Santa Maria De Cardet, Pyrenees

I walked from Barruera to Santa Maria De Cardet.

Monument in Barruera

Monument in Barruera

Barruera

Walking along the river called Noguera de Tor

Getting into the mountain and going up the narrow grassy trail.

Getting into the mountain and going up the narrow grassy trail.

Comfortable walking

Comfortable walking

Birds were singing.

Birds were singing.

Suddenly, Santa Maria De Cardet overhead

Suddenly, Santa Maria De Cardet appeared overhead

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Going into a really small village, Cardet

A small village on hillside

A small village on hillside

Cardet is an extremely small hamlet, it has a few houses and ereven habitants. Cardet occupied a rocky outcrop at the entrance to the valley.

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Small village on hillside, Cardet. Unfortunately, I didn’t meet with any resident.

Santa Maria de Cardet is the parish church of the village.

Description of Santa Maria De Cardet

Description of Santa Maria De Cardet

Santa Maria De Cardet

Santa Maria De Cardet

Santa Maria De Cardet

Santa Maria De Cardet

The church is at the eastern edge of the village, above a steep slope. The church has a single nave with apse, with a crypt below the apse (required due to the falling ground level).

The lock is also Romanesque.

The lock is also Romanesque.

Altar of Santa Maria De Cardet

Altar of Santa Maria De Cardet

Altar frontal of Santa Maria De Cardet

Altar frontal of Santa Maria De Cardet

Entrance to the crypt and the crypt under the apse.

Entrance to the crypt and the crypt under the apse.

A sacristy was added to the southeast end of the nave, and a chapel was added to the north facade. The exterior retains features from the 11th century, and of renovations in the 12th, 13th, 17th and 18th centuries.

The interior of Santa Maria De Cardet.

The interior of Santa Maria De Cardet.

The interior retains a Baroque appearance from later renovations.

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I left Santa Maria De Cardet.

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I left the Cardet Village.

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A village of the heavens

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Rich nature, Cardet

I went down through another path to this world. I really love this small hamlet; but will never come again.

Wild flowers in Pyrenees

Wild flowers in Pyrenees

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