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The Romanic in the Vall de Boí - Thursday 26 June 2014

Tour in Lleida "Charming Spots" - Friday 27 June 2014

Vall d'Aran - Saturday 28 June 2014

Thursday 26 June 2014


During the early 20th century there was a major effort to study and catalogue the Romanesque wall paintings in the churches of the Vall de Boí area. This activity was driven by both the academic interests of scholars, and by art dealers, whose only motives were financial gain. Between 1905 and 1909 the Board of the Museums of Barcelona printed faithful reproductions of these Pyrenean frescoes, and the publication of these works unleashed a desire for their acquisition by museums and private collectors. By 1919 many intermediaries were involved in buying and selling these works, which went mostly to museums and private collections within the United States.

The Taüll region became an exception to this trend, since the local population refused to allow the frescoes and other art works to leave their churches. This action was escalated to the level of the Commonwealth of Catalonia and to the bishop of La Seu d'Urgell. Finally, it was agreed that the frescoes would be best kept in the National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), secure from possible theft or unscrupulous transactions. A team of Italian restorers carried out the task of removing the paintings from the walls and, in some cases, replacing the works with in situ reproductions.

The Taüll Romanesque paintings preserved in MNAC have since become world famous. Interest by art academics and professionals has led to a systematic study of all other remaining Romanesque murals of the Vall de Boí area, and most of these are now in safe protection at MNAC in Barcelona.

If you want to discover those paintings located in the paht of the romanic churches in Vall de Boí and much more. Join us for this visit.

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Friday 27 June 2014


Take a walk along the pedestrian route, one of the longest shopping streets of Europe.

Besides the broad range of businesses and services available on this street, visitors have the opportunity to admire a large number of buildings that are remarkable from a historical and artistic point of view.

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Saturday 28 June 2014


This years the organisers have prepared a day full of adventure and nature for the saturday social programme. If you want to enjoy one day surrounded by the great nature in Vall d'Aran, don't wait any more and come to join us for an adventure day at Vall d'Aran.

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