Romanesque art

Romanesque Architecture Tour

Visit some of Catalonia's most important romanesque heritage

On the Romanesque Architecture Tour you will experience some of Catalonia's most important romanesque monuments. North of Barcelona you will see three citites and three monuments: the stunning portal of the Santa María Basicila in Ripoll, the monastery in Sant Joan de les Abadeses and the fortified city of Cardona with the famous Sant Vicenç de Cardona church, to the north west. At the same time you will enjoy some charming cities and a local meal in a cozy restaurant.

Itinerary suggestion for the Romanesque Architecture Tour

9:00 Pick up at hotel
11:00: visit to the monatery of Sant Joan de les Abadeses
12:30 visit to Santa María de Ripoll and lunch in local restaurant
15:30: visit to Cardona, the castle and the church
19:00: drop off at the hotel in Barcelona

Sant Joan de les Abadeses
We visit the church that was originally built in 887 by Wilfred the Hairy, the founder of Catalonia. Also you will be able to see the famous sculptur group, la desención (see photo below).


Cardona is a charming village built around a fortified hill. In cardona you will be able to see several monuments: the castle, the Sant Maguel church and the Sant Vicenç de Cardona. The last building is pure romanesque in style.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel or another place in Barcelona.

The church is foremost famous for it impressive romanesque portal - the most important sculptural work from the romanesque period to be seen in Catalonia. The portal tells the story about Moses but blends it with local myth and motives.
Details and prices for the Romanesque Architecture Tour
The tour to the architecture of the romanesque period can be arranged for private groups of minimum 8 people.

The duration of the Romanesque Architecture Tour
4 hours (the tour can be customized).

Prices of the Romanesque Tour from Barcelona
Prices from
32 €
per person for a private tour to the Romanesque architecture with a private English speaking guide, a comfortable air-conditioned bus and a drive. No entrances are included in the price.

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