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Sant Cristofol d'Anyos Church

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Bill R wrote a review Nov 2019
New York City, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
A great vista for photos. Easy to find and during our stay it was not populated except by bicyclers needing a rest.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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FoxDylan wrote a review Jan 2018
Adelaide, Australia115 contributions31 helpful votes
This little church is incredibly beautiful, it is small & you cannot enter, however it is definitely worth visiting, I love driving up the curvy road to sit on either the slate stairs or the little bench in the front & admire the beautiful view. You can see the mountains & the town of La Massana & it’s great for photos. The only downside to this gorgeous place is that some dog owners cannot comprehend why they should pick up their dogs poop & as it is a popular place to walk your dog (I take my 2 up there). It’s so disappointing because their is even free dog poop bags provided. However, don’t be too discouraged, just watch where you step. I once was lucky enough to meet a gentleman up there who was exercising his pet eagle, it was seriously cool to watch a 3yr old eagle flying free & then happily returning to her human, sadly she was injured when she was young & was unable to return to the wild. If you love old architecture, you should visit, it can be a lovely spot to relax as well or have a picnic.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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arian s wrote a review Jul 2017
10 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely place to aim for and wonder up the back streets & see some ancient buildings & roofs. Great views good at the end of a hike.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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FoxDylan wrote a review Jul 2017
Adelaide, Australia115 contributions31 helpful votes
This is a lovely looking church/building, it is so old especially if you are from Australia where a 20yr old Atco hut is almost considered a Heritage building, well, I'm slightly exaggerating but I'm sure you get my picture. I often drive up to the little carpark near the church & walk my dogs out along the hiking trail leading down the hill from the church, it crosses a stream & will take you practically to Ordino. Some times on hot days, I go up there & sit on the little bench behind the church drinking a cold bottle of water & enjoying the views across La Massana. I often run into other people walking their dogs & we stop to chat, the locals are remarkably patient with my 'Spatalan' a dodgy mix of Spanish & Catalan & sometimes when I'm really lost for words, the occasional French or English word slides in & they smile & nod in understanding. I once met a man exercising his 3yr old, female pet eagle up there, she was not restrained in any way & after sitting & chatting with him on the sunny beach I left to walk my dogs on the hiking trail, I came back hours later & he was still patiently sitting & waiting for his raptor to finish her meal of fresh caught rodent & I smiled at his obvious love, pride & genuine care of an animal that should never be caged. They obviously had a bond & no other ties except affection kept them together. There is an old, gorgeous cemetery attached to the church, it is very small, well kept & achingly lovely to look at, time & weather have worn the headstones & you know they would be rough, cool & crumbly if you could run your hand along the stone. Sadly (but understandably, there is an old wooden & metal gate which is always locked. It would be the work of a moment to jump the wall or climb the gate & despite not being particularly religious, I respect the rules in this place because it has such a tranquil feel to it & I would never disturb something so obviously sacred to many. The steps leading up to the little rounded church door are made of slate & lizards scamper across & in between the cracks as you approach, in some small gaps, golden headed dandelions poke out & add a bespoke charm. The top step is offers a gap of shade & it is here that I like to sit with my back leaned up against the solid old door & contemplate life & the world around me. The view is incredible regardless as to the season & to see it covered in snow is like entertaining a children's tale, like Narnia. At night, it is quite well lit & it's a pleasant place to stop & survey the lights of La Massana twinkling in the distance & I can imagine it would be a romantic spot if you were looking for somewhere quiet to spend time or speak with a loved one, just don't turn up on McDonalds night when my son & I have the fun habit of getting take away & sitting up there with our dogs, I'm pretty sure, that could ruin the ambience 😂. You can see the church on the right hand side as you exit the big tunnels that connect La Massana & that valley to the town of Andorra La Vella & other places. At night, the church has fairy lights highlighting its shape & it is quite striking. If you come to Andorra & you are interested in beautiful old buildings, religion or just somewhere peaceful to sit with great views then head up the hill to towards Anyos & give the church of Sant Cristofol a look, I personally have never seen it opened but that is hardly an issue for me & I'm sure tourist information could suggest something if you really wanted to go inside. Definitely worth a visit, if only to lay on the grass in the sunshine & admire the views.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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alicemusgrove wrote a review Jan 2016
Bath, United Kingdom2 contributions
Beautiful little church and lovely scenery. Had a nice trek up to the top following the various footpaths. Couldn't go in however, no much to do once you get there but admire the view.
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Date of experience: January 2016
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