Sant Pere Martir church

Les Escaldes, Escaldes-Engordany, Андорра

Sant Pere Martir church (Escaldes-EngordanyAndorra)

Sant Pere Martir Church was built in accordance to the project of the architect Josep Danes in honor of wool dressers—as a sign of gratitude for their work that favored intensive development of the textile industry at Escaldes parroquia. The church was built in 1956 in the style of Neo-Romanticism. They say that the altar piece of the church emerged thanks to the joint efforts of the wool dressers and weavers.

The front face presents the reprints of the Beatitudes (the commandments, given by Jesus Christ during the Sermon on the Mount), made by the sculptor Sergi Mas. The stairs are decorated by his ceramic works. Here one may find the sculpture of Our Lady, created by one more famous Andorran architect Josep Viladomat.

In the nearby park, the visitors can find the sculpture of an embroiderer, created by the same architect. It is possible to have a closer acquaintance with their works in the Center of Arts of Escaldes-Engordany, located close to the church. On June 4, 1981 the bishop Joan Marti Alanis blessed three church bells that were named Maria, Anna and Jacoba.

Address: Sant Pere Martir Church, Av. Carlemany, s/n AD700 Escaldes-Engordany

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