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CHURCH OF THE OLD SAINT JEAN

PERPIGNAN
Religious site

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Saint-Jean-le-Vieux is the early church of the city. On May 16, 1025, Gaufred II Count of Roussillon and Béranger Bishop of Elne celebrate the consecration of the new church dedicated to Saint-Jean-Baptiste.
In 1102, Gislabert II instituted canonical life there and in 1116, Arnau-Gaufred had a hospital for the poor (Saint-Jean) erected to the west of the wall surrounding the church.
In the first half of the 13th century, the building underwent many works: the beautiful sculpted portal of a Christ in Majesty dates from this period.
The church cannot be visited. You can admire its portal from the square adjoining the cathedral.

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