constructed.
1945. The church, rebuilt after 1936, is consecrated.
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945. Foundation of the Monastery and consecration of its first church.\\
985. Al-Mansur destroys the Monastery and its archive.\\
993. Document made to legitimate the possession of the assets of the Monastery.\\
1030. Monastery under protection from Bishop and Canons.\\
1072. Monastery under Papal protection by decree of the Pope Alexander II.\\
1079. Nuns of Saint Peter go to set up the Monastery of Saint Cecilia of Elins.\\
1143. Appointment of the cloister which was finished towards 1190.\\
1147. Consecration of a new Church Abbot of Saint Peter on the 13th January.\\
1169.
The Abbess, Elisenda of Rocafort, orders the consecration of the altar of Saint Benedict.\\
1183. King Alfonse I takes the Monastery under his protection.\\
1246. 49 nuns live in the Monastery.\\
1308. The number of live-in nuns is fixed to 52.\\
1322. Construction of the Gothic style gallery above the cloister.\\
1402.
Agreement between the Abbess and the Bishop of Barcelona about Episcopalian and visiting rights to Saint Mary of and to the church.\\
1483. Opposition to the reforming changes that royal reformers want to impose.\\
1582. Papal closure applied to the Monastery.\\
1697 - 1714. First pillaging and devastations of the Monastery, repeated in 1808, 1835, 1909 and 1936.\\
1752. A new belfry and the chapel of the Holy Sacrament are erected.\\
1814. The nuns are expelled from the Monastery.\\
1835. Secularization and dispersal of the community.\\
1855. Attempt to build a new Monastery next to the ancient church of Saint Peter.\\
1877-1879. The actual Monastery in Street is constructed.\\
1945. The church, rebuilt after 1936, is consecrated.\\
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During the rebuilding work of the monastic construction, after its fire during the Tragic Week of Barcelona, someone found a stone that was decorated with a cross near a stone tablet where we could read "OBIIT ERA DCCCCXXVIIII".

Initially it was placed out of the wall, the ancient roman wall, until James I of Aragon ordered to build the new wall of the city in the middle of the thirteenth century (where now we can find the new bypasses), and then it remained inside the enclosure of the city, leant on the "Baluard de Sant Pere", where the minister of Catalonia's autonomous government, Rafael de Casanova, would fall injured on 11 September 1714.
The church on its original shape was a building of Greek cross, formed by four equal rectangular parts that converged in a central space, of square plan. This space was defined by four big arches, lightly stilted, supported by exempt monolithic columns and roofed by a dome of octagonal base, over tubes, while the limbs of the cross were covered by a semicircular shaped roof.

Sant Pere's church is located in the context of the end of the tenth century Catalan architecture and the beginning of the eleventh century, in the orbit of a Postcarolingian tradition.

In 1808 the Napoleonic troops were those that entered treacherously in the convent.

In 1835, the convent was destined to be a fortress, and in 1873 the cloister and some monastic outbuildings were demolished.

The cloister had two floors: one of the twelfth century, and another of the eighteenth/nineteenth century.
A part of the cloister is kept in the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) and ten of the arches of the gothic cloister, are into the properties 1 and 3 of Sant Ignasi street, of Terrassa. Other rests are also kept at Sant Antoni de Vilamajor, and at the Museu Santacana, in Martorell.

Due to the reforms carried out into the convent during the twelfth century, a wonderful bell tower called "La Torre dels Ocells" was built, nowadays it has disappeared.
During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries some gothic architectural elements were added to the church, and the present bell tower was built, near the "Torre dels Ocells".


Despite the diverse restorations and modifications, the church still preserves the original Greek cross (tenth century) with barrel vaults all around the dome of the twelfth century, as the exempt columns of this area, which are of that period, as their rough Corinthian capitals.

The springers with geometric decoration and entwined ornamental elements are noticeable, with a bit schematic face in some of the coins that are found in the left of the presbytery and that, as we have said, correspond to the atrium vestibule of Sant Sadurni's church.



What you can contemplate today, is the mute testimony of thousands of Christians that have wanted to be loyal to their faith.
More than a thousand years after its first consecration, the shadow of the thousand-year-old church of Sant Pere rests as a memory of the history of our city, of our people, of our country.
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Chronology

945. Foundation of the Monastery and consecration of its first church.
985. Al-Mansur destroys the Monastery and its archive.
993. Document made to legitimate the possession of the assets of the Monastery.

1072. Monastery under Papal protection by decree of the Pope Alexander II.
1079. Nuns of Saint Peter go to set up the Monastery of Saint Cecilia of Elins.
1143. Appointment of the cloister which was finished towards 1190.
1147. Consecration of a new Church Abbot of Saint Peter on the 13th January
1169. The Abbess, Elisenda of Rocafort, orders the consecration of the altar of Saint Benedict.
1183. King Alfonse I takes the Monastery under his protection.
1246. 49 nuns live in the Monastery.
1308. The number of live-in nuns is fixed to 52.
1322. Construction of the Gothic style gallery above the cloister

1483. Opposition to the reforming changes that royal reformers want to impose.
1582. Papal closure applied to the Monastery.
1697 - 1714. First pillaging and devastations of the Monastery, repeated in 1808, 1835, 1909 and 1936.
1752. A new belfry and the chapel of the Holy Sacrament are erected.
1814. The nuns are expelled from the Monastery.
1835. Secularization and dispersal of the community.
1855. Attempt to build a new Monastery next to the ancient church of Saint Peter.

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Sant Pere de les Puel.les, is one of the most unknown churches of Barcelona. It had been part of the old feminine monastery, founded by the Counts Sunyer and Riquilda, during the first half of the 10th Century, and consecrated by the bishop in the year 945, according to the documents still conserved inside the Monastery. The convent was built on an earlier construction, from the 9th century, dedicated to Sant , Bishop of Tolossa. Some rests from this first construction can be seen in the atrium, close to the current Capella del .
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[[http://santpere.iespana.es/ | Sant Pere de les Puel.les]], is one of the most unknown churches of Barcelona. It had been part of the old feminine monastery, founded by the Counts Sunyer and Riquilda, during the first half of the 10th Century, and consecrated by the bishop in the year 945, according to the documents still conserved inside the Monastery. The convent was built on an earlier construction, from the 9th century, dedicated to Sant , Bishop of Tolossa. Some rests from this first construction can be seen in the atrium, close to the current Capella del .
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Sant Pere de les Puel.les, is one of the most unknown churches of Barcelona. It had been part of the old feminine monastery, founded by the Counts Sunyer and Riquilda, during the first half of the 10th Century, and consecrated by the bishop in the year 945, according to the documents still conserved inside the Monastery. The convent was built on an earlier construction, from the 9th century, dedicated to Sant , Bishop of Tolossa. Some rests from this first construction can be seen in the atrium, close to the current Capella del .

After the fires from the tragically Barcelona Week, a rebuilding was started. Later a stone decorated by a cross was found, near a tombstone with the inscription ERA DCCCCXXVIIII". So, it seems that by 891 some burials were made in the place where the Monastery was built afterwards, perhaps related with the first St. church.

Sant Pere de les Puel.les was initially located outside the ancient Roman city wall, until the Count-King Jaume I (the conqueror) build the new city walls in the mid-thirteenth century. Then, the church came inside the precincts of the city, on the "Baluart de Sant , where the Conseller en Cap, Rafael de Casanova fall wounded on September the 11th, 1714.