Ripoll Travel Guide

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The ancient monastery

The ancient monastery


Ripoll is a small town which can be reached by bus from Girona, if you plan carefully involving a circular route via or by train from Barcelona when it is worth getting off a train to Ribes de Fresser on route for Nuria and look at the 9th-10th century monastery here before taking a later train onwards.

Take a long visit and enjoy Ripoll romanesque style Royal Monastry, also named the Catalonia craddle as a remembering of Count Wifredus the hairy, who first expulsed out Al Andalus morabbians from these pyrenes mountains lands at Xth Century, impulsing the cristianism and repopulation.

Also enjoy river Ter and river Freser confluation just in the middle of Ripoll village, an unique and lovely landscape image. Enjoy walking, fishing, hiking, biking... arround Ripoll surroundings, full of green mountains and little romanesques churches and farmhouses. Green path old railway allows you to walk or bike along it  from Ripoll to sea side in Costa Brava to reach Sant feliu de Guixols fishermen village, across Olot vulcanus area and nature park and Girona city natural surroundings.

Up from Ripoll you can expend full day journeys visiting Nuria Valley, Ull de Ter river borning, and full of more than 2500 meters altitude peaks, the eastern Pyrenes ridge.

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October 27, 2004 new by davidx

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