Romanesque architecture appeared in Catalonia (Spain) around 1000 AD, and is one of the glories of that region where it is said there are over 2,000 Romanesque buildings, the stars of which are the small, beautiful churches scattered in the rural valleys of the north. Particularly striking are the churches in the narrow Vall de Boi, situated in the Alta Ribagorça region of the high Pyrenees and surrounded by steep mountains. http://www.touristeye.com/Romanesque-Route-in-Catalonia-g-122174

Sant Climent de Taüll, also known as the Church of St. Clement of Tahull, is a Roman Catholic church in Catalonia, Spain. It is a form of Romanesque architecture.

#Romanesque south door of San Vicente, Avila -  ROMANESQUE style : Combining features of Western Roman and Byzantine buildings

Arched portal, doors, Romanesque south door of San Vicente, Avila - ROMANESQUE style : Combining features of Western Roman and Byzantine buildings

Romanesque stone vaulting Graphic History of Architecture by John Mansbridge

Romanesque stone vaulting Graphic History of Architecture by John Mansbridge. His use of many types of arches vaulted architecture to an even high level than ever before.

Unit 2  Romanesque-This shows the diaphragm arches that were popular in the Romanesque time period. We can also see the groin vaulting of the ceiling and the smaller columns which are representative of the era. I love the monotone color and simple features of this church. Beautiful!

ERHEEN With its sculpted capitals and portal, the Madeleine of Vézelay – a monastic church – is a masterpiece of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture.

The westwork of the Maria Laach Abbey, Germany, C12th, (porch 1225) is typical of Germany, a form that dates to Carolingian architecture with grouped towers of different plans and both "candle-snuffer" and Rhenish helm spires.

The Maria Laach Abbey, Germany, century, (porch is typical of Germany, a form that dates to Carolingian architecture with grouped towers of different plans and both "candle-snuffer" and Rhenish helm spires in the romanesque style.

Medieval Romanesque Church of Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, France

The romanesque church of Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère was constructed in the century. Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, situated on the Vézère River (a tributary of the Dordogne), is listed as one of "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.

Church of Maria Laach -The church is considered an important example of German Romanesque architecture - Glees,  Rhineland-Palatinate - Germany

Church of Maria Laach – The church is considered an important example of German Romanesque architecture - Glees, Rhineland-Palatinate - Germany

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