Learn about local culture and the region's rich medieval history at the EcoMuseu
Make an appointment for a guided visit or two with the staff at the Lerida's Ecomuseu. Start with a tour of a historic family home in Esterri d'Àneu, and book a tour of the stunning Romanesque churches in Son and Sorpe. The somewhat lopsided sanctuary in the mountaintop chapel at Son shows a unique insight into role of women in Medieval times here. Restoration revealed a painting of Lucretia, the quintessential perfect wife and mother, who kills herself after she's raped, bringing dishonor to her family. In this painting, the rapist turns the knife to his chest, instead.
By Chris Ciolli, AFAR Local Expert
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25580 Esterri d'Àneu, Lleida, Spain