Sant Quirze de Pedret s.IX


The original church is pre-Romanesque with a single nave (l’actual central) with trapezoidal apse, of the ninth century, with an access door to the west (now gone). Expanded to three naves in the middle of the 10th century, the two side naves are finished with horseshoe-shaped apsidioles. The mouths of the three apses have arches beyond that, in the case of the sides, they rest on capitals and columns. The north nave is on a higher level and the communication between this nave and the central one is through two openings also with overhanging arches..
Only a small section of the south aisle remains adjacent to the apse. The rest was replaced in the 13th century by a fallen bell tower (probably with the earthquakes of the 15th century) and by a porch that gives cover to the original Romanesque cover of century XIII, formed by smooth archivolts supported on tax lines, flanked by decorated capitals and supported by a strangled shaft to the west and a Solomonic shaft to the east, both settled on bases.
In the 18th century, a belfry was added on the west side, although it had to be demolished in the restoration of 1995 due to its poor condition.

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