Church of Sant Llorenç de Morunys
The Church of Sant Llorenç de Morunys is located inside the historical town centre and it is catalogued as a National Interest Place.
It’s a Romanesque parish church with a basilical floor and divided in three naves. The current appearance is fruit of two restorations: the first restoration that took place from 1960 to 1963 in which gypsum’s baroque decoration was supressed; and the second one that only affected the bell tower and the cloister. However, its architecture shows Romanesque evidences yet. The Church’s construction took place in the first half of the 11th century, although the old Sant Llorenç’s monastery is already documented at the beginning of 10th century.
The most important element in this church is the altarpiece of la Mare de Déu dels Colls, which was built between 1773 and 1784 by the sculptor Josep Pujol i Juhí.; This is considered one of the most important works of the catalan baroque art. In the church, there are also conserved a gothic altarpiece dedicated to the Holy Spirit, a baroque major altar and a renaissance church’s organ (both partially destroyed during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39)). Regarding the renaissance church’s organ, it present baroque modifications and a reform performed between 1830 and 1833.
In the south-eastern part of the church there is placed the Cloister, where we can access to the Vall de Lord’s Museum. Connected to it, there is also the rectory, a construction from the 15th and 16th centuries.