Boí Taüll Chapels
Vall de Boí’s Romanesque ensemble is made up of the churches of Sant Climent and Santa Maria in Taüll, Sant Joan in Boí, Santa Eulàlia and Erill la Vall, Sant Feliu in Barruera, La Nativitat and Sant Quir Hermitage in Durro, Santa Maria in Cardet, and L’Assumpción in Cóll. One of the main characteristics of this ensemble is the common architectural style.
The churches were all built during the 11th and 12th centuries and followed a design imported from northern Italy–the Lombard Romanesque. This style is characterised by its functional buildings and skilled stonework, thin bell-towers, and the external decoration of rounded arcading and pilaster strips.
Interestingly, the murals within were formally used in the churches of Sant Climent and Santa Maria in Taüll and in Sant Joan in Boí. They are now housed at the National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC) in Barcelona. Another noteworthy highlight is the carvings, such as the Descent in the church of Santa Eulàlia and Erill la Vall, which was produced by Erill’s Workshop.