Sant Joan, Foixà
The church of Sant Joan de Foixà (Catalan for Saint John) was restored in 1058 by the countess Ermesinde of Barcelona to Berengar, bishop of Girona. This is the first document in which the church is mentioned by the name of Sancti Johannis Fusxano.
The current church dates mostly from the 16th century, however some vestiges of the church that existed in the mid 12th century still remain.
Curiously, a car garage at the north end, constructed in 1958 for the priest, has recently been demolished.
The entrance features a pointed frontispiece with four sloping archivolts supported by fluted columns with original capitals, a lintel and a pediment. The capital on the left features a floral pattern while the right, two devouring monsters, a type of winged lion that swallow a person whole. The lintel at the center features a small rhomboid emblem in bas-relief depicting tools of the trade of the master of the house.
The interior boasts adorned archways depicting fantastic animals, the comic and caricaturesque faces of people and floral ornaments, a remarkably popular decoration. At the center of the façade is a simple rose window. The flooring is tiled throughout.