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SANTUARI OF BELLMUNT
The Bellmunt Sanctuary is located located at 1,246 meters of altitude . “The hermitage in the suspended sky” as Jacinto Verdaguer used to say. We have the first reference at 1,219 and it offers one of the most extensive panoramic views of the region of Osona and the south of Ripollès . On clear days you can even see the mountains of Montserrat, the Pyrenees and the summit of Pedraforca. In Bellmunt there is a restaurant and inn . It is accessed from San Pere by road, up to about 200 meters from the monastery.
We review the remains of numerous ruined castles such as: Castell de los Torelló, distance: 7.6 km (San Vicenç T.) Castell de Vilar or la Viñeta, distance: 8.6 km (Sant Pere de Torelló) Castell de Orís, distance: 13.1 km Castell de Besora, distance: 23.3 km, on Santa Maria de Besora. The Castell de Montequiu , (distance: 21.1 km) is rehabilitated and there are dramatized visits and various activities.
BRIDGES OF THE RIERA AND TARGARONA
Both bridges were part of the bridle paths that the people of Sant Pere de Torelló used to go to other places in the region of Osona, Vidrá or La Garrotxa. The Riera bridge, Romanesque style , is located within the Mas La Riera estate. Due to the downpour of 1940, the bridge suffered some damage, which was later amended. A bridge that was part of a transhumant road. The Targarona bridge It is three semicircular arches and the bases of the bridge are made of worked stone, while the rest is built with stones from the river itself. It is located on the road to Sant Pere in Mas Vinyoles and was recently restored.
In the farm of La Riera, property of the Sant Pere de Torelló City Council and declared of public utility , there is a marked itinerary. This itinerary will allow you to know its most characteristic elements, such as the Font de la Figuera, La de la Riera or the Romanesque-style bridge . Along the way, you will find posters interpreting the natural environment as well as a representative sample of the trees and shrubs in the area. They can also learn about the reproduction of some of the animals that live in this natural environment. The area has a picnic area, as well as a camping ground known as El Serrat (the use of which requires municipal permission). In summer there are also some nice pools in the Ges river where you can take a dip.
SALT DEL MOLÍ
This waterfall is at the head of the river Ges and is about 15m. tall. The route to Salt del Molí begins in front of the Vidrà sports center, and continues along a well-marked path to the spectacular waterfall. An ideal excursion to do with family or friends, suitable for everyone. Note of interest: Near the pavilion there is a great picnic area and a playground.
A magical place with a 20 meter high waterfall that falls into a beautiful pool surrounded by an amphitheater of rock walls, one of them with a large hole that reveals the forest on the other side. Legend has it that in the depths of the Foradada pool live the “women of water”, a kind of very beautiful fairies that appear on the surface on full moon nights to wash their clothes, comb their long hair and enjoy the air. cool of the night.
La Fageda de la Grevolosa, a forest with beech trees that exceed 30 meters in height, with some specimens more than 200 years old and cataloged by the Generalitat. In this beech forest there is also a great natural diversity , both flora and fauna. A place of great beauty and biological interest. It is accessed from the Sant Pere road to the Bracons coll, after La Vola (leaving on the right)
NATURAL PARK OF LA GARROTXA VOLCANIC ZONE
The Garrotxa Volcanic Zone is the best example of the volcanic landscape of the Iberian Peninsula . Has some forty volcanic cones and more than 20 lava flows . Its orography, soil and climate provide it with a varied vegetation, often exuberant, with holm oak, oak and beech forests of exceptional landscape value. Without a doubt the best known is “Fageda d´en Jordà” . In the capital of La Garrotxa, Olot, has become popular , in recent years the “ volcanic kitchen “.
Reservoir that stores and channels water from the river Ter and is located within the Guilleries- * Savassona Natural Area . Is a excellent place for hiking, observing flora and fauna and for practicing water sports . One of the best known pictures of the swamp occurs when the water level drops and the bell tower of Sant Romà de Sau . We highlight the visit to Monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres .
IBERIAN VILLAGE OF LA ESQUERDA
An Iberian village of the Ausetans tribe was set up at this place due to its excellent strategic characteristics to defensed and control the territory. The wide chronological breadth gives great importance to the site, together with its 12-hectare area and the good condition of its buildings, which show the urban development in the different periods. In 2006 it was declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest by the Generalitat de Catalunya.
SANCTUARY OF CABRERA
The Sanctuary of Cabrera is located on top of Collsacabra, close to Cantonigròs. It is located on 1.300 meters high, watchtower with spectacular views of the Vic plain. There are many routes to climb to the Sanctuary of Cabrera; from Cantonigròs there is a 12 km route. Before arriving to the sanctuary there is a nice rustic restaurant where you can eat, we recommend a pre booking.
GORG OF MOLÍ DEL MURRIS
The beautiful gorg of Molí dels Murris is located near the town of Les Planes d’Hostoles in the Garrotxa country.
Ideal excursion is ideal to be done with children, as it is short almost fast route. In summer time, you can take a refreshing bath.
VIEW POINT MORRO DE L'ABELLA
This impressive viewpoint that offers fantastic views of the Sau reservoir, is located near the village of Tavertet, in the Osona country. The tour can be done in 15 minutes from the parking lot.
Note: You’ll have to pay a 2€ ticket per person to do the route, as a contribution to the maintenance of the area.
Nearby there are two charming villages worth visiting, Tavertet and Rupit, with restauration offer.
ARBORETUM MAS JOAN
In the picturesque village of Espinelves, known for the “Fira de l’Avet”, there is the “Arboretum Mas Joan”, a farm where we can find the largest concentration of monumental trees in Catalonia. A place with a lot of history, where we will see species from all over the world such as redwoods, cedars, etc. Many of them are more than 100 years old.
EL CAMÍ OLIBA
“El Camí Oliba” is a route of Romanesque art that connects the regions of Bages, Moianès, Osona and Ripollès, using IXth century figure of Abbot Oliba as a common thread. It can be done by walking, bicycle or car.
SECTION 1: MONTSERRAT MONASTERY – MANRESA – VIC
SECTION 2: VIC – RIPOLL – SANT JOAN DE LES ABADESSES
SECTION 3: SANT JOAN – LES BASSES DE PUIG SEC
VARIANT SECTION GR-151.1
TAVERTET (LINK GR-151) – SANT JOAN DE LES ABADESSES
VIC EPISCOPAL MUSEUM
The Episcopal Museum was inaugurated in 1891 and for more than a hundred years it has continued its mission to preserve, study, display and disseminate its collections of exceptional value.
A magnificent collection of masterpieces of Romanesque and Catalan Gothic painting and sculpture, along with outstanding collections of archeology, goldsmithing, weaving, wrought iron, glass and ceramics. A fund of exceptional value made up of more than 29,000 pieces.
Vic preserves an important monumental and historical complex that reaches from Roman times to the present day. The oldest monument is the Roman temple but, without a doubt, the most outstanding is its Cathedral.
Consecrated to San Pedro, it was the center around which the town center was developed at the end of the 9th century, Vicus Ausonae, from which the name Vic comes. We also highlight in Vic the theater / performing arts center of La Atlàntida with an extensive cultural program.
In Sant Pere de Torelló and throughout the Ges Valley, the wood-turning industry has been, and still is, an economic activity of great importance. The manufacture of spinning tops, bowling pins and other toys, bars or knobs and other pieces for furniture have brought wealth to the area, making the noble boxwood serve very often.
In this small new museum you will find manufactured pieces, machinery and stories from this flat of local history. And take the opportunity to stroll through the historic center of this industrial town in Alto Ter.