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Monestir de Santa Maria de Ripoll

Placa del Monestir | Placa Abat Oliba s/n, 17500 Ripoll, Spain
+34 972 70 23 51
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A delightful stop on our tour of Romanesque Catalonia.

The famous portal is beautifully displayed and well preserved. The museum is interesting but would... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
stuart m
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Lisbon, Portugal
The catalonian big bang explained by a building

When you are traveling to Ripoll you might be interested on tracking, climbing mountains and the... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Xavier V
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Placa del Monestir | Placa Abat Oliba s/n, 17500 Ripoll, Spain
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

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

Thank stuart m
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Xavier V
Reviewed 25 June 2017

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

Thank SUNTAN47
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Largely intact but often modified, this abbey is very impressive. It was built initially in 880 and contains a number of artifacts. It is certainly worth exploring while in Ripoll.

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Nice monastery in the center of Ripoll, with a beautiful ancient carved entrance door. The garden and the tombs under the altar can be visited too.

Thank Suzy N
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The carved façade and the cloister, both from the 12th century, are impressive -- and very photogenic. The quiet and dark basilica is impressively austere and chilly, perfect for a sunny day break. Ipads with extra info are available from the tourism office next door,...More

Thank abg082
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The jewel of this abbey is the main gate and the cloister. It is a must see if you are in the zone and like medieval architecture and art.

Thank Flren
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A very interesting place to visit. Part of the entrance fee gains you access to exhibits which shows you the restoration and repairs to the monastery. Beautiful Madonna and child painting/icon. The cloisters and garden are lovely. Well worth a visit.

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This monastery has been restored trying to maintain its original magnificence, and its peaceful cloister makes the visit worthwhile. But one thing makes it a must if you are in the neighborhood, and that is the Portal of Santa Maria of Ripoll, a marvel from...More

Thank Hector R
Reviewed 12 August 2016

a Short interesting site, the children also liked it, located at the centre of ripoll. I saw bigger & more impressive monestirs before, but this one is also nice to visit

Thank Odelia27
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