Built in the 11th-12th century, Església de Sant Miquel d’Engolasters is one of the best and most beautiful examples of churches in the Romanesque style anywhere in Andorra. The 12th century was the height of Romanesque art in Andorra, and there are more than 40 medieval buildings from this period still standing. Església de Sant Miquel d’Engolasters is listed as a heritage property by Cultural Heritage of Andorra, an organization in Andorra that protects national buildings and monuments it deems to be of important cultural and historic value.
The church is filled with original and replica artwork, as well as sculptures dating to the original construction. It’s in the semicircular apse where the most famous and visited art in the church is located. The apse is decorated with a replica of a 12th century Maiestas Domini (Christ in Majesty) mural by the Master of Santa Coloma. The original painting is kept in the National Art Museum of Catalonia.
Església de Sant Miquel d’Engolasters Facts
- Església de Sant Miquel d’Engolasters is a heritage property registered in the Cultural Heritage of Andorra.
- Google Maps can offers a 360º virtual tour of the church.
- Entrance to Sant Miquel d’Engolasters is free, and in the summer season there are guided tours.
- The bell tower of the church is 17 metres (55 feet) tall.