Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SPAIN ~Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí - UNESCO ~

...Many beautiful churches...all located  in a rural setting and  picturesque mountain scenery...with matching UNESCO stamp...Thanks a lot Josep & Assumpta for this nice unexpected surprise in my mailbox! ♥ (

The narrow Vall de Boí is situated in the high Pyrénées, in the Alta Ribagorça region and is surrounded by steep mountains. Each village in the valley contains a Romanesque church, and is surrounded by a pattern of enclosed fields. There are extensive seasonally-used grazing lands on the higher slopes.

The Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí are  dating back to the 11th an 12thC and are considered to be the purest examples of Catalan Lombard Romanesque art. Characteristic features of the churches are their finely worked stone and beautiful bell towers.  There are nine Early Romanesque churches, making it the site of the densest concentration of Romanesque architecture in Europe.


The 500th Anniversary of Juan Ponce de León's Arrival at the Florida Coast.
(Issued 03-01-2014)

UNESCO World Heritage
(Issued 30-11-2001)

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