The Convent of Sant Bartomeu | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.
The Convent of Sant Bartomeu Guardià de la tomba del baró
El convent de Sant Bartomeu de Bellpuig ofereix un gran exemple de la transició del gòtic tardà al renaixement . Al mateix temps, ofereix una visió de com l'individu buscava la transcendència del seu poder i honor més enllà de la mort.

Ramon Folc de Cardona-Anglesola, baró de Bellpuig i virrei a Nàpols i Sicília, volia un escenari solemne per al seu mausoleu . Per això, el 1507, va patrocinar la construcció d’un convent franciscà a la part superior de l’antiga capella de Sant Bartomeu. D’aquí que, en la decoració, hi ha un notable contrast entre l’austeritat franciscana i la noble esplendor que aporta el mecenatge de la família.

L’edifici, de forma rectangular, s’organitza al voltant de dos claustres. Al més petit dels dos hi ha un element amb un gran valor artístic: la galeria del primer pis, formada per deu columnes en espiral. Cal destacar l'escala de cargol del campanar, l'escala principal, la sala capitular i el mirador del Duc (mirada del duc).

Tot i així, l’element més monumental va ser el mausoleu del baró de Bellpuig , inicialment allotjat dins de l’Església però que ara es pot veure a l’església parroquial. Va ser creat el 1524 a partir de marbre de carrara per l'escultor napolità Giovanni Merliano da Nola. Té l'estructura d'un arc triomfal i va acompanyat de motius al·legòrics en referència a la personalitat del difunt. Per la seva qualitat, és una de les millors obres renaixentistes de Catalunya. 

Plan your visit

What can I do?
A visit to the parish church to see the mausoleum of Ramon Folc de Cardona-Anglesola is also recommended.
Services
Accessibility
Timetables
From 1st September to 30th June
From Thursday to Saturday, from 10 am to 1.30 pm, and from 3 pm to 5.30 pm
Sundays and public holidays, from 10 am to 3 pm
EASTER OPENING HOURS - Friday, Saturday and Sunday: from 10 am to 1.30 pm, and from 3 pm to 5.30 pm. Monday: from 10 am to 3 pm.
Summer opening hours (July and August): Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 1.30 pm, and from 3 pm to 6.30 pm
Closed Mondays except public holidays, 25th and 26th December and 1st and 6th January.
Prices
General ticket: €4

Reduced ticket: €2
People aged 65 or more, pensioners, the holders of the Youth Card, students with International Student Card, those possessing the large family or parent, no tourist groups of 10 or more people by appointment. If this is a group where some members are entitled to free entry can continue to enjoy this reduction

Free:
Persons under 16 years, the unemployed, the members of ICOM (International Council of Museums) and ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments), duly accredited, the members of the Association of Museum of Catalonia duly accredited, those professional tour guides, duly accredited, people of formal education teachers accredited by the management of the school in carrying out their work, the press duly accredited professionals, in the exercise of their work, have communicated in writing their visit, people with disability certificate, the host families duly accredited, groups of students (students in the educational system of the general system, from kindergarten to high school, vocational training and through special education teacher) who have reservation (except mNACTEC)

Contact
Convent de Sant Bartomeu
Carretera de Belianes, s / n
25250 Bellpuig (Urgell)
Tel. (+34) 973320292
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