March 25, 2010


Both cities Girona and Ibiza have something in common and is one of the most historic character of the island. Guillem de Montgrí. Born around 1200 in Torroella de Montgrí, arrived on August the 8th 1,235 under the command of James I the Conqueror to Ibiza. Since then Ibiza and Formentera became territories belonging to the Kingdom of Aragon. Into the images on both sides of these lines we see the tomb of this character that is located inside the Cathedral of Girona.
Guillem de Montgrí died in 1273 and the sculpture is his tomb was completed on life of Guillem and created by master Bartomeu of Girona. Guillem de Montgrí was sacristan (sexton) of Girona Cathedral and Archbishop-elect of Tarragona. Guillem de Montgrí had already been involved in the reconquest of the island of Majorca with his brother Bernat

Between these lines two images of Guillem de Montgrí´s statue in the city of Ibiza near the town hall of the City in Dalt Vila, which is a replica of the tomb of the Cathedral in Girona and that the City of Girona gift to Ibiza in 1970.Of the four "cuartons", which divided the island Guillem de Montgrí took both the Ses Salines and the Balançat on the island of Ibiza and La Mola and Carnatge in Formentera. The rest was divided between Pere de Portugal and Nuno Sanç. The land of Guillem would become to the Diocese of Tarragona when he died as he wished.
The reclining statue is situated in what could be called "the balcony of the Mediterranean" in the east side of the city hall of Ibiza. Surrounded by gardens and above the cliffs. After a redesign of this area it is possible to visit again.

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