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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 new Centro de Interpretación del Monasterio in Placa de l'Abat nearby, which also has an interactive exhibition that explains the historical, cultural and religious relevence of this "cradle" of Catalonia. It also provides information about guided tours.

    Contact Information

  • 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
Updated: 06-12-2013

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