Route through Santa María de Sauva Negra in Balenyà
Santa Maria Savall, are today forgotten and damaged ruins, in the 9th century but, it was a church and at the same time it housed a small convent of dadas, people who without making profession, gave their person and their goods to the Community.
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It is located at the southern end of the municipality of Balenyà, at the head of the Castellcir stream and facing the Sauva Negra massif. We will add that it can be accessed from the place where the head of the reservoir is located
When its history tells that the buildings housed for a short period of time a community of donated ones, which is documented since 898 and, since 1121, we find it referenced with the name of Santa María de Sauva Negra.
Between 1218 and 1236 it was expanded with an atrium or second nave by the lords of the landlord and a small community of dadas was erected, under the obedience of a rector or priest, it will take a short time
It depended on the parish of Santa Coloma Sasserra and had its own rectors until the 18th century and a cult until the 19th century.
You can get to Centelles, where you can enjoy a walk through the center and take the opportunity to refuel with a good meal.
In the afternoon, you can approve session in the Shrine of Help.
Authorship of the text: Antonio Mora Vergés