The Charterhouse of Montalegre: 1415-2015. The Carthusian Province of Catalonia
Barcelona 29, 30, 31 October and 1 November 2015
The Charterhouse of Santa Maria de Montalegre, located in Tiana, nearby Barcelona, celebrates this year the sixth century of its foundation. During this time it has transmitted an important cultural legacy of great patrimonial value that, to a great extent, it is not much studied or it is practically unknown to us.
For this reason, the XXXIV International Congress about the Charterhouse wants to celebrate the ephemeris of the Charterhouse of Montalegre by putting at the specialists and at the society’s disposal the results of the latest studies and scientific investigations about its history, charisma, architecture, plastic arts, literature, music, etc. with the aim to improve its knowledge and the value of this great monument and its monks’ intellectual and spiritual work.
The scientific sessions will be complemented by lectures about the Carthusian Order and the Carthusian Province of Catalonia (1393-1835), especially those dedicated to the Charterhouses of SantJaume de Vallparadís (Terrassa) and Sant Pol de Mar. The union of these two communities in 1415 led to the foundation of the Charterhouse of Montalegre.
The program ends with an explained visit of the Charterhouses of Montalegre and Escaladei.