Saint-John The Old

 

The first parish in Perpignan

St John church dating from the 10 th century, was enlarged several times until the 13th century when it became a large church with three naves.From the first building only subsists the base of the steeple with its decor of roman arches.The decoration of the gate, surmounted by a Christ Enthroned,attibuted to the sculptor Ramon Bianya, expresses the outcome of the roman sculpture in Roussillon. In the 18th century, the old church was subjected to important reductions, but its transformation into an electric power station in 1905 deeply damaged it.

 

 

 

 

 

Type de patrimoine : 
Patrimoine religieux
Période : 
Moyen âge
Quartier : 
Saint-Jean
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