Bellver de Cerdanya

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Bellver de Cerdanya
Municipality
Bellver de Cerdanya - Catalonia 2014 (3).JPG
Coat of arms of Bellver de Cerdanya
Coat of arms
Bellver de Cerdanya is located in Catalonia
Bellver de Cerdanya
Bellver de Cerdanya
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°22′21″N 1°46′38″E / 42.37250°N 1.77722°E / 42.37250; 1.77722
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca Cerdanya
Government
 • Mayor Xavier Porta Pous
Area
 • Total 98.14 km2 (37.89 sq mi)
Elevation 1,061 m (3,481 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 2,231
 • Density 23/km2 (59/sq mi)
Demonym Bellverencs
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25720
Website Official website

Bellver de Cerdanya is a town in the comarca of Cerdanya, province of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain.

Integrated villages and hamlets[edit]

  • Baltarga, 38 inhabitants
  • Beders, 14 inhabitants
  • Bellver de Cerdanya, 1.314 inhabitants
  • Bor, 94 inhabitants
  • Coborriu de Bellver, 20 inhabitants
  • Cortariu, 3 inhabitants
  • Cortàs, 18 inhabitants
  • Éller, 15 inhabitants
  • Nas, 17 inhabitants
  • Nèfol, 6 inhabitants, located in the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park and mentioned as one of the villages involved in the Consecration of the Cathedral of Urgell in 839
  • Olià, 16 inhabitants
  • Ordèn, 10 inhabitants
  • Pedra, 13 inhabitants
  • Pi, 84 inhabitants
  • Riu de Santa Maria, 95 inhabitants
  • Sant Martí dels Castells, uninhabited
  • Santa Eugènia de Nerellà, 11 inhabitants
  • Santa Magdalena de Talló, 7 inhabitants
  • Talló, 31 inhabitants
  • Talltendre, 5 inhabitants
  • Vilella, 7 inhabitants

Places of interest[edit]

  • In Baltarga, the Romanesque church dedicated to St. Andrew (11th century, with two side chapels attached in 18th century);
  • In Bor, the Romanesque church dedicated to St. Marcellus (11th century);
  • in Coborriu de Bellver, the Romanesque church dedicated to St. Serni, first mentioned in the 10th century, suffered fire and destruction by the French in 1793 and during the Spanish Civil War in 1936; it was restored in 1967;
  • in Cortàs, the Romanesque church of St. Polycarp (12th century);
  • in Éller, the Romanesque church of Santa Eulalia (12th century);
  • in Pedra, the Romanesque church of Santa Julia, ransacked by the Albigensian in 1198 and modified in the 15th century after an earthquake;
  • in Pi, the Romanesque church of Santa Eulalia, vastly modified in the 18th century; only the lateral walls and the bell tower belong to the original strucutre;
  • in Sant Martí dels Castells, the Romanesque chapel of St. Martin built inside the castle; its slightly pointed vault was rebuilt during Gothic times;
  • in Santa Eugènia de Nerellà, the only original structure of the 10th century Romanesque church is the bell tower, heavily tilted towards southeast;
  • in Talló the 11th century Romanesque church of Santa Maria; its bell tower was built in the 17sup>th century;
  • in Talltendre, the 12th century Romanesque church of Sant Iscle and Santa Victoria; its bell tower was built later.

See also Media related to Romanesque churches in Bellver de Cerdanya at Wikimedia Commons.

References[edit]

  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).