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The monastery of Santa Maria is in the small Catalan locality of L'Estany, within the region of the Bages. Artistic Historical Monument in 1931 The rest that still are of the old monastery are made up of claustro, the church and the abbey that ordered to construct between 1316 and 1329 abbot Berenguer de Riudeperes. The church of Romanesque Santa Maria, style of unique ship and with three apses, was constructed in century XII. It underwent serious flaws during the happened earthquake the night of the 24 of May of 1448. The earthquake destroyed the bell tower that raised on cimborrio as well as a part of the temple. The church was reconstructed by means of gothic arcs that were left later places setting during a new taken reconstruction I finish in century XVII. In its interior is an image of the Virgin nursing the boy in a stature of century XIV. was declared

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