Europa 2017 – Castell Saint Vicenç Enclar
Andorra France – Discover the stamp of Andorra Castell Saint Vicenç Enclar. Just above the old town of Santa Coloma stands the Roc d’Enclar, a small rocky mountain which, thanks to its geostrategic location, has allowed a visual control on the bottom of the valley since ancient times (the first traces of human presence date from the Bronze Age – 1800 to 1500 BC) and until the 19th century. The paréage, signed in 1278 between the Comte de Foix and the Bishop of Urgell, stipulated, inter alia, that the work of fortifications in progress should cease and that the existing building should be destroyed. Thus, from the castle that stood at the time on the Roc d’Enclar, only the foundations remain, only the church could be restored faithfully.
Issue Date: 06.05.2017
Designer: Stéphanie Ghinéa
Illustrator: Photo: Fons Patrimoni Cultural d’Andorra
Size: 30 x 40,85 mm