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PLACES OF SPECIAL NATURAL ATTRACTION

An environment full of beauty and experiences

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.

CASTLES

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.

RIERA AREA

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 DE 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.

ROCA FORADADA

A magical place with a 20-meter high waterfall which 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.

GREVOLOSA FOREST

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 ".

SAU SWAMP

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 .

PLACES OF SPECIAL CULTURAL ATTRACTION

VIC EPISCOPAL MUSEUM
VIC EPISCOPAL MUSEUM

The Episcopal Museum It was inaugurated in 1891 and for more than a hundred years it has continued its mission to preserve, study, display and disseminate its funds of exceptional value.

A magnificent collection of masterpieces of painting and sculpture from Romanesque and Catalan Gothic , along with some outstanding collections of archeology, goldsmithing, weaving, forging, glass and ceramics . A fund of exceptional value made up of more than 29,000 pieces.

VIC CATHEDRAL
VIC CATHEDRAL

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 Saint Peter, it was the center around which the town center 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.

TORNERÍA MUSEUM

In Sant Pere de Torelló and throughout the Valle del Ges the wood turning industry has been, and still is, a 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 little new museum will find manufactured parts, machinery and histories of this flat of local history. And take the opportunity to stroll through the historic center of this industrial town in Alto Ter.

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