Església de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters

Església de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters

Església de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters

Església de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters
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Open from 15 July to 15 September. This church, Romanesque in origin, was built sometime before the 12thcentury. The rectangular layout has a nave, a semi-circular apse, a gable roof, a belfry and a later porch. The building is peculiar for the disproportion between the nave and the 17-metre high belfry. The top level of the belfry preserves one of the few examples of Romanesque sculpture in Andorra: heads carved in the centre of the double window arches.On show inside are reproductions of Romanesque mural paintings bythe master artist of Santa Coloma from the 12th century. The apse isdominated by a Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the tetramorph wherethe Archangel Michael, the church's patron saint, merges with the symbol of Saint Matthew. The original paintings are now held by the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC).
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Kevin P
Tempe, AZ332 contributions
Oct 2019
Thankfully, there are a number of them in Andorra. They all share the rustic stone exterior, but they also have their unique aspects. This church has a Lombard tower, like St Joan de Casselles and, I believe St. Esteve. As others have mentioned, you can also look down to the town in the valley below.
Written 1 November 2019
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EJ.
Dublin, Ireland133 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
This spot is great for looking over Andorra. Also can get a great sunset that will go behind the mountains. I love how it will be still bright beside you there but down in Andorra it will be dark already. Also to see the city lights are very nice from here.
Written 26 January 2019
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Restful M
San Juan, Puerto Rico261 contributions
Sep 2018
No two churches in Andorra are alike. The bell tower and the porch of Sant Miquel give it distinctive touches that set it apart.
Written 5 October 2018
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md1mm
Sheffield, UK1,413 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
If you have been for a walk in the beautiful Madriu-Peraftra valley, a visit to this church is a must. It is small but dates from the 12th century. It has a beautiful and very interesting fresco which is actually a reproduction as the original is now in a Spanish museum. It is interesting to see how far painting has evolved from these very early stages.
There is an English speaking guide who will give you information and is all for free.
Written 22 August 2017
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,872 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
This was a short post lunch stop on the three countries in one day tour. The church is fairly small with a tiled sloping roof, a porch opening onto a paved courtyard in front and a square tower at its back. It is located on by the road with the mountains in the background and a valley on the other side of the road.

It offers beautiful views over the valley below and is worth a short stop as part of the tour.
Written 8 August 2017
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Josep R
Barcelona, Spain33 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
Appart from the beauty of this romanic church,the placement of it is the best. The views of the whole valey are amazing. If you are there you should keep going to el llac d'engolasters
Written 19 December 2016
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Linda48152
Melville, NY14 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
We passed this on our way to Andorra la Vella, but didn't get out. The whole area is amazing. But, our driver didn't stop to visit it.
Written 18 October 2016
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GiligaZsu
Budapest, Hungary274 contributions
Oct 2016
By a 5 minute drive from Andorra la Vella towards Lac d'Engolaster you can find this tower with the mountains in the back it is an awe view
Written 4 October 2016
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JLeeHazlett
Fairbanks, AK89 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
This church was a nice little stop on our tour of Andorra. We couldn't go inside, but just being able to examine the exterior architecture was fascinating. I really appreciated seeing how the people of Andorra care enough about their history to make their infrastructure work around it - in the case of this church, the road literally runs right by the building. In many other places the church would likely have been demolished to make room for progress, but not here.

There is a fabulous view from the guard rail side of the road, too. The vista is best summed up by something my husband said as we took a rare selfie; 'it's not every day you get your picture taken with an entire country behind you!'

Note that this is not an attraction you should attempt to walk to. It's very far up the mountain via a narrow, mostly shoulder-less road. We were dropped off, but there wasn't really room for the vehicle to park.
Written 2 June 2016
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AndreRezende
Sao Paulo, SP320 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
12th Century church, small, but very interesting to visit, and also an amazing view of Andorra La Vella from the top of this hill
Written 12 April 2016
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