It is common and recommended to make trips to disconnect from the routine of everyday life. Discover new places and enjoy their charms. In these lines we propose a trip to Camprodon, a paradise 120 kilometers from Barcelona, belonging to Girona.
Short Trip to Camprodon
It is located in the region of Ripollés, in the Catalan province of Girona. It has a tourist tradition rooted in hiking and rural tourism. It is crossed by two rivers, perfect for soaking in summer. Meanwhile, in the winter the great snowfalls make it the perfect place to practice sports such as skiing.
What to see in Camprodon
It is a very rich region in terms of heritage, since the foundation dates back to the 12th century. Among the most emblematic places you will find the Monastery of San Pedro. Built in the mid-tenth century by Wilfredo II of Besalú, by order of the Benedictine. The architectural style is Romanesque with a Latin cross, with an octagonal dome supporting the bell tower, and a central apse. The combination is amazing.
The New Bridge dates back to the 12th century, built to cross the River Ter. It underwent some modifications in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, crossing it will take you back to classical times. Another place is the Church of Santa María, which although it was built in Romanesque style, has Gothic modifications in the arches of the central nave, and a chapel annexed in Baroque style.
The Font Nova promenade and the Maristany promenade run along the central axes of the first homes of the bourgeoisie who spent the summer at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. In addition, it is considered one of the most beautiful walks of the entire Catalan community, you can not miss it. Also, when you walk through its streets do not forget to appreciate its wonderful fountains, which were designed to bring freshness to the summers.
What to do in Camprodon
It is the perfect place for mountain hiking and winter sports. Thus, it is also an ideal place for you to relax and recover the strength lost in the day to day. The surrounding places are also amazing.
You can visit the villages of Beget, Setcases, or Rocabruna. They are simply beautiful and evoke a past time where tranquility and tranquility prevail. In addition, near Camprodon there is Campdevanol, considered one of the most incredible sites in Catalonia with the well-known Ruta dels 7 Gorgs.
How to get to Camprodon from Barcelona
Camprodón is located 131 kilometers from Barcelona to the north, towards the border with France. If you are going by car, starting from Portal del Ángel, you should take the exit towards AP7 to Girona and France, and join the C-33 in the left lane. Take exit 2 towards C-17 about 5 kilometers and get in the right lane until the exit N260. Finally take exit C38 and at the roundabout take the fourth exit towards Ronda Mas Ventós until you reach Camprodon.
If you go by public transport, you have the option of going by train with the R3 line towards Puigcerdá to Ripoll and continue by road the remaining 25 kilometers, or go by direct bus with the company Teisa.
Enjoying nature in the Pyrenean mountain range is one of the privileges offered by Camprodon, as well as its heritage, gastronomy and the kindness of its inhabitants. A place where you can enjoy a well-deserved rest.