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history of the see and the puigcardener

from the origins to the gothic

The headland of the Puigcardener, raised beside the Cardener River, is where the city of Manresa was given birth out of a first Iberian peopling nucleus. Followed by a Roman fortress, this place was going to be the base of the historical development of the city, which started its consolidation during the medieval period.

It is at the end of the 9tth century when we find the first reference of a worship building at the Puigcardener that later on, at the 12th century, it was going to turn into a Romanesque church, of which we know its perimeter, the base of the Gothic temple. There are still some traces remaining from that Romanesque building; the doorway tympanum, a window and, above all, the cloister.