Sant Llorenç de Morunys
The village of Sant Llorenç de Morunys take up a little area of about 4,2 km2. Placed at the foot of Port del Comte mountain, concretely at the right side of Cardener river, it is nearly surrounded by Guixers municipality, except in the north, where it limits with La Coma i la Pedra village. Sant Llorenç has also the area of La Mola de Lord, where is placed Santuari de Lord.
The village, with 966 inhabitants (2016), it’s a touristic place due to its beautiful landscapes and its historic and artistic monuments. It’s frequented for visitors during all the year: in summer by the summer visitors, in autumn by people who like to look for mushrooms in the forest and in winter, by the skiers. The village preserves the medieval structure that was surrounded by an old wall with pentagonal shape. It had (and also nowadays) five entrances to the old village; into it, we can found a Romanesque church with its cloister.
Despite the sackings that the village suffered during the Spanish civil war (1936-39), its Romanesque church preserves some works like wall paintings dated from the 14th century and several altarpieces such as a Gothic altarpiece (14th), the Major altarpiece (Baroque), l’altar dels Colls (Baroque) and the Sant Miquel i Sant Joan Baptista altarpiece (15th).
People and inhabitants of Sant Llorenç de Morunys are knowed with the popular name of “Piteus”. This name comes from an old textile industry where was weaved wool clothes, called Drap Piteu. Nowadays, in the main square, we can still see the upper part of buildings made with wood and used to dry these clothes in the past.
Even though, nowadays we cannot found drap piteu but there are different shops with local products such as cold cuts, cheese, apples, mushrooms…
More information: Town hall of Sant Llorenç de Morunys