Santa Maria de l’Assumpció de Cóll. Pyrenees

Coll is a small village belonging to the municipality of  Valle de Boi in the province of Lleida, Catalonia.

Coll is a very small village, too.

Coll is a very small village, too.

Coll has 42 habitants and it is located to 1,164m above sea level.

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Getting into Coll Village

The village of Cóll

The village of Cóll

The village of Cóll

The village of Cóll

A drowsy village, Cóll

A drowsy village, Cóll

A quiet village in the mountains, Cóll

A quiet village in the mountains, Cóll

I walked to the church through the small village and saw it in the distance shortly.

St. Mary of the Assumption of Coll

St. Mary of the Assumption of Coll

Coming by Santa Maria de l'Assumpció

Coming by Santa Maria de l’Assumpció

Santa Maria de l’Assumpció de Cóll. (St. Mary of the Assumption of Coll)

Explanation of the church of L’Assumpcio de Coll

Explanation of the church of L’Assumpcio de Coll.

Just outside the village of Cóll, surrounded by the old graveyard is Santa Maria de l’Assumpció, the southernmost church of the valley. The single nave church with its large apse dates to the 12th century.

St. Mary of the Assumption of Coll

St. Mary of the Assumption of Coll

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The Church of Santa Maria de l’Assumpció de Cóll and its Chrchyard.

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A quadrangular bell tower with a steeple stands against the south façade.

The entrance of the church, L’Assumpcio de Coll.

The entrance of the church, L’Assumpcio de Coll.

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Chrismon the center of the front, column capitals and door lock of the church.

Here the chrismon (Chi Rho), that crowns archivolts of the portal. The carving seems to be incomplete. It may be placed here later.

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Anonymous; The altar to the Virgin of Coll, late twelfth century. Tempera painting on poplar wood.

When I visited this church it was closed the door. This parish church is for villagers not for tourists. So I was not able to enter this church. (I took the upper photograph in the Episcopal Museum of Vic.)

I left this church and went down the mountain path to bus stop on the road L-500, and then went to next destination, Barbastro.

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