Bonus: The Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Boi Valley (UNESCO heritage)

The Carros de Foc trek itself is an amazing experience and highly recommended for those interested in nature and landscape.

Additionally, the trekking trip can be combined with a cultural visit to the nearby Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Boi Valley. It's worth it!

The Church of Sant Climent de Taull is one of the best examples of Romanesque art in Catalonia.

The Catalan Romanesque Churches

In November 2000, UNESCO inscribed The Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Boi Valley as World Cultural Heritage.

The nine romanesque temples dated between 1000 and 1200 AD are highly homogeneous and in good condition.

The Pyrenees Mountains acted as a natural barrier and protected them. Consequently, the enclave now hosts one of the best remains of romanesque sculpture, paintings, and furniture.

The churches have a very characteristic style, in line with the models originating in the north of Italy (the lombardic romanesque).

The slim bell towers constructed with local stone, slate, and wood are particularly picturesque and harmonic. Their main purpose was communication and control the territory.

The temples are:

Sant Climent de Taüll
Sant Climent de Taüll

Santa Eulàlia d'Erill la Vall
Santa Eulàlia d'Erill la Vall

Santa María de Taüll
Santa María de Taüll 
Sant Joan de Boí
Sant Joan de Boí


Sant Feliu de Barruera
Sant Feliu de Barruera


La Nativitat de Durro
La Nativitat de Durro

Sant Quirc de Durro
Sant Quirc de Durro


Santa María de Cardet
Assumpció de Coll
Assumpció de Coll


They are all in a very compact area hence it is feasible to visit them all within a day. See below their location.



For further information (access, opening times, history) check the official website of the Romanesque Center of the Boi Valley.

Enjoy the visit and post a comment with your feedback!

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