Sant Pere Desplà Church


The viscounty of Cabrera was a territory, from a religious point of view, formed by a diversity of parishes with their own churches and sanctuaries offering religious services to society. There were also a number of monasteries from various religious orders.

The earliest documented evidence of the Church of Sant Pere Desplà is the certificate of consecration of the Parish Church of Sant Quirze d’Arbúcies, dating from 923. Restoration work in 1983 uncovered pre-Romanesque paintings and it was confirmed that the church was built in two phases. The first phase possibly dates from the 9th or 10th century. The second phase comprised a major remodelling at the end of the 12th century or at the turn of the 13th century, giving the church the appearance it has today. It began to fall into decay from the 15th centrury