Discover Romanesque: The environmental context

‘Inhabited centre’-type

A few sacred buildings were included in an inhabited centre since their origins. In this case, the church communicated with something existing, being inserted in an already formed territory.  
On the contrary, another type is represented by churches originally built in isolated sites and then become the starting point for the creation of a new settlement. Ever since the construction of a building, for instance, the very construction plan could exploit some labour that, settling in proximity of the complex, could create new local resources, also triggering the incoming of people looking for better living conditions. 

The time of Romanesque

 

THE CHURCHES ROMANESQUE RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT