The main Romanesque features that can be seen along the Oliba trail are:

SANTA MARIA BASILICA COLLEGIATE OF MANRESA

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The See is one of the most representative examples of the Catalan Gothic and it is also a symbol of the Bages district capital, work of Berenguer de Montagut. The Cathedral is also of great interest for the works of art preserved in the interior, especially the set of Gothic altarpieces.
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Prices:

Guided tour : 6€
Entrance feel: 4€
Reduced entrance fee  (students, senior citizens and local citizens): 2€
Free for under 16-year-olds.

Opening times:

Workdays: from 10.45AM to 1.30 PM and 4.00 PM to 7 PM.

Weekends and holidays from 10.45AM to 2.00PM and 5.00PM to 7.00PM

A guided tour is available every Saturday at 11.00AM

MONASTERY OF SANTA MARIA DE L’ESTANY

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It is situated where, more than 900 years ago, a canon comunity decided to settled to follow the rules of Saint Agustí. It became the parrish of Santa Maria de l’Estany more than three decades ago. At present what remains is the church as well as the museum rooms andthe extraordinary Romanesque cloister, a jewel of the religious sculpture in international terms.

Entrance fees:

General fee: 3.50€

Reduced fee:  (for the retired, unemployed, disabled, teachers, students and walkers): 3€

Reduced fee for groups of more than 15 people: 2,50€

Under 12-year-olds:  free

Opening times:

From Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00AM to 14.00AM

Guided visit for groups: information and bookings (00) (34) 93 830 30 40

EPISCOPAL MUSEUM OF VIC | OLIBA ESPACE

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

Entrance fee:

Entrada individual – 8 €

Yearly fee– 12 € (Free entrance during a year from the date of purchase).

Reduced fee for groups- 5 € (From 15 people up)

Reduced fee – 5 € (Retired and unemployed people, children and teenagers between 10 and 18 years old, the disabled including the carer, holders of student cards, ‘carnet jove’ holders, holders of ‘familia nombrosa’ (more than three children) or ‘single parent’ card holders, and holders of the TV3 club card TR3SC.

Free entrance (Under 10 year-olds, membres of ICOM and the Association of Museologists, the first Thursday of every month (except holidays and local festivities), the 18th of May (International day of Museums), the 5th of July (Vic’s town festival), students (with accredited investigation studies, the MEV staff, Civil servant teachers and professors who work for the Catalan government, The Generalitat of Catalonia, Friends of the National Museum of Art of Catalunya and accredited journalists.

 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

General fee – 3 €

Ticket for main museum  + temporary exhibition.  – 8 €

Ticket for reduced free for main museum + temporary exhibition.– 5 €

 

Opening times:

From Tuesday to Friday from 10AM to 7PM (April to September).

From Tuesday to Friday from 10AM to 1PM and from 3PM to 6PM (October to March).

Saturday from 10AM to 7PM

Sunday and local or national holidays (10AM to 2PM)

The museum closes on Mondays; the 1st and 6th of January; Easter Monday and the 25th and 26th of December. Tickets are on sale up to half an hour before closing time.

MONASTERY OF SANT PERE DE CASSERRES

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

Entrance fee:

Standard: 3€

Reduced: 1.5€

Free for under 7-year-olds.

Opening times:

From the 1st of June to the 30th of September from 10AM to 7.30PM

From the 1st of October to the 31st of May from 10AM to 5PM

Tickets are sold up to 30 minutes before closure.

MONASTERY OF RIPOLL

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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.

Prices:

Standard entrance fee: 6.80€

Discounted entrance fees:

Under 25 and over 65 anys: 5.00€

4 to 12 year-olds: 2.75€

 

Standard: 6.80€

Groups of up to 20, retired or unemployed people, young people between 13 and 25, people visiting with someone who has permanent residence in  Ripoll, ‘large family’ card holders or ‘single parent’ card holders: 5.00€

Children between 5 and 12 years old: 2.75€

Schools: 2.5€

* Please enquire for these discounts:

Under 5 year-olds, Ripoll residents, all Ripollès schools, accredited members of ICOM, Official guides accredited by the Catalan Government.

Guided tours in Catalan or Castilian for up to 30 people: 70€/group (the entrance fee is not included)

Guided tours in English or French for up to 30 people: 80€/group (the entrance fee is not included).

 

Groups must book beforehand.

MONASTERY OF SANT JOAN DE LES ABADESSES

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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.

Entrance fee:

Standard entrance fee: 3€

Reduced Entrance fee (groups, school children and retired people) : 2€

Free entry for children under 12s.

Opening times:

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.

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