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Sant Joan de Caselles, also known as the Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, is a fine example of Andorran Romanesque architecture. The church was built between the 11th and 14th centuries, and its three-story bell tower is the tallest church tower in Andorra. magnificent three-storied bell-tower. It has Lombard windows on three sides on the upper two levels.
The tower was built separately from the rest of the church and was later joined to the church by a body of stone. The structure comprises of a single nave with semi-circular apse. The interior, with its decoration and frescoes, is marvelous. There is a Renaissance altarpiece devoted to Saint John inside, though this is a copy; the original is in the Catalan art museum in Barcelona.

Among the objects, the choir grille, a 12th century Romanesque stucco figure of Christ on the Cross, surrounded by polychrome painting and the richly decorated, magnificent retable of 1525 ("St John and the Apocalypse"), deserve special mention.

The tombs excavated in the bedrock of the western side belong to a medieval cementery that once contained a hundred graves.

We visited on March 15, the day after Andorra's Constitution Day, so every lamp post had an Andorran flag flying. I lined up a flag with the church tower and tried to include as much of the beautiful blue sky that we enjoyed that day.

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