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Catalonia rediscovers part of its medieval artistic heritage

The town of Veciana hosts some of the finest examples of Romanesque work

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12 June 2010 07:45 AM

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Albert Traver
Veciana, a small town in central Catalonia, has recovered its Romanesque artistic heritage. Paintings at the Sant Pere church were discovered in the Nineties and restoration work has lasted eight years. The works on show belong to two different time periods, the first group, from the eleventh century, make up the oldest in the Anoia region. The second group dates back to the sixteenth century and depicts Saint Peter.
Catalan Romanesque is one of the most important artistic traditions in Europe and features world-famous reference works such as the Romanesque churches of the Vall de Boí or the monasteries of Santes Creus or Santa Maria de Poblet. In addition, the Romanesque Art collection at the National Art Museum of Catalonia is the most important in the world.

Jordi Servitje, mayor of Veciana, said that restoration work has been difficult because the town does not have the economic resources to carry out such an ambitious restoration project. Finally it has been paid by three Catalan public institutions and the Bishopric of Vic. Servitje assured that after restoring these paintings the town hall wants to restore the whole Sant Pere el Vim church. The search is on to find economic resources to complete the project.

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  • Romanesque paintings in Sant Pere el Vim church in Veciana

  • Sant Pere el Vim church in Veciana

  • Romanesque paintings in Sant Pere el Vim church in Veciana

  • Romanesque paintings in Sant Pere el Vim church in Veciana
  • Sant Pere el Vim church in Veciana
  • Romanesque paintings in Sant Pere el Vim church in Veciana
Jordi Servitje explains how the paintings were discovered
Jordi Servitje, the mayor of Veciana, says restoration work has taken eight years