The touring exhibition, Ripoll Portal. Bidding for World Heritage Status, comes to Barcelona after visiting Madrid, Girona and Perpignan, and will be open to the public in the gardens of the Palau Robert until April 10th. The exhibition, an initiative by the Ripoll Town Council, aims to promote the bid to make the Romanesque Ripoll portal a World Heritage Site. The imposing arch forms part of the entrance to the Church of Santa Maria de Ripoll and dates from the 12th century. Its carvings depict scenes from the bible, plants and geometric patterns, and the complexity of these engravings suggest that it was devised by Ripoll’s community of Benedictine monks. In April 2015, the portal was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List, where it will have to remain for a year before applying to be included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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