Sant Andreu Church in Salardú

 Tourist information about the Saint Andrew church in Salardu, romanic monument in Pyrenees, Romanesque aranese architecture
Salardú. Church of Sant Andreu. Author: Cristian Atudoroae (Catalonia Photos)
Majestic parish church located in the village of Salardú, capital of the Naut Aran municipality. The building has been built in several phases, in Romanesque to Gothic transitional style (12th and 13th centuries).
The church has a rectangular basilical plan with three naves. Both the gothic central nave and the two Romanesque lateral naves are covered with barrel vault. The head is formed by three simple semicircular apses. A single eye bell-gable is located over the high altar and a very slender bellfry is attached to the southwest corner of the church.
Highlights
The Christ of Salardú, a famous carving in wood dating from the 13th century that presides over the high altar, one of the most representative works of the Aranese Romanesque.
The octagonal bell tower (15th century), more than 25 meters height. The loopholes and buttresses present in the lower part give a fortified appearance.
The Romanesque portal, formed by five half-point archivolts adorned with vegetal motifs resting on columns.
The exceptional Renaissance mural paintings (17th century), one of the most extensive and best preserved in the Aran Valley. The paintings show biblical figures and scenes.
Contact
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Contact
Address: 18 Sant Andreu Street - Salardú (Lleida) 25598
Tel.: +34 973 641 815
E-mail: info.museu@aran.org
Timetable
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Timetable
In summer (June 15 - September 15)
Guided visits from Monday to Saturday: 11am, 12am, 1pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.
Rest of the year
Everyday: 10am to 8pm
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Prices
Free visit
How to get here
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How to get here
By bus. The internal buses of the Aran Valley connect Salardú with the other villages of the valley.
By car. N-28 Road (La Guingueta d'Àneu - Baqueira - Salardú - Vielha)
Location
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Location
GPS: 42°42'27.1"N 0°54'06.9"E / 42.707522, 0.901913
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