Churches of the Boi valley

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by davidx on October 7, 2002

The Boi valey is probably attractive enough in its natural scenery to be classified as a natural wonder but the scenery is much enhanced by the gorgeous Romanesque churches found in practically all of the villages. Taull above Boi actually has two.

It is reached by car or bus from Pont de Suert, although outside the summer timetable you need to plan your time for the limited service.

It would be possible to take the early morning bus up to Taull and pick it up on its way back after it had toured round the ski schools - but you would be extremely fed up at having to come away so soon. The bus stop is near the church of St. Climent on the edge of Taull and the nearest bar whose name I forget is an excellent place to eat and it seemed a smashing place to stay as well- at a very good price.

In total there are 15 romanesque churches in the valley which is a Unesco registered Area of World Humanity heritage.

Many of the 13th century frescoes were removed to preserve them from the invading French and are now to be seen in the excellent museum of Catalunyan Art in Barcelona.

Boi is the venue for the Landrover taxi into the west of the National Park of Aiguestortes.

Churches of the Boi Valley
Catalonian Pyrenees
Cataluna, Spain

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