Santa Maria de Taüll

Taüll Santa Maria church is Romanesque in the town of Taüll which is located in the municipality of Valle de Boi.

I was going to the Church of Santa Maria de Taüll from the Church of Sant Climent.

Townscape, on the way to the Church of Santa Maria de Taüll.

Townscape, on the way to the Church of Santa Maria de Taüll.

I arrived at the Church of Santa Maria de Taüll.

The Church of Santa Maria de Taüll.

The Church of Santa Maria de Taüll.

It is located in the center of Old Taüll and meters southwest is the church of Sant Clemente which belongs to the same era. Both were erected and consecrated at the same time: the Santa Maria was consecrated a day later than that of San Clemente, in the year 1123.

Manual of Santa Maria de Taüll.

Manual of Santa Maria de Taüll.

Church of Santa Maria and its entrance

Church of Santa Maria and its entrance

The building has a basilica ground plan with three naves separated by columns, but after the modifications carried out on the church only one nave remains.

Alter of Iglesia de Santa Maria de Taüll

Alter of Iglesia de Santa Maria de Taüll

Beautiful alta of Santa Maria Taüll

Beautiful alta of Santa Maria Taüll

The Holy Cross and Our Lady

The Holy Cross and Our Lady

The sanctuary has three apses and a 12th-century bell tower, comprising five floors, with an array of blind arches and pilaster-style decorative features. The interior houses wall paintings, copies of the originals which are now preserved in the Catalan National Art Museum.

Bell tower of Santa Maria Taüll

Bell tower of Santa Maria Taüll

I went up to the bell tower and looked around. The Taüll village was beautiful.

The top floor of the bell tower.

The top floor of the bell tower.

The view from the bell tower of Santa Maria de Taüll

The view from the bell tower of Santa Maria de Taüll

Looked down the Taüll village from the bell tower of Santa Maria.

Looked down the Taüll village from the bell tower of Santa Maria.

Saint Clement Church is surrounded by green, from the bell tower of Santa Maria.

Saint Clement Church is surrounded by green, from the bell tower of Santa Maria.

Got down from the top of the bell tower I went to the next village, Erill-la-Vall.

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