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Catalan Romanesque churches of the Boí Valley

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The hermitage of Sant Quirc de Durro. Photo credit: José Antonio Gil Martínez.
The deep Boí Valley is located in the Pyrenean region of Alta Ribargorça, within the province of Lleida. Flanked by steep mountains, this valley attracts attention for the beauty of the landscape and for the great concentration of churches of the same architectural style, well preserved and in perfect harmony with the surroundings. All the villages of this valley have at least one Romanesque church built in the 11th and 12th centuries. The churches follow the model brought from northern Italy, the Lombard Romanesque, characterized by its elaborate work in stone, by the austere decoration and by the slender bell towers. Most of the interior murals are preserved in the National Art Museum of Catalonia.

In 2000 UNESCO declared World Heritage to the Romanesque ensemble of Boí Valley, formed by the churches of Sant Climent and Santa Maria de Taüll, Sant Feliu de Barruera, Santa Eulàlia de Erill la Vall, the Assumpció de Cóll, Sant Joan de Boí, the Nativitat de Durro, Santa Maria de Cardet, and the hermitage of Sant Quirc de Durro.

Centre del Romànic de la Vall de Boí

The Boí Valley Romanesque Center, located in the village of Erill, next to the Santa Eulalia Church, offers practical information, ticket sales and guided visits to all buildings included in the Unesco catalog. .

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Sant Climent de Taül
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Sant Climent de Taül