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:


Santa Maria de Cardet Church

Contact information:



Santa Maria de Cardet 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: On the outskirts of the village of Cardet - (Cardet)
    Church with a single nave, chevet and semi-cylindrical apse with sculptural ornamentation in the form of arches, "saw tooth" motifs and pilaster strips. Bell tower with belfry. It is interesting to observe how the building has been adapted to the pronounced mountain slope on which it was built. The slope has been used to advantage in the location of the crypt. The Medieval wrought iron bolt is of particular interest.
    The church was declared an Item of Cultural Interest in 1991. Santa Maria de Cardet forms part of the Catalan Romanesque ensemble of the Vall de Boí (Alta Ribagorça - Spain), which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 30th November, 2000.