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The Romanesque in Andorra

The Romanesque art is the most outstanding artistic style of the Principality of Andorra. Considered an extension of Catalan Romanesque art, it is characterized by an extensive legacy that has been preserved to this day in the fields of religious and civil architecture, as well as in images and paintings. The Andorran Romanesque architecture is characterized by the use of slate stone and the walls and towers are made of superimposed stone sheets.

The Andorran Romanesque style is called Lombard style, and its two most important features are the false windows and the interior structure of the wooden ceilings. Some of the most outstanding Romanesque works are:

The Church of Sant Climent de Pal in La Massana, built in the 11th-12th centuries, that of San Martí de la Cortinada d’ Ordino from the 12th century and that of Sant Miquel de Engolasters from Escaldes-Engordany from the 12th century.

The bridges of the Margineda (Andorra la Vella), the Sant Antoni de la Grella bridge (La Massana) and the Escaldes-Engordany bridge.

In the village of Pal they have the interpretation center of the Romanesque of Andorra, entrance totally free and with free and / or guided visits.

Vestiges of the Bronze Age

Also noteworthy is the Roc de les Bruixes, although it does not belong to Romanesque art, it is an artistic treasure made up of a set of prehistoric rock engravings from the Bronze Age. They have an area of about 2 square meters and are located south of the town of Prats, in the parish of Canillo. Its discoverers interpreted them as a funerary sanctuary of the Bronze Age, and constitute the first writing tests in Andorra.

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