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"Saint-Martin d'Hix" Bourg-Madame Things to Do Tip by mikey_e

Bourg-Madame Things to Do: 5 reviews and 9 photos

  L'Église Saint-Martin d'Hix
by mikey_e

The statement that Bourg-Madame is devoid of historical interest is not at all true. The Saint-Martin d'Hix church, on the Rue de l'Église, is in fact quite old, dating from the 12th century. It played an important role in the religious and political life of the Cerdagne, being a place where the counts would occasionally meet. Unfortunately, the original Christ, dating from the 13th century and in traditional Catalan style, was removed and put in the national Catalan Museum of Art. Still, there are a number of other interesting Mediaeval paintings inside the church. The problem is, of course, that the Church is only open at specific times, posted on the doors, and is not generally open for tourist visits. Still, you can always just enjoy the Romanesque architecture of this building, which seems lost among the modern developments of the town.

Address: Rue de l'Église
Directions: Near the Carrefour and beside the Place de la Cerdagne

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  • Written Jan 4, 2009
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