Espinavell - Church of la Mare de Déu de les Neus

A town, nestled in the foot of Coll Profund, natural way to La Presta, and situated at an altitude of 1,350 metres, grew around the Church of Mare de Déu de les Neus, and four streets orientated at the four cardinal points with respect to this building are clearly identified.

The Church of la Mare de Déu de les Neus is one of the oldest churches dedicated to the Mare de Déu de les Neus of Catalonia. It was built in the late 17th century in a very rustic and popular style, although the interior was decorated with false brick vaults, fully finished and perhaps decorated. Of this nothing remains due to a recent restoration done by the architect Joan Maria de Ribot. This also occurs in the two side chapels, now no longer, which were converted into two spaces inside the church. A church with a Latin cross layout, with side chapels and semi-circular apse in the central part of the nave. There is an arch on which the pitched gabled roof rests, formed by wooden beams and roof tiles.
It has a square bell-tower attached with large openings for the bells and a gabled roof. There are remains of a clock sphere, whose machinery has disappeared. The facade is finished and over the right hand part there is a noon mark.

A large plain, called Les Planes, stretches out over the town where the popular Tria de Mulats d’Espinavell takes place on 13th October.


  • Espinavell, 17868 Molló, Girona
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