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:


Church of la Nativitat de Durro

Contact information:



Church of la Nativitat de Durro

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: 12th century
    Location: At the entrance to the village of Durro - (Durro)
    Church with a single nave, which no longer conserves its original chevet with three apses, covered by a barrel vault. The square bell tower is adjoined to the north wall and to the chevet with Lombard ornamentation in the form of arches and "saw tooth" motifs. Chequered pattern frieze and arches on the upper part of the north and south walls.

    Arcade protecting the façade.Sculptural ornamentation on the façade with columns and capitals, archivolt with Romanesque chequered design ornamentation and monogram of Christ. Medieval wrought iron bolt. Baroque altarpieces dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
    In 1983, it was restored and the roof was raised. In 1994, the bell tower was restored. In 2000, restoration work began on the church and its furnishings. This work was finished in 2002. The church of La Nativitat de la Mare de Déu de Durro (Alta Ribagorça - Spain) was declared an Item of Cultural Interest in 1991. It forms part of the Catalan Romanesque ensemble of the Vall de Boí, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 30th November, 2000.