La Vall de Boí has a series of Romanesque churches declared as World Heritage, which can be discovered on short walks or long excursions.
La Vall de Boí is a high mountain district, home to the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, the Caldes de Boí spa and the Boí Taüll Resort ski slopes. But one thing that really stands out is its exceptional Romanesque heritage -named a World Heritage destination by Unesco-, due to the fact that in a small space there are various churches with the same architectural style that have undergone very little modifications since their original construction.
The site includes the churches of l'Assumpció de Cóll, Santa Maria de Cardet, Sant Feliu de Barruera, the Sant Quirc de Durro hermitage, the Nativitat de Durro, Santa Eulàlia d'Erill la Vall, Sant Joan de Boí, Sant Climent and Santa Maria de Taüll, the last three with notable conserved examples of mural paintings in the the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC).
They are buildings dating back to the 11th and 12th century in the Lombard Romanesque style from northern Italy, characterised by their functionality, painstaking stonework and the slender bell towers. The Romànic de la Vall de Boí Centre in Erill de la Vall, has an interpretation of this group of Romanesque churches.
All the places of worship are located around villages with barely 200 inhabitants. A visit not to be missed.
Video mapping in the church of Sant Climent de Taüll
The paintings from Sant Climent de Taüll, conserved in the MNAC, are displayed in the temple by means of a video mapping which recreates the original frescos. A virtual exhibition of the pictoral collection as it was in 1123, which explains the techniques and symbolism of this Catalan Romanesque masterpiece.