Montsant – Hotel Restaurante

Chapel of St. Joseph

The chapel of St. Joseph, a neoclassical building dating from the 18th/19th century, is constructed over the remains of a mediaeval hermitage dedicated to St. Barbara. The base of the bell tower includes a rib vault from the original gothic temple. The chapel contains various marble and ceramic tombstones. Other outstanding features include an annex with an arched Renaissance ceiling and a staircase, richly decorated with ceramic fragments from the Rococo era, leading up from the sacristy to one of the galleries.

The entrance to the crypt dedicated to the stonemason’s guild, and bearing its coat of arms, is in front of the chancel. The chapel’s patrons also included carpenters, as demonstrated by the fine craftsmanship of the Rococo-style doors of the sacristy.A renaissance stone cross graces the outside of the building.