The church of Saint Julien and Sainte Baselisse

Classified as an historical monument on the 27th of January 1987.

A church is first mentioned in Vinça in1043.Thanks to a legacy given in 1686 by a rich merchant from Perpignan, Don Carlos Perpinyà i Solera who was originally from Vinça, a more substantial church was built between 1734 and 1769. The walls are constructed of boulders and stones and the wide neo classic entrance is made of local pink marble, topped by full-length statues of the two saints who gave their names to the church. The doors are richly decorated with ornamental fittings in a spiral motif. The bolt is covered in snake-like scales and the head ends in the shape of a mythical animal. These remarkably rust-resistant attachments are made of iron from the mountains of Canigó and are part of what remains of an earlier church on the site. Inside, the church boasts several outstanding examples of Baroque altarpieces, of which the altarpiece in the right hand chapel is a masterpiece, made in 1697 by the sculptor Jean-Jacques Melair, it is unique in north Catalonia for its depiction of the Transfiguration. Other pre-Baroque, neo-Gothic and neo-classical altarpieces adorn the side chapels. An exceptional  finely decorated pulpit of the late sixteenth century together with seventeenth and eighteenth century paintings complete this remarkable collection.

The semi circular Republican pediment above the entrance was added in 1905 and was restored in 2012.