Camprodon

Camprodon

Camprodon is a small medieval village in the heart of the valley that takes the same name, in the Pyrenees of Girona. Leading exponents of this old time, the Roman Bridge or Pont Nou (new bridge) (s. XII) and the Monastery of Sant Pere (s. X-XII) still remain.

Camprodon has a long tourism tradition. The town became a summer resort of the Catalan bourgeoisie in the mid-twentieth century. Many buildings from this time are also preserved, such as Hotel Camprodon, Maristany Promenade, or the Font Nova (new fountain).

Nowadays, it is a bustling village with shops and many activities throughout the year.

Other towns on Camprodon Valley

Other towns on Camprodon Valley

Camprodon Valley is full of picturesque and romantic towns. One of the clearest examples is Beget, with its church of San Cristobal which houses the Beget Majesty, a 12th century Roman polychrome carving of Christ 2 meter high.
Another town to highlight is Molló, with its imposing church of Santa Cecilia, and Fabert i Espinavell neighborhoods.
Heading towards Vallter valley, you will find Llanars, a sunny, small and very quiet village located on a plain that makes the little village a great place for a stroll at any time of the year. Further north, Vilallonga de Ter is found on the banks of the river Ter. Tregurà is one of its neighborhoods, a very small village hanging over the mountains. Then, La Roca and Abella neighbourhoods both have splendid views over the valley.
The last village before Vallter is Setcases, is a small tourist resort highly frequented throughout the year.
Bordering the valley to the south is Sant Pau de Seguries, which is found on the beginning of the Roman Road to the Vianya Valley.

Vall de Núria (Nuria valley)

Vall de Núria (Nuria valley)

Also in Ripollès region, and located on the Ribes valley, one finds Vall de Nuria, a sanctuary on a typically Pyrenean valley surrounded by very popular and astounding mountains.
Nuria valley can be reached by railway, and it is a popular starting point for hikers and skiers through all seasons.

In the winter, there are ski slopes and recreational facilities to spend a very nice day out with your family.

Ripoll

Ripoll

Ripoll is the capital of the Ripollès region, and a city with rich historical heritage. Here, one can find one of the most important examples of Romanesque art in Catalonia, especially so for its historical significance: Santa Maria de Ripoll monastery. Founded by Wilfred the Hairy (year 879), was a prolific cultural center of medieval Catalonia and considered the start of Old Catalonia. Its main portal (s. XII) is considered one of the most important Romanesque monuments in the world.

La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park

La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park

Camprodon is near La Garrotxa region, an area well known for its 40 volcanoes and over 20 lava flow. These very characteristic mountain shapes surround the town of Olot, and are part of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park.

In La Garrotxa, one will also find the Fageda d’en Jorda, a beech forest exceptional for having grown on lava flow (creating a fairy-tale landscape) and having done so at an exceptionally high altitude.

Fairs and festivals in Camprodon

Fairs and festivals in Camprodon

The village of Camprodon is one of the most tourist-oriented towns of the Pyrenees, with many visitors all year round. Some times to highlight in terms of cultural importance are Easter (with the 30-year-old procession of the Holy Mysteries), the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Christmas and New Year’s.

There are two important and very popular pilgrimages not to miss in Camprodon: in June 13, there is a gathering at Sant Antoni chapel, with a mass celebration and Sardana (traditional Catalan dance). On October 13, the pilgrimage moves to El Remei chapel.

Eating well in Camprodon

Eating well in Camprodon

Ripollès traditional gastronomy is a cuisine typically from mountain areas, including mushrooms, pork sausages, cheeses, game, beef and lamb.

These valuable products feed the menu of local restaurants. Gastronomy groups like Fogons de la Vall de Ribes or Cuines de la Vall de Camprodon bring together some of the most authentic restaurants of the area. At Hotel Camprodon, for example, we offer seasonal menus and we collaborate with gastronomy tours in our area.