Romanesque monuments of the Boí Valley



On November 30, 2000, UNESCO declared the Romanesque churches of the Boí Valley (l'Alta Ribagorça) a World Heritage Site, made up of nine monumental churches of the Pyrenees of Lleida.

The Centre d'interpretació del Romànic (Centre for Interpreting the Romanesque Art) is the entity responsible for managing the group of Romanesque buildings in the Vall de Boí (Alta Ribagorça - Spain); eight churches and a hermitage, that have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main functions of the centre are to open the churches to the public, provide a guided tour service, promote the group of monuments and attend to people visiting the site.  

For those who are interested in discovering all of the secrets of the Romanesque monuments of the Vall de Boí, the Centre d'Interpretació can also arrange guided tours. Its guides are specialists at interpreting heritage buildings and will help visitors to enjoy the best possible visit to this truly unique set of Romanesque style buildings. Guided tours are available in four languages: Catalan, Spanish, English and French.

For information and bookings:


Sant Climent de Taüll Church

Contact information:



Sant Climent de Taüll Church

Centre d''Interpretació del Romànic - C/ del Batalló, 5
25528, Erill la Vall
973 696 715




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  •   Patrimoni Mundial          
    Date of construction: 11th - 12th centuries 

    Location: At the entrance to the village of Taüll. - (Taüll)

    Church with a basilica style layout, with three naves separated by columns. Chevet with three semi-cylindrical apses. Adjoining square, six-tier, bell tower. External sculptural ornamentation on the apses and bell tower with "saw tooth" frieze, blind arcades and pilaster strips. 

    The murals on the chevet merit particular attention, especially those showing the sitting figure of Christ, the Evangelists and the Apostles. The originals are conserved at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), in Barcelona, while in situ it is still possible to see restored and reproduced fragments of other original pieces. The church was consecrated on 10th December 1123.

    The church of Sant Climent was declared a Historic Monument of Artistic Interest in 1931. In 1991 it was declared an Item of Cultural Interest in 1991. On November 30th 2000, UNESCO declared the Catalan Romanesque ensemble of the Vall de Boí (Alta Ribagorça - Spain) a World Heritage Site.