The residence of the Abbey of Sant Joan de les Abadesses

The residence of the abbots; it dates back to the twelfth and fifteenth centuries. The coat of arms that is still preserved on the majority of the internal columns is of Arnau de Villalba, the abbot who had the residence extended. The sala tosca (tosca room) is another highlight. In a poetic anachronism the poet Joan Maragall made the building the scenario for the legend of the count Arnau. There is a permanent exposition “Romanesque art: a tour round Ripollès county”.

Practical information

From Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm.
Sunday from 10am to 2pm de 10 a 14 h

Tourist office in Sant Joan de les Abadesses