La Nativitat Durro, Pyrenees

The Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Durro (Santa Maria Durro) is a parish church in Romanesque town of Durro.

The Church of the Nativity of the Virgin of Durr (Nativitat de la Mare de Déu de Durro)

The Church of the Nativity of the Virgin of Durr (Nativitat de la Mare de Déu de Durro)

Durro is a village in the municipality of Vall de Boi, in the region of Alta Ribagorça.

Small village, Durro

Small village, Durro

Durro is located 1,384 meters above sea level in the foothills of the Sierra de Corruco. It is really a small village, with a population of 105.

Durro village on the hillside

Durro village on the hillside

Despite the houses were restored in recent years, most of them retain existing elements, such as walls, roofs.

Street of Durro Village

Street of Durro Village

Remodeled house in Durro Village

Remodeled house in Durro Village

Traditional roof in Durro Village

Traditional roof in Durro Village

Square of sleepy village of Durro

Square of sleepy village, Durro

Nativitat de la Mare de Déu de Durro (Nativity of the Virgin Durro)

The Church of the Nativity of the Virgin of Durro

The Church of the Nativity of the Virgin of Durro

Manual of the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin of Durro

Manual of the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin of Durro

The church has a single long and narrow nave with a barrel vault and slate roof. It was built with a single apse, now replaced by a sacristy.

North facade

North facade

Two square chapels have been built into the northern wall, and the bell tower rises from the northeast corner to five storeys.

There is an elegant porch in the church. The view from there is splendid.

There is an elegant porch in the church. The view from there is splendid.

The base of the tower, apse and cemetery, Nativity of the Virgin Durro.

The base of the tower, apse and cemetery, Nativity of the Virgin Durro.

The entrance is cut into the southern wall, to a covered walkway.

The portal and its door lock of Nativity of the Virgin Durro

The portal and its door lock of Nativity of the Virgin Durro

The building has been renovated and extended many times since it was built in the 12th century and little of its original appearance remains.

The interior of the church, Nativity of the Virgin of Durro.

The interior of the church, Nativity of the Virgin of Durro.

The interior retains Baroque features from later renovations.

Really beautiful alter of the church

Really beautiful alter of the church

Merciful Our Lady

Merciful Our Lady

I found two unique wooden images at the church.

he Virgin Mary and Nicodem

The Virgin Mary and Nicodemus

Nicodemus, New Testament. John 3: 1-2: There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God.

I looked around the church for a while and said good-bye to Nicodemus, then  appeared to the street.

A street of Durro Village

A street of Durro Village

Then I went to the church, Sant Quirc de Durro, on a hill.

 

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