Distance and time: Sant Joan de les Abadesses-Camprodon (15,7km-18min) | Camprodon-Molló (7,5km – 10min)
Its church is one of the Jewels of Catalan Romanesque Art, the ‘Extremely Saintly Mystery’ or Santíssim Misteri,’ a historic must for pilgrimage. Founded in 885 by Guifré el Pelós and led by his own daughter, Emma, and the Abbot Oliba was greatly influential in obliging the convent to cease to be for women, due to the accusation that the nuns were leading a dishonest life.
Car Parking: Free.
Nearby services: The monastery is in the centre of the village, which means there are places to stay, restaurants and shops at hand.
Standard entrance fee: 3€
Reduced Entrance fee (groups, school children and retired people) : 2€
Free entry for children under 12s.
November, December, January and February: Weekdays from 10AM to 2PM. Saturdays and local and national holidays from 10AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM.
March, April and October: Weekdays, Saturdays and local and national holidays from 10AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM.
May, June and September: Weekdays, Saturdays and local and national holidays from 10AM to 2PM and 4PM to 7PM. Further information:
At Sant Joan de les Abadesses, you must also visit the Abbey Palace, and the Malatosca Gorge. For more information please visit: www.santjoandelesabadesses.cat
MONASTERY OF SANT PERE (ST. PETER) DE CAMPRODON
- Adress: Carrer Monestir, 2, 17867 Camprodon, Girona
- Contact: www.valldecamprodon.cat
- GPS Coordinates: N 42º 18’ 52.637” E 2º 22’ 3.941”
The Benedictine Monastery was active from the 10th century to 1835. It was the most influential religious centre of the Camprodon Valley, and one of the most active of the Girona Pyrenees.
It is included as a listed and protected site (Bé Cultural d’Interès Nacional (BCIN) in the Inventory of Catalan Architectural Heritage.
Car parking: Free nearby car parks.
Nearby services: Camprodon has various cafés and restaurants.
The church is not open to the public.
CHURCH OF SANTA CECÍLIA DE MOLLÓ (ST.CECILIA)
- Adress: Carrer de l’Església, 9, 17868 Molló, Girona
- Contact: 649 563 321
- GPS Coordinates: N 42º 20’ 55.458” E 2º 24’ 10.661”
The church is documented as dating from the 10th century. The main doorway, as well as another doorway fashioned in the style of the ancient architectural school of Rosselló, give credit to this fact.
-Car parking: Free car parks nearby.
Nearby services: The monastery is located in the middle of town, therefore close to places to stay, restaurants and shops.