CHURCH OF SANT MIQUEL D’ENGOLASTERS

CHURCH OF SANT MIQUEL D’ENGOLASTERS

Engolasters ( Escaldes-Engordany )

Engolasters ( Escaldes-Engordany )


Sant Miquel d'Engolasters Church, in the parish of Escaldes-Engordany in Andorra, represents the pinnacle of Romanesque art in our country.

Sant Miquel d'Engolasters Church is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful examples of the Romanesque style in Andorra, which is home to some 40 of these medieval buildings. Located in the parish of Escaldes-Engordany, the church features a unique architectural style as well as valuable paintings and sculptural decorations. Here you’ll find more details about its history and style that will help you admire this great religious temple even more.

The history and architectural elements of Sant Miquel d'Engolasters

The construction of Sant Miquel d'Engolasters dates back to some time in the 12th century, at the height of Romanesque art in Andorra, a period in which other churches in the country, such as Sant Joan de Caselles in Canillo, were also built. The building’s architecture retains most of its original features, with some later additions such as the portico. It’s also an example of the classical floor plan of Andorran Romanesque churches: rectangular with a nave, semicircular apse, a gable roof and bell tower. The contrast between the height of the nave and the bell tower, which measures some 17 metres or 55 feet, is another surprising feature.