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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the effort to visit this ancient monastery dating back to 8th century. The small town of Ripoll is a fine example of Catalan architecture with lot of winding streets, plaza’s and cafe’s. Most enjoyable trip even in winter months....but wrap up as it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Nice atraction to see, I love that romanesque Monastery and the portal from XI centuri is really a masterpiece of art, the cloister is amazing

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlexSolerL
Reviewed July 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tkuzniar
Reviewed May 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sandra L
Reviewed March 14, 2018

A visit to this monastery is a must if visiting Ripoll. A very large and impress structure, very well controlled and maintained. a lot of history here and you need to take your time wandering around.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Paddy-Relle
Reviewed October 17, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank stuart m
Reviewed October 5, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 25, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank SUNTAN47
Reviewed June 7, 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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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