Hermitage Sant Quirc de Durro, Pyrenees

I headed to the chapel of Sant Quirc on a hill from the center of Durro Village on foot. It took about 30 minutes.

View on the way to the hermitage of Sant Quirc

View on the way to the hermitage of Sant Quirc

View on the way to the hermitage of Sant Quirc

View on the way to the hermitage of Sant Quirc

View on the way to the hermitage of Sant Quirc

View on the way to the hermitage of Sant Quirc

View on the way to the hermitage of Sant Quirc

View on the way to the hermitage of Sant Quirc

The hermitage of Sant Quirc Durro

The hermitage of Sant Quirc Durro

The hermitage of Sant Quirc Durro is a chapel isolated on the territory of the village of Durro, municipality of La Vall de Boi.

Manual of Sant Quirc de Durro

Manual of Sant Quirc de Durro

Sant Quirc Durro is in a Mecca of Romanesque art in the valley with remarkable buildings: it is one of nine Romanesque churches of the Vall de Boi registered in November 2000 on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Hermitage Sant Quirc de Durro

Hermitage Sant Quirc de Durro

The chapel has a plan of an unique nave, barrel-vaulted, ended with a apse semicircular arched in bottom of furnace.

Hermitage Sant Quirc de Durro

Hermitage Sant Quirc de Durro

Plan of Sant Quirc Chapel, plate of world heritage and its south façade

Plan of Sant Quirc Chapel, plate of world heritage and its entrance gate

The building has three openings: a narrow window arrow-slit in the center of the apse, an oculus (scircular opening in the centre of a dome) above the apse, illuminating the nave, and another arrow-slit on the west façade. The entrance gate on the south façade has a semicircular arch.

Altar of L'ermita de Sant Quirc

Altar of L’ermita de Sant Quirc

Alter of St. Quirc and St. Julitte, hermitage Sant Quirc de Durro

Alter of St. Quirc and St. Julitte, hermitage Sant Quirc de Durro

Inside St. Quirc Durro had an element of the first order: the altar before, representing the martyrdom of St. Quirc and St. Julitte, a major work of Catalan Romanesque painting acquired in 1923 and now exposed to National Museum Art de Catalunya (MNAC).

Altar: Martyrdom of Saint Quirc and Saint Julitte

Altar: Martyrdom of Saint Quirc and Saint Julitte

The chapel is located 1498 m above sea level, overlooking a vast panorama of the massive closed by Comaloforno and Besiberri.

Peak Besiberri (3,029 m) and Peak Comaloforno (3,033 m)

Peak Besiberri (3,029 m) and Peak Comaloforno (3,033 m)

Views from Hermitage Sant Quirc, villages of Barruera and Durro

Views from Hermitage Sant Quirc, villages of Barruera and Durro

Wild flowers in Pyrenees

Wild flowers in Pyrenees

A fountain on the hill

A fountain on the hill

I found a fountain in the vicinity of the chapel. The water was crystal clear, it would be ideal for water and whiskey.

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