The Church of Sant Climent, Taüll

The church of Sant Climent, Taüll is a Roman Catholic Church. It is a form of Romanesque architecture that contains magnificent Romanesque art.

The manual of Sant Climent de Taüll

The manual of Sant Climent de Taüll

The Church of Sant Climent, Taüll

The Church of Sant Climent, Taüll

Other influences include the Lombard and Byzantine styles, which can be seen throughout the exterior and interior of the building.

The Church of Sant Climent, Taüll

The Church of Sant Climent, Taüll

The church is a basilica plan structure with three naves, and large columns separating the side naves.

The Bell Tower of Sant Climent

The Bell Tower of Sant Climent

Connecting to the church is a slim bell tower that has six floors plus a base.

The interior of the Church of Sant Climent, Taüll

The interior of the Church of Sant Climent, Taüll

 Master of San Clemente de Taülll: Christ is the ruler of the world .

Apse of Sant Climent de Taüll

Apse of Sant Climent de Taüll

The artwork inside the church include the famous mural paintings by the Master of Taüll, as well as the wooden altar frontal.

The Alter of Sant Climent de Taüll

The Alter of Sant Climent de Taüll

The Master of Taüll is considered the greatest mural painter of the 12th century in Catalonia, as well as one of the most important Romanesque painters in Europe. His main work is the church of San Clemente de Taüll, with the famous apse painting now moved to the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Sermon stand with St. Clément’s figurine and picture.

Sermon stand with St. Clément’s figurine and picture.

St. Clement, also known as Pope Clement I, is listed as Bishop of Rome from an early date, holding office from 92 to his death in 99. He is considered to be the first Apostolic Father of the Church. 

 Anchored Mariner's or St. Clément’s Cross

Anchored Mariner’s or St. Clément’s Cross

According to Tertullian (theologian, 2nd century), Clement was consecrated by St. Peter, and he is known to have been a leading member of the church in Rome in the late 1st century.

Clément’s only existing, genuine text is a letter to Corinth, called the First Epistle of Clement. The Second Epistle of Clement is a homily, or sermon, likely written in Corinth or Rome.

Finally, St. Clement was bound with an anchor and thrown into the sea, and he became a martyr. The anchor cross is his symbol.

You can go up the bell tower from here.

You can go up the bell tower from here.

Staircase of the bell tower.

Staircase of the bell tower.

 

That is the top floor.

That is the top floor.

The bell of Sant Climent

The bell of Sant Climent

View from the bell tower of Sant Climent

View from the bell tower of Sant Climent

Here’s a booklet of Sant Climent de Taüll.

The manual of Sant Climent de Taüll

The manual of Sant Climent de Taüll

Then, I went to Santa Maria de Taüll.