The Lord sanctuary, belonging to the municipality of Sant Llorenç de Morunys, is places at the top of La Mola de Lord (1.150 m). Although the current sanctuary is dated from the 19th century, it is known since the 10th century.
Its structure is made up by one nave covered with barrel vault, tranverse arches and side chapels.
Due to the relief of La Mola de Lord, being an unassailable point in the past, this sanctuary used to be useful for the Carlist trops as a hospital and barracks. In consequence, this point became the epicenter of a battle between liberal and Carlist troops. As a result, the sanctuary was totally destroyed by liberals.
To commemorate this armed conflict, a Carlist cannon is shown in the summit of Mola de Lord.
The sanctuary is opened to the public in certain houres.
Related hiking routes:
5. Route from Sant Serni del Grau to Lord Sanctuary
6. Lord Sanctuary, Vall-llonga hill and the cingles Malagana
How to get there?
From the village of Sant Llorenç de Morunys we should take the road LV-4241 towards Port del Comte and Coll de Jou. At the end of the village there’s a closed curve with a deviation. Follow the indications direction to Sant Serni del Grau / Santuari de Lord. Take this detour and continue about 3 km until the way finishes. At this point, park the car and start to walk ascending to La Mola de Lord hill following the steps.
*Until this point you can’t arrive by car. You must walk 30 minutes up stairs.
**The road from the road LV-4241 to the sanctuary’s parking is enough narrow, it is not recommended if you go by motorhome or van.