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 Joan de Boí Church

Contact information:



Sant Joan de Boí 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 and 12th centuries

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

    Church with a basilica style plan, with three naves separated by columns. Headed by three apses. The central apse has been modified and the lateral ones are semi-cylindrical. A square bell tower adjoins the southern façade: its upper tier has been subject to modifications at a later date. The original murals were removed between 1919 and 1923; copies have recently been made of the murals on both the interior and exterior walls. Among the murals, those depicting the Bestiary repertoire, the stoning of Saint Stephen and a scene with musicians and jugglers are of particular interest.

    Sant Joan de Boí was declared an Item of Cultural Interest in 1991. This church forms part of the Catalan Romanesque ensemble of the Vall de Boí (l'Alta Ribagorça- Spain) and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 30th November, 2000.