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Santa Coloma Church

Santa Coloma, Andorra la Vella AD4500, Andorra
+376 873 103
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Owner description: [ING]This pre-Romanesque building houses a rectangular nave with a woodenframed ceiling and a...
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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.

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California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This seemingly very pretty little church was, like several others in the guidebook, closed. Nobody was around to open it either. I don't think Andorra likes visitors.

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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It's a very small stone church by the main road, we pass by the church quite often since Andorra is quite a tiny country so it's very easy to go by the church every time you go somewhere that direction. Had some pictures taken sitting outside of the church but never been inside so can't really comment about the interior.

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Seattle Wa
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I meandered to the entrance while friends were having a beer at a near-by bar when Antonio asked if I was interested in a tour. I said yes and he informed me that the next English lang. tour would start in 20 min. I gathered the others and we were treated to an exceptional education about Andorra's government and culture.... More 

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Alaska
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170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I recommend that you get at least a few pictures of the Santa Coloma Church. This church has received the most comments because of it's beauty and the back-drop views.

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Adelaide
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a pretty church but with very interesting stained glass work. It is small but worth the walk.

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NY
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Santa Coloma is located close to the Valira river, in a small town of the Andorra la Vella parish. The old, stone-built church, is very small, but is beautifully preserved. The surrounding grounds are well kept, and allows you to take pictures from many angles. The bell tower is of course the main attraction, as it stands alone in constrast... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stopped in Andorra when on a tour that originated from Barcelona. Took time to look at this beautiful church. The surrounding grounds and stonework are amazing. Something this old is always incredible to see. The little town of Andorra itself is full of shops and it even has an outlet mall, which brings lots of people because it's tax-free.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Santa Coloma will capture your attention immediately. It is a unique piece of architecture that stood the test of time. They say it was built in the 9th-12th century. What makes this house of God so special is its Lombard Romanesque bell tower that has the particularity of being round. There are vestiges of polychromy and a sculpted human face... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Santa Coloma Church a pre-Romanesque style with a 12th century circular bell tower was built in the 9th and 10th centuries. It is one of the oldest in the country. The Church of Santa Coloma is in the village of the same name, in the parish of Andorra la Vella. Andorra la Vella is the capital of Principality of Andorra,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The church was not open, but we enjoyed looking around the grounds and the centuries old stonework. Very picturesque!

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