Canònica de Sant Vicenç


The 11th-century Romanesque church within Cardona's castle complex has an elegant stone-walled interior and a collection of fine 12th- and 13th-century frescoes adorning its porticoed entrance. Its vaulted crypt, dedicated to St James, is a stopping point for pilgrims plying the Camino de Santiago (Camí de Sant Jaume in Catalonia) route to Santiago de Compostela (Galicia). Tour times vary; check with the information booth inside the castle complex.

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