Countries

Austria: Carinthia

Carinthia is Austria's Romanesque heart: a region rich in cathedrals, castles, monasteries and fortresses surrounded by a scenic landscape and built in strategically important locations in order to preserve the inhabitants' deep religious faith. Friesach | Maria Wörth | Millstatt

France: Burgundy-Franche-Compté

The "Romanesque Road" program in Southern Burgundy aims at connecting about one hundred 11th and 12th century churches and chapels that are wholly or partially Romanesque. The density of Romanesque buildings is so great in this limited area that it has been called a "Romanesque Garden". Paray-le-Monail: Basilica Sacré Coeur

Germany: Saxony-Anhalt & Lower Saxony

As the heartland of German and European history, Saxony-Anhalt offers a host of monuments from the Middle Ages that are worth visiting. The outstanding skills and abilities of the master builders from the Romanesque era are particularly reflected along the "Romanesque Road" running through Saxony-Anhalt in a northern and a southern route. Also Königslutter in Lower Saxony has plenty things to see. The beautiful small town with its 17 communities is a city with a relaxing atmosphere and is an alluring destination for visitors. St. Maurice and St. Catherine`s Evangelic Cathedral | Cathedral of St. Sephan and St. Sixtus | Collegiate Church of St. Servatius | Ss. Peter und Paul`s Cathedral | Ss. John the Baptist and Lawrence`s Cathedral | Ev. St. Mary`s Cathedral and former Premonstratensian Monastery | Kaiserdom Königslutter

Italy: Province of Pavia & Province of Asti

Alleys, streets, monuments, buildings: Pavia offers many paths to the visitor who arrives in town for the first time. Through its squares, avenues and covered bridge one can read Pavia's history: its grandeur is reflected in the town of today. Another historically interesting region is the Province of Asti. Located in the hilly landcape of Asti and at the foot of Monferrato the Abbey of Vezzolano fascinates its guests with its walls that were built of alternating layers of sandstone and brick, a choir screen that is abound in figures and its legendary foundation. Basilica San Michele Maggiore | Abbey Santa Maria of Vezzolano

Portugal: Tâmega & Sousa

In the land of the valleys of Tâmega and Sousa, in the heart of the North of Portugal, stands an important architectural heritage of Romanesque origin. This exceptional legacy is seen in 58 monuments that carry legends and stories born with the foundation of the Nationality and which witness the significant role that this territory formerly played in the history of the nobility and religious orders in Portugal. Monastery of Santa Maria of Pombeiro | Monastery of Saint Peter of Ferreira | Monastery of the Saviour of Travanca | Monastery of the Saviour of Paço de Sousa | Castle of Arnoia

Romania: Transylvania

Laying in the heart of Transylvania, guarded to the east by the clear waters of the Mures river, and to the west by high hills, surrounded by the fast-flowing waters of the Ampoi river to the north and the fertile fields to the south, Alba Iulia is always ready to welcome its guests and share with them the millenniums and thousands of legends. Roman-Catholic Cathedral Saint Michael

Serbia: South-West

The Serbian medieval art is unique in its combination of influences and elements of the Western European art and the Byzantine art in the east, due to its special location of the Serbian lands, at the crossroads of interests and influences. The Dynastic Family, the Nemanjas, played a major role in the political life of the medieval Serbia and therefore had a great influences on the art, which boomed in the late 12th and particularly 13th century in Raska. The Zica Monastery l Saint Michael l The Studenica Monastery l The Gradac Monastery l The Sopoćani Monastery l The Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery l The Church of St. Peter and Paul near Old Ras

Slovak Republic

Although Slovakia has relatively few Romanesque buildings, including almost no completely preserved ones, there are three of very high (cultural-)historical importance, in which the Romanesque proportions play a major role in their appearance. These three outstanding Romanesque monuments are part of the TRANSROMANIA network. Cathedral of St Martin - Spišská Kapitula l Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary - Bíňa l Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary - Diakovce

Spain: Castile and León

Castile and León boasts to possessing over 2000 monuments approximately. The richness of its buildings is a direct result of the history of the territory, where the kingdoms of León and Castile reigned. Moreover, the pilgrimage route to Compostela helped to mold the area. Kings, bishops, and monastic orders were in charge of commanding the construction of churches, monasteries, and cathedrals using this new artistic language, called Romanesque art, which was being "spoken" throughout Europe. Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos l Zamora