ROMANTIC VILLAGES: A DAY IN THE HEART OF CATALONIA
In the heart of Catalonia, we find Vic, considered to be one of the more quintessential Catalan centres, both because the locals have especially strong Catalan pride, and also because it’s near the Ripoll area, the cradle of Catalan history. Vic is defined by its elegant, enormous Plaça Major, ringed by historic, porticoes buildings, which features a colorful food market twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays).
Benedictine Monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres, will be your next stop, located on a cliff and surrounded by the waters of Sau dam. this Romanesque Monastery has been there since the 11th century and it is considered one of the most important and beautiful Romanesque monuments in Catalonia.
Finally, let yourself be captivated by the romantic village of Rupit. A charming medieval village with narrow streets, rock-carved steps and stone houses in a gorgeous natural scenery where you will be able to travel back in time to the 16th and 17th century when the Catalan Robin Hood, Serrallonga, used to hide from the medieval police after stealing from the rich.
This will be your itinerary:
You will be picked up at 8:30 am with our comfortable car or minivan. At around 09:30 and you will arrive at Vic, where your guide will introduce you the main sites and the local history and then you’ll have some free time to stroll around the beautiful streets, do some shopping or enjoy a coffee at the main square. At around 11:30 am we’ll drive up the cliff to visit the Monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres and enjoy the stunning views. Afterwards, at around 13 pm we’ll drive for around 1 hour to the charming stone-carved village of Rupit, where you will have a tasty traditional meal. After the lunch, you’ll have time to explore this lovely village with your guide and you will head back to Barcelona at around 17 pm and arrive at Barcelona center at 19 pm.
Monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved.
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately