Architecture of Andorra
The architecture of Andorra is almost entirely Romanesque,
which is a style from around 1000 which integrates stone in a very simple, but strong
and long-lasting style. This was the style of choice for centuries due to the availability
of stone and the country's isolated state, preventing the destruction of these
buildings and the introduction of new styles.
Some of the oldest buildings in the country are from the 800s, when a number of
churches were built in this mountainous country. To this day there are dozens of
small Romanesque churches dotting the landscape including the Sant Climent de Pal
in the town of Pal. The town of Pal, in addition to the regions of Canillo and Ordino,
still strongly adhere to the Romanesque style and there are even laws today that
demand a certain percentage of all buildings' facades be made of stone.