Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí (2000)
Spain

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The narrow Vall de Boí is situated in the high Pyrénées, in the Alta Ribagorça region and is surrounded by steep mountains. Each village in the valley contains a Romanesque church, and is surrounded by a pattern of enclosed fields. There are extensive seasonally-used grazing lands on the higher slopes. 

Spain 1961. Exhibition of European Romanesque Art. "Port of Glory" at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Spain 1961. Exhibition of European Romanesque Art. Inner courtyard of the Dominican Monastery at Silos. Spain 1961. "Madonna" in the church of Irache (Navarra). Spain 1961. Exhibition of European Romanesque Art. "Christ Pantocrator". Wall fresco in the church of San Climent, Taüll, Lleida (Lérida).

The significant developments in Romanesque art and architecture in the churches of the Vall de Boí testify to profound cultural interchange across medieval Europe, and in particular across the mountain barrier of the Pyrenees. 

Spain 2001. Romanesque Churches of Vall de Boí. Sant Climent de Taüll (lleida).

The Churches of the Vall de Boí are an especially pure and consistent example of Romanesque art in a virtually untouched rural setting. 

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