Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationProvince of Lleida, Autonomous Community of Catalonia
CoordinatesN42 30 17 E0 48 13
Inscription Date2000
Property (ha)7.98
Buffer Zone (ha)3,562
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number988
DescriptionThe narrow Vall de Boí is situated in the high Pyrénées, in the Alta Ribagorça region and is surrounded by steep mountains. Each village in the valley contains a Romanesque church, and is surrounded by a pattern of enclosed fields. There are extensive seasonally-used grazing lands on the higher slopes.
StatusWorld Heritage Site