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Sant Joan de Caselles

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Address: 2 Ctra. General, Canillo AD100, Andorra
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The building dates from the 11th-12th century and follows the architectural...

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.

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This church has always seemed to have a special charm.

It has a magical appeal, in addition to the nearby museum of Moto, a climbing area and landscape exceptional natural environment. We decided to get married here !!

Reviewed 11 July 2016
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Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
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Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

It has a magical appeal, in addition to the nearby museum of Moto, a climbing area and landscape exceptional natural environment. We decided to get married here !!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

So old ancient monument. You feel the energy of those old years. Nice mountain view. Wonderful place.

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Iasi, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I definitely recommend visiting this 12th century church, which is a precious little gem on the way to Andorra la Vella, in Canillo (Andorra). It was closed when we stopped by, but still we could see it from outside, and we stayed a while on the porch, feeling the quietness and the intimacy of this ancient place.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

It is certainly worth to spend some time and visit this beauty. It's quite unique and old. Wiki says it is dated by XII century.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Andorra's architecture is like out of a fairytale, and I love the way their buildings blend in with the surroundings. This church is easy to access right on the highway with a convenient free parking lot. Up close it is more run down than other buildings in Andorra and around the building you should watch your step. While you can't... More 

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Formby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

With a convenient parking place close by, this tiny roadside church which dates back to the 12th century, is worth a visit. In spite of its semi derelict appearance, it is still in use and we were informed that a wedding had taken place there just the week before our visit. There are steep and uneven stone steps leading up... More 

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Manila
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

Exquisite little church in a picturesque place, well worth a stop to investigate and just sit peacefully inside, or outside. The church is 11th-12th century, Romanesque, one of many in Andorra built for a very small congregation.

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2013

This beautiful, historic monument is well-worth a short stop if you want to gather your thoughts and take time out. It is a small piece of tranquillity in an area that is, or can be, packed with skiers and other tourists.

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