Romanesque Art in the Boí Valley, Catalonia’s world heritage.

 

Romanesque church in Sant Climent de Taüll

A two-day outing in this lush, High Pyrenean valley, where we find a wide variety of Romanesque churches, little mountain villages and gorgeous scenery, such that this valley has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.

National Park Aigüestortes i Sant MauriciThe valley pertains to the historic Pyrenean earldom of Ribagorza, where between the 11th and 13th centuries, the Lords of Erill gathered together all the treasures won from their battle campaigns against the Southern Moorish kingdoms. All this turned into a great building boom, so that nowadays, within this relatively small area, we can marvel at up to 9 churches of the Romanesque- Lombard style. Don’t miss the chance to see churches such as Sant Climent de Taül, Santa Maria de Taül, Santa Eulalia de Erill la Vall or Sant Joan de Boi.

Besides this, there’s also the option of making a small, 3 hour excursion into the lowlands of Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici, Catalonia’s only national park. Here, water takes centre-stage, whether as a river, stream, mountain torrent or waterfall.

Minimum two, whole-days return trip excursion, starting from your accommodation, with one or two nights in a hotel or country house.

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