A Land of Counts and Abbots
A fascinating journey to Catalonia's origins
The cultural and natural heritage of the Baix Ripollès, an area closely linked to the period when the country was being forged.
With the monastery of Ripoll and the convent of Sant Joan de les Abadesses, founded by Count Wilfred the Hairy of Barcelona in the 9th century, as its stars, the Terra de Comtes i Abats (Land of Counts and Abbots) project offers visitors a fascinating journey through a region packed with sites linked to this period when the country was being forged. Spots where history, culture, religion and art have all made an extremely rich mark in terms of heritage, along with the testimony of extraordinary figures and events waiting to be rediscovered.
Land of Counts and Abbots takes in the heritage sites of Ripoll, Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Campdevànol and Gombrèn. All these places, home to world-class monasteries and other heritage, have also put in place the infrastructure necessary to create a first-class product for visitors, including information centres and museum spaces, as well as using specific signposting.