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Palau-sator is a place and a municipality ( Municipi ) in the province of Girona in the autonomous region of Catalonia. The municipality also includes the villages Font Clara, Sant Feliu de Boada, Sant Julia de Boada Pantaleu.
Palau -Sator is located on a small hill of the coastal foothills of the Gavarres about 36 km ( driving distance ) east of Girona and about six kilometers (direct distance ) west of the Mediterranean coast in about 25 feet above sea level. inst
In the second half of the 19th century consisting of four villages community had at times over 700 inhabitants. The phylloxera crisis in the wine and the mechanization of agriculture led to a constant decline since the population.
The former inhabitants lived primarily as subsistence agriculture, which included the cultivation of wine and the keeping of livestock. In addition, the site served as a craft and mercantile center of several villages and hamlets in the area. Meanwhile, many of the empty houses have been converted into apartments.
The municipal area although Roman pottery sherds were found, but traces of settlement have not yet been discovered. Already in the early Middle Ages the palatii Murorum or Palatio Maurore was populated place indicated; he was also protected by a castle ( castell ). The current name of locality is first mentioned in the 14th century and means, Palau at the castle '.
On the territory of the municipality there are several listed buildings ( Ben Culturals d' interests Nacional or ... Local ):
- Built of rubble parish church of Sant Pere is a 12-13. Century.
- The ruin is the 10th/11th. Century attributed.
- Parts of the medieval village of attachment are preserved.
- Several houses in the winding streets of the listed village show rubble masonry.
- The former small Benedictine monastery Sant Pau de Font Clara is mentioned in a document from the year 908, and was therefore most probably founded in the 9th century. It belonged to a priory to the Abbey of Sainte -Marie de Lagrasse ( Roussillon ). However, the remaining buildings all date from the 11th and 12th centuries; they were 15-16. Partially expanded century and changed. The apse of the parish church now used as a former monastery church is decorated with frescos ( Majestas Domini and 12 apostles ) of the 13th century.
- The parish church of the same name was built in the 16th century.
- The same parish church of Sant Julia de Boada is an outwardly unassuming building of the 10th century Mozarabic features such as horseshoe arches.
- A round tower ( Torre CILINDRICA ) from the middle ages is preserved in ruins.