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Sant Climent de Taüll Church

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Church of Sant Climent. Photo credit: Marc Pascual
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 Pyrenees of Lleida. 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 basilical 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
Església de Sant Climent
Taüll (Lleida) 25528
informacio@cardonaturisme.cat
Tel.: +34 973 696 715
Opening Times
September - June
Every day, holidays included: 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 7pm
Easter, July and August
Every day of the week, holidays included: 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Closed: January 1 and December 25
Prices
General admission: 5 €
Free admission: children up to 10 years old, official tourist guides, people with a disability card.