Name  Church of Montserrat 
District  Tarragona 
Place  Montferri 
Country  Spain 
Built  1930 
Designed  1926 
Type  church 
Photos by  R.Saariste 
Reference  Josep M.Jujol 133
J. M. Jujol by ir R. Saariste and ir V. Ligtelijn  
Description  The uncompleted 'sanctuary of Montserrat' lies, like a stranded ship looking out over the vineyards on the edge of a small 'mesa' just outside the village of Montferri. The first thing Jujol did at the site was to have a large well built, in which mortar and cement could be made. Stones were mostly used from the fields in the immediate surroundings. The domes were filled with light, prefabricated 10x15x30 cm blocks. The edges of the plateau were protected from crumbling by retaining walls and arcades, and were also styled as a decor for the chapel. The dome was said to be an improvement on the Camerin del Carmen and the vaults an enlarged version of Vistabella. In 1930 building was abandoned for lack of funds. The arches which had already been built have meanwhile collapsed. After the outbreak of the civil war, no more work was done on the church. Recent attempts have been made to cntinue, and in 1999 it is finised.