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Photos of Saint Martin Cagnigou Abbey. France

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Photos of the Abbey of Saint Martin-du-Canigou in the Pyrenees, Orientales department, France.

Perched high on a rocky pinnacle on Mt Canigou sits the remote Benedictine Abbey of Saint Martin-du-Canigou. It was built between 1005 and 1009 by Guifred II, Count of Cerdanya as a penance for the murder of his son. The count died at the monastery in 1051.

The Abbey was built in the First Romanesque style or Lombard Romanesque. The style originated in Catalonia and...
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