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We had a great time visiting this monastery in Ripoll. The self-guided tour starts with an audio-visual presentation (in either of 4 languages), and then proceeds to a visit to a gallery. Then, you can visit the church with a famous portal from the 12th...More
This is an impressive building which has a prominent tower and dominates the central square of the town. Unfortunately, we were only having a short break in Ripoll and discovered that the Monastery didn't open until later that afternoon. Consequently, we were unable to see...More
Hi, if only all staff were so polite and efficient. First the Info Centre adjacent and admission free as Saint's Day. However somewhat busy and noisy. Excellent loaned brochure in English and the VIC explained & the Monastery/ Church next door. Excellent free brochure detailing...More
The famous portal is beautifully displayed and well preserved. The museum is interesting but would benefit from English translations of the labels for those who do not wish to use the audio guide. The cloisters are beautiful but seriously marred by the pigeon droppings that...More
When you are traveling to Ripoll you might be interested on tracking, climbing mountains and the incredible landscapes. But visiting Ripoll, and dedicating some time to the benedictine monastery becomes a must.
It is not only because of it is part of the history of...More
Visited as part of a tour group. We had an official guide who was very knowledgeable but we would have preferred to wander around by ourselves.
You can be given so much information you start to "drift away".
I loved this building , it was...More