The Paths of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba

Art and culture route
The paths of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba is a route through the Romanesque art which links up the counties of Bages, Osona and Ripollès using the Bishop and abbot Oliba as the common linking connection.

The paths of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba is a route through the Romanesque art which links up the counties of Bages, Osona and Ripollès using the Bishop and abbot Oliba as the common linking connection.

Of all the architectural and artistic tendencies that have existed up to the present day, there is no doubt that the most wide-spread is the Romanesque. The counties of Osona, el Bages and Ripollès are the counties most representative of this huge heritage. All of the cities or town in our counties have, or have had, a church or other type of building constructed in this style. Romanesque art brings us together and gives meaning to this project. Therefore Romanesque art and architecture are present as an integrating force in “Catalunya Central”, and they constitute an ideal reason for reconsidering the importance of each part of the territory, getting to know the landscape, the cuisine, the traditions and all that Central Catalunya can offer tourism.

The principal examples of Romanesque art found along the “paths of the Bishop and abbot Oliba” are:

The Episcopal Museum of Vic: the Episcopal Museum of Vic holds a magnificent collection of Romanesque paintings and sculpture master pieces, and works from the Catalan gothic epoch.

The monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres: Sant Pere de Casserres is one of the most important buildings of Catalan Romanesque architecture. Concretely it belonged to the Benedict order of Osona.

The monastery of Ripoll: the monastery of Santa Maria was founded around 879 by count Guifré el Pilós (Wilfred the Hairy). It was fundamental in the development of Romanesque architecture. Its restoration between 1863 and 1893 mark the period of plenitude and then the end of the Catalan renaissance movement.

The Monastery of Sant Joan de les Abadesses: The monastery was founded around 885 by the count Guifré el Pilós and destined for his daughter Emma. It profoundly influenced the life of the village.
The importance of its library, archives and the book of songs of the trobadors, Catalan medieval poets, bear witness to the important cultural life in the monastery.
  • Classification of the route: Gothic and Romanesque, History, Cultural route
  • Means of transport: On foot
  • Level of difficulty: Beginners, Beginners
  • Circuit distance: 239,54 km
  • Length of stay: 18 días (1 etapa por día)
  • Uphill (m): 8602
  • Downhill: 7657
  • Visiting season: All year round
  • Route administrator: Associació de Rutes del Romànic
  • Tourist offices: L'Estany, Manresa, Monistrol de Montserrat, Sant Julià de Vilatorta, Tavèrnoles, Tavertet, Vic, Vilanova de Sau, Rupit i Pruit, Camprodon, Ripoll, Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Vallfogona de Ripollès, Navarcles, Artés, Folgueroles, Montesquiu
  • Province: Barcelona, Girona
  • Region: Bages, Osona, Ripollès
  • Places of interest: Montserrat, Museo Comarcal de Manresa, Basílica Colegiata de Santa Maria de la Seu, Sant Benet de Bages, Monasterio de Sant Pere de Casserres, Monasterio de Santa Maria de l'Estany, Museo Episcopal de Vic, Rupit, Monasterio de Ripoll, Monasterio de Sant Joan de les Abadesses
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WHAT IS AROUND HERE?
The Paths of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba
  • The Paths of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba

  • Address:Street Historiador Ramon d’Abadal i de Vinyals, 5

  • 08550 Vic

  • Barcelona / Paisatges Barcelona

  • The Paths of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba
  • The Paths of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba

  • Address: Street Historiador Ramon d’Abadal i de Vinyals, 5

  • 08550 Vic

  • Barcelona / Paisatges Barcelona

  • Telephone:938 851 715

  • Mobile:646 295 701

  • E-mail:camioliba@gmail.com

  • Web:http://www.camioliba.cat