is the capital of the region of Osona located
halfway between the Pyrenees and the sea. It is one
of the most beautiful and dynamic inland cities in
Ripoll is the town located 30 km. on the
north Vic and known as "Cradle of Catalonia". The
Ripoll can be considered as the pre-Pyrenees region.
Things to Do & Places to Visit & See in Vic
The Plaza Major is the center of the old quarter
as well as it is the venue for the traditional
Saturday market. The Cathedral of Vic is a
fascinating structure of various architectural
styles ranging from Romanesque to neoclassical ages.
A visit to the archaeological Museu Episcopal is
another attraction. Other museums are the museum of
the great Catalan philosopher Jaume Balmes and the
Museu de l’Art de la Pell related with Vic’s great
tradition in the working of leather.
Vic is also known for its saints such as St. Michael
of the Saints, St. Anthony Mary Claret, St. Joachina
de Vedruna, etc. So the town has the nickname of "Ciutat
dels Sants (City of Saints)".
Vic is also an musical center with its Mercat de
Música Viva. It attracts many musical groups.
Things to Do & Places to Visit & See in Ripoll
There is a Benedictine monastery that was founded in
879. The ancient abbey of the nineteenth century,
its great carved portal, the Catalan Romanesque
sculpture and a beautiful two-story cloister worth
The Núria valley is a wonderful picturesque area for
the nature lovers. But it is only accessible by a