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Vic and Ripoll in Barcelona, Spain

 
 

Vic 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 Catalonia.

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 seeing.

The Núria valley is a wonderful picturesque area for the nature lovers. But it is only accessible by a rack-rail train.

 
 

How to Get there?

By road
N-152 Barcelona-Puigcerdà

By rail
RENFE line Barcelona-Puigcerdà from Estació de Sants railway station.

 
 

 
 
 
 
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