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Santa Coloma Church

Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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Owner description: [ING]This pre-Romanesque building houses a rectangular nave with a woodenframed ceiling and a quadrangular apse. The circular... more » Owner description: [ING]This pre-Romanesque building houses a rectangular nave with a woodenframed ceiling and a quadrangular apse. The circular Lombard belfry wasadded in the 12th century and is one of the few examples of its kind in the Pyrenees.The building was decorated with 12th-century Romanesque mural paintings by the master painter of Santa Coloma. These paintings left the country in 1930,and were recovered by the Andorran Government in 2007.At present, only the Agnus Dei flanked by two angels and the geometricdecoration framing the overhanging... Read More
Owner description: [ING]This pre-Romanesque building houses a rectangular nave with a woodenframed ceiling and a quadrangular apse. The circular... more » Owner description: [ING]This pre-Romanesque building houses a rectangular nave with a woodenframed ceiling and a quadrangular apse. The circular Lombard belfry wasadded in the 12th century and is one of the few examples of its kind in the Pyrenees.The building was decorated with 12th-century Romanesque mural paintings by the master painter of Santa Coloma. These paintings left the country in 1930,and were recovered by the Andorran Government in 2007.At present, only the Agnus Dei flanked by two angels and the geometricdecoration framing the overhanging arch remain in the church. The church preserves a polychrome wood statue of Our Lady of the Remedies (12th to 13th centuries) and a Baroque altarpiece (18th-century) dedicated to Saint Coloma, the church's patron saint.The church's location means visitors can enjoy Santa Coloma old town with its traditional buildings, as well as Els Russos tower, designed by Cesar Martinell, of modernist style an example of Andorra's granite architecture.[ESP]Edificio de origen prerromanico con una nave de planta rectangularcubierta con andamios de madera y un abside cuadrangular. En elsiglo XII se anade un campanario lombardo de planta circular, uno delos pocos ejemplares de estas caracteristicas en los Pirineos.El edificio estaba decorado con pinturas murales romanicas del sigloXII realizadas por el Maestro de Santa Coloma. Estas pinturas salierondel pais en el ano 1930 y el Gobierno andorrano las recupero en 2007.Actualmente, dentro de la iglesia solo queda el Agnus Dei flanqueado por dos angeles y la decoracion geometrica que enmarca el arcoultrapasado.En la iglesia se conserva una talla de madera policromada de la Virgen del Remedio (siglos XII-XIII) y un retablo barroco (siglo XVIII), bajo la advocacion de Santa Coloma, patrona de la iglesia.El emplazamiento del templo os permite disfrutar del nucleo antiguode Santa Coloma, donde descubrireis construcciones tradicionales,asi como la Torre dels Russos, proyectada por Cesar Martinell, de estilo modernista, uno de los ejemplos de la arquitectura delgranito en Andorra. « less
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