We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santa Coloma Church

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Santa Coloma AD500, Andorra
Description: [ING]This pre-Romanesque building houses a rectangular nave with a...
[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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 64 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Unique church with interesting tower

This is one of the more noteworthy attractions to visit while driving through Andorra. It's free and easily accessed just 2 streets over from the main highway (CG1) at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
TwoSmallPotatoes
,
Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
Add Photo Write a Review

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
Level Contributor
183 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is one of the more noteworthy attractions to visit while driving through Andorra. It's free and easily accessed just 2 streets over from the main highway (CG1) at the southern edge of the town of Andorra La Vella. If you're driving, you can park in a paid parking area north of the church. A little trail leads the few... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
Level Contributor
1,701 reviews
1,081 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 842 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Level Contributor
265 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle Wa
Level Contributor
163 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Alaska
Level Contributor
237 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide
Level Contributor
39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
NY
Level Contributor
198 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
McHenry, Illinois
Level Contributor
280 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
247 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Santa Coloma Church also viewed

Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella Parish
Arinsal, La Massana Parish
 
Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella Parish
Soldeu, Canillo Parish
 

Been to Santa Coloma Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Santa Coloma Church

Address: Santa Coloma AD500, Andorra
Location: Europe  >  Andorra  >  Andorra la Vella Parish  >  Santa Coloma

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Santa Coloma Church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?