Santa Maria Review
Decorated with a pageant of biblical figures, the 12th-century doorway to the church is one of Catalonia's great works of Romanesque art, crafted as a triumphal arch by stone masons and sculptors of the Roussillon school, which was centered around French Catalonia and the Pyrenees. You can pick up a guide to the figures surrounding the portal in the nearby Centro de Interpretación del Monasterio, in Placa de l'Abat. The center has an interactive exhibition that explains the historical, cultural, and religious relevence of this cradle of Catalonia. It also provides information about guided tours.
- Address: Pl. Monasterio s/n, Ripoll, 17500
- Phone: 972/704203
- Cost: Cloister and door €3, museum €4, Centro de Interpretación del Monasterio (exhibition) €2
- Hours: Cloister daily 10–1 and 3–6 (to 7 Mar.–end Sept.); museum Tues.–Sat. 10–1:30 and 4–6, Sun. 10–2; Centro de Interpretación del Monasterio Tues.–Sun. 9:30–1:30 and 4–6 (7 Mar.–end Sept)
- Location: Ripoll