Sant Climent de Taüll Church

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Church of Sant Climent. Photography: el mercenari.
Considered as an indisputable jewel of Catalan Romanesque art, the church of Sant Climent is located at the entrance of the Pyrenean village of Taüll, in the Boí Valley. The present church has been erected by the local lords of Erill in two phases, in the 11th and 12th centuries, and consecrated in the year 1125. It is the largest of the nine Romanesque churches of the Boí Valley, declared World Heritage by Unesco.
The church of Sant Climent de Taüll is a construction with basilica plan, three naves, three apses covered with semi-domes and a svelte bellfry. The three naves are separated by columns and have no windows. The perfection of the plan and the modernity of the Lombard decoration contrasts with something primitive central wooden roof covered by slate.
Highlights
The splendid and imposing bell tower, attached to the south wall but with access from the outside. It is a six storeys high Lombard tower with geminate windows.
The mural paintings. The valuable original frescoes are stored in the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, in Barcelona. The image of Christ in Majesty, known as Pantocrator de Taüll, an emblematic image of Catalan Romanesque painting, occupied a large part of the central apse. In the church you can see fragments of painting recovered recently. Currently an innovative method has been implemented that allows the video mapping projection of the original paintings image inside the central nave.
Contact
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Contact
Address: Església de Sant Climent - Taüll (Lleida) 25528
Tel.: +34 973 696 715
Fax: +34 973 696 714
E-mail: centreromanic@vallboi.com
Timetable
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Timetable
Visitation schedule: 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm (4pm to 8pm in summer).
Closed: Mondays on November, January 1 and December 25.
Video mapping projections: 10.30am, 11.15am, 11.45, 12.15am, 1.15pm, 4.15pm, 5.15pm, 6.15pm (plus 7.15pm in summer).
Prices
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Prices
General admission: 5 €
Admission for groups of 15 people or more: 3 € / person
School groups: 2 € / person
Children up to 10 years old accompanied by an adult relative: free admission
How to get here
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How to get here
By bus. The ALSA bus company offers daily services from Barcelona and Lleida to El Pont de Suert. From here there are local buses in the weekdays to Taüll.
By car. From Lleida (144 km). Road N-230 to El Pont de Suert. Continue by the L-500 road to Erill la Vall and by the local road L-501 until the public parking located near the church, at the entrance to the village.
Location
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Location
GPS: 42°31'02.9"N 0°50'54.9"E / 42.517464, 0.848587
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