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Pyrenean Romanesque Church

by Nilxis Posted 29th Jan 2018 at 10:48 PM - Updated 22nd Sep 2018 at 3:53 PM by Nilxis
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Pyrenean Romanesque Church

So I was looking through pictures of my world Emporda and I noticed that I wasn't really able to reproduce the romanesque architecture of some of the buildings I recreated. So I challenged myself to try to build in a romanesque style again, to see if I could get something better this time, and this little stone church is the result.

Are you into history and architecture? Then take your sims on a journey back to the the Medieval era with this romanesque pyrenean church!

The main inspiration for this building comes from the churches in the Vall de Boi area (a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Catalan Pyrenees), especially from the Sant Climent de Taüll church. These churches date back to the eleventh century, and were built in a Lombard-based romanesque style, with a Pyrenean mountain twist. Some notable elements from this style include: tall elegant bell towers, round arches, small windows, wooden beams, multi-arched portals and lombard blind arcades.

Some of these Pyrenean churches are also famous for their frescoes, so my Sims 3 version includes parts of the Sant Climent de Taüll's frescoes (considered one of the masterpices of European Romanesque) in the central apse.

The church has three naves separated by round arches, three apses, two small storage rooms, a side porch and a bell tower with spiral stairs up to the 3rd floor.
Click here to see a picture of each floor:

Basic information
Lot size: 30x20
Flatness: the lot is almost flat, but not completely. However, you shouldn't have problems placing it.
Lot price: 63,595
Lot type: Community, visitors allowed.

Required but not included Custom Content
- Romanesque Connecting Column Arches Set - 1 story (End part only) by TheJim07:
- Romanesque Connecting Column Arches Set (End part only) by TheJim07:
- Archer Window by Cyclonesue:
- Wall Elements StoneArch 1x1 by Mutske:
- Nilxis_Tapestry_Church by me (a cloned version of the Supernatural wall tapestry with images from Sant Climent de Taüll's frescoes):

I've checked the file with Custard and it's clean. Some objects are originally .sims3pack, but I converted them to .package to build this lot (if you install them as .sims3pack they will still show up).

Required EPs and Game Version
World Adventures, Ambitions, Pets, Supernatural, and Island Paradise.
This lot has been built with game version

I've used cfe quite extensively throughout the lot, so I recommend not to modify the structure unless you know what you are doing.

I've also used Misukisu's Decorator's Best Friend ( to move and tilt some of the objects (the big arches and the frescoes for example). I don't recommend to try to move these objects because they are in odd positions and it would be very difficult to get them back in their original place. I've found no routing errors so far after using this mod (which is not required), and no matter where you place the lot the objects will stay as I placed them.

The world you can see in the pictures is Saaqartoq:
The boxwood bushes in the pictures have a reddish color because Saaqartoq includes a recolor of the object, but they will look green in any other world.

I hope you enjoy it!

Lot Size: 30x20
Lot Price (furnished): 63595
Lot Price (unfurnished): 63595

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Pets Supernatural Island Paradise

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Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #church, #romanesque, #medieval, #stone, #religious, #mountain, #nilxis, #pyrenees, #catalonia, #andorra, #spain