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Currently, Boí serves as the starting point to access the only national park in Catalonia, the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, and the location of the Park House. The Church of Sant Joan, declared a World Heritage Site, preserves more architectural elements from the earliest construction period in the valley, dating back to the 11th century. The ensemble of murals found on the exterior and interior walls, featuring scenes such as the stoning of Saint Stephen, jesters, and bestiary, is particularly outstanding. These murals have been reproduced inside the church.
In the lower part of the village, the Church of Sant Climent stands, consecrated one day after Santa Maria by the bishop of Roda. Also in the same style and following the architectural line of the valley, it is the most emblematic construction of Catalan Romanesque. It is a Lombard-Romanesque structure from the 12th century, featuring Lombard arches on its three apses and twin windows with two and three arches.
The imposing square-plan bell tower consists of six stories with windows separated by sawtooth friezes. It houses an important set of murals, with the most remarkable being the central apse scene (the original of which is housed in the MNAC), featuring a Pantocrator, a true gem of art. The church also contains original murals, including the one depicting Cain killing Abel.