In 1928, the architect and historian Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867-1956) restored the Romanesque Church of Santa Cecilia de Montserrat. The architect reconstructed the interior of the church and found inspiration in the Carolingian liturgy from the time of the foundation of the monastery. He added three wooden beams and hung Romanesque-style curtains to cover altars and apses when no ceremonies were taking place. The central altar was adorned by a metallic front relief, inspired by the Romanesque lintel in the Church of Sant Genís de Fontanes (Roussillon). On this relief, Josep Pich i Pon, the politician who paid for the restoration work, had a votive inscription made.
Opening ceremony for the restoration of Santa Cecilia de Montserrat, August 30th 1931, presided over by Abbot Antoni M. Marcet and the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch.