Hermitage d’Enclar

Ermita d'Enclar
Hermitage d’Enclar

A good excuse to travel around cultural in Andorra is to visit the Hermitage d’Enclar accessible thanks to a ferrata very instrumented and demanding built in the year 2.000.

The Hermitage d’Enclar has been restored recently, taking part sobretodo in the cover of the building. It is a construction of the 10th century whose element more reseñable is the cylindrical bell tower of an alone body. By his typology asemeja to other next like the one of Santa Coloma d’Andorra and the one of Sant Martí d’Ars, already in Catalan territory.

To arrive, it is necessary to go in direction to Santa Coloma. Once there, we follow the indications to the cemetery or the road ferrata until arriving to the Carrer dels Barrers. At the end of this street will find you with the point of exit of the road. There is a small parking for vehicles.

Once finalised the road, no dejeis to visit to few metres the Hermitage of Santa Coloma d’Andorra that it is, probably, the most known image of the romance heritage Andorran.

The church of Santa Coloma is of difficult dating. It presents, from the constructive point of view, a lot of similarities with the Hermitage of Sant Vicenç d’Enclar and his typology coincides, likewise, with the one of other rural churches built between the 8th and 10th centuries in the counties of the Hispanic Mark. With these scarce data only can affirm that we find us in front of a temple prerrománico whose construction began in a moment indeterminate between the 8th and 10th centuries. Of this period remain the ship and the wall This of the apse. Later, in the second half of the 12th century, would suffer a big reform of which conserve the walls North and South of the apse, the bell tower of style lombardo and the wall South that closes the porch. The almost whole of the decoration mural of the apse was purchased by a private collector.

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Andorra 1 2 Km. 300 m. 300 m. Alta Recorrido Circular
September 2012
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Place
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Andorra 1 2 Km.
Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Negativo
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Tipo de ruta
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300 m. 300 m. Alta Recorrido Circular