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, with three naves and cruciform pillars, the main nave has a roof with barrel vault over tranverse arches, and the side naves have smaller groin vaults. One of its three apses has l’Altar dels Colls (the Colls altar) while the other two were absorbed by adjacent buildings.
The current appearance is fruit of some restorations: a first restoration that took place from 1960 to 1963, and another between 1994 and 1997 that affected the bell tower and the cloister.
Its architecture shows evidences of the first Catalan Romanesque. 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 the gothic altarpieces dedicated to Sant Miquel i Sant Joan Baptista (Saint Michel and Saint John the Baptist), and to the Holy Spirit, and also the main altar, baroque, and partially destroyed during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). Lastly, there is the organ, baroque and with more than 2.000 tubes, which was remodeled during the year 1839 by Honorat Grinda.