l’abandonament gairebé els havia sentenciat

English translation: Because they were abandoned/neglected, these had almost been lost.

17:58 Nov 10, 2011
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Catalan term or phrase: l’abandonament gairebé els havia sentenciat
I have no idea really what they mean here. I gave it a wild shot in the dark below. This is a flowery text explaining the fascinating (?) history of a small town, sort of promotional, sort of informational, sort of boasting, heavy on the verbosity and "cleverness".

Any ideas?
TIA :)

La vila ha posat en valor el seu nucli històric, com un baluard infranquejable del seu passat i patrimoni cultural, l’entorn natural, d’una bellesa excepcional, i importants edificacions històriques que, com el convent franciscà de Sta. Barbara, l’abandonament gairebé els havia sentenciat.

Rough draft.
The town has placed special emphasis on its historic centre – an unparalleled monument to its past and cultural heritage – its exceptionally beautiful natural surroundings, and important historical buildings such as the Franciscan Convent of Saint Barbara, all of which seemingly were in use just a day before.
S Ben Price
Spain
Local time: 03:19
English translation:Because they were abandoned/neglected, these had almost been lost.
Explanation:
I think the idea here is that they were almost lost through being abandoned/neglected but the town has restored and thus saved them.
HTH
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Because they were abandoned/neglected, these had almost been lost.


Explanation:
I think the idea here is that they were almost lost through being abandoned/neglected but the town has restored and thus saved them.
HTH

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Local time: 03:19
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