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Gàrgola de l'Església

This gargoyle forms part of the monumental ensemble of the Sant Pere Church in Figueres. The purpose of the gargoyles was to “spit out” the rainwater running off the roof of the building. With this purpose in mind, a figure was shaped, usually of demons, witches or fantasy animals to form this water channel. A representation with a highly symbolic meaning, given that they were the creatures of evil who were beyond the walls of the church, outside the house of the Lord, and who suffered the wrath of God with this kind of punishment. For the population the existing evil was exemplified in this way, using representations of these images and sculptures. The Sant Pere gargoyle appears to be Gothic in style and could be dated to between the 14th and 15th centuries.