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Ripoll is the capital of the comarca of Ripollès, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. It is located on confluence of the Ter River and its tributary Freser, next to the Pyrenees near the French border. The population was 11,057 in 2009.The first traces of humans inhabiting the area date from the Bronze Age and can be seen in form of dolmens such as those found in El Sot de Dones Mortes or in Pardinella. This area was later used by peoples from the Atlantic culture to store bronze weapons and as a passway from the Catalan Central Depression to the Pyrenees. The area also has tombs from the late Roman occupation age and some belonging to the Visigoths.It has a famous Benedictine monastery built in the Romanesque style, Santa Maria de Ripoll, founded by the count Wilfred the Hairy in 879. The count used it as a centre to repopulate the region after conquering it. In the High Middle Ages, its castle, the Castle of Saguardia, located in the county of Les Llosses was ruled by the Saguàrdia family, of which Ponç de la Guàrdia was a famous troubadour.Plan your vacation with our Spain online trip planner and discover the best things to do in Ripoll.
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Montserrat Tour with Lunch and Gourmet Wine Tasting (Private Tour Optional) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $120
Duration: 10 hours
Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines (Private Tour Optional) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $90
Duration: 7 hours
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