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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Canillo
  • peaceful location 01/08/2013
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: [ING]The building dates from the 11th-12th century and follows the architectural style of other Andorran Romanesque churches:... more » Owner description: [ING]The building dates from the 11th-12th century and follows the architectural style of other Andorran Romanesque churches: it has a rectangular single nave with wooden ceiling, a semi-circular apse andLombard-style belfry. It conserves two archways probably built in the16th and 17th centuries.The interior has remains of a 12th century Romanesque stucco crucifix surrounded by a mural showing the crucifixion with Longinus andStephanon accompanied by the Sun and Moon. Behind the altar grillis a highly artistic 16th century altarpiece showing Italian and German Renaissance influence with scenes from the life and martyrdomof Saint John, author of the book of Revelations and patron saint ofthe church.[ESP]El edificio esta fechado entre los siglos XI y XII y sigue el esquema arquitectonico caracteristico de las iglesias romanicas de Andorra: nave rectangular con cubierta de madera, abside semicircular y campanario de estilo lombardo. Conserva dos porches, construidos probablemente entre los siglos XVI y XVII.En el interior se pueden ver vestigios de una majestad romanica de estuco del siglo XII rodeada de una escena pictorica mural que representa la crucifixion con Longinos y Stephanon acompanados por el Sol y la Luna. Detras de la reja del altar se conserva un retablo del siglo XVI de gran calidad artistica con influencias del Renacimiento italiano y germanico, donde aparecen escenas de la vida y el martirio de San Juan, autor del Apocalipsis y patron de la iglesia. « less
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Category: Specialty Museums
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