In the Plaza de la Constitución de Sóller, there is an imposing rise of a gray-limestone building in which you can still see the different remodeling that has been going through the years: the parish church of Sant Bartomeu de Sóller.
Built before 1236, the primitive temple was of a Romanesque-Gothic style and was far from the current one: it was smaller and had the main entrance in what is now known as Portal de Dalt (side entrance of the temple). In 1688, the original church was partially collapsed and a new baroque church began to be built, which was not completed until 1733. During this reform, the baroque structure of the temple was built and its orientation changed.
The third and last reform was carried out between the years 1904 and 1947. After a long pause that lasted from 1913 to 1946, the current facade projected by the disciple of Gaudí, Joan Rubió Bellver, was terminated.
Thanks to its atrium crowned by a large pointed arch with two ogival arches and a rose window, and on top of it, a staggered auction with nine openings, the parish church of Sant Bartomeu de Sóller has become one of the postcards of our valley and a sample of how modernist Art Nouveau mixed with Gothic historicism.
If we leave the Plaza de la Constitución and we go to the interior of the church, consecrated to the apostle San Bartolomé and our Lady of Bonany, we will discover a gothic style temple and rectangular ground plan with 7 chapels on each side and a baroque heart behind the door main
Also inside the temple, we find two works by the modernist sculptor Josep Llimona: an image of Sant Marçal and another of the Heart of Jesus.
To the left of the parish church of Sant Bartomeu de Sóller we find the Bank of Sóller - also designed by Joan Rubió and Bellver - in perfect harmony with the modernist facade of the temple and that helps to give Gaudinian air to the center of Sóller.
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