Ribes de Freser

Province: Girona | Shire: Ripollès | Inhabitants: 1.810 | Extension: 41,9 Km2 | Altitude: 912 m

Ribes de Freser, the capital of Vall de Ribes, is today a privileged place for summer holidays and mountain tourism. The cool and pleasant climate of the summer, the beauty of its surroundings, the springs of mineral water, the proximity to the large ski resorts, the good accessibility, the good food and the quality trade have made the town, since the beginning of the 20th century, a tourist destination to live an unhurried experience in the middle of nature.

At present, and together with the Valley, it maintains its own and very defined idiosyncrasy in the Ripollès region. The visit to the aggregate nuclei of Bruguera, Batet, Ribes Altes and Ventolà allows a better understanding of the reality of the municipality.

The town was born under the protection of the Castle of Sant Pere and around the parish church of Santa Maria. The place is documented for the first time in the 10th century. In medieval times it was a royal town that belonged to the county of Cerdanya, where it formed the Ribes subveguería.

Traditionally, it had lived on agriculture and mining until, at the end of the 19th century, it fully entered into the industrial revolution with the installation of paper mills and textile industrial colonies. The crisis of the 1970s led to the choice of a tourist conversion of the Valley, but without abandoning the roots of livestock and agricultural activity.

Ribes de Freser offers you a range of recreational activities from climbing the via ferrata, walking along its Itinerànnia network trails, resting and enjoying the panoramic views from its scenic viewpoints, playing and learning with the gamified urban route of "the Met de Ribes", pedal along the surrounding slopes and mountain passes, put on your mountain boots to climb emblematic peaks, get to know the town's historical heritage such as the Noucentisme period and the Castillo de Sant Pere, and delve into the museums, the Joan Triadú space, the giants of Ribes and the rack railway museum. There are also service companies that complement the tourist experience from the world of adventure, crafts and health.

+ information: web www.ajribesdefreser.cat and www.vallderibes.cat

What to do

Ripollès Turisme

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Terra de Comtes i Abats a Ripoll

Ripoll (a 12 Km)

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Cremallera de Núria

Queralbs (a 10.3 Km)

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Terra de comtes i abats

(a 12.1 Km)

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Where to eat

La Santa Restaurant

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Hostal la Muntanya

Castellar de n'Hug (a 13 Km)

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Restaurant Dachs

Les Llosses (a 18.1 Km)

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Where to sleep

Angelats Hotel

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Apartaments del Bosc

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Càmping Vall de Ribes

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Hostal la Muntanya

Castellar de n'Hug (a 13 Km)

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Events

Route of the seamstresses in the Cement Museum of Castellar…

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Clavetaires Cycle and Flame Festival in Campdevànol

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Experiences

Astronomy Package at the Vall de Núria Hotel

Hotel Vall de Núria (Queralbs) (a 9.9 Km)

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Relax Package at the Vall de Núria Hotel

Hotel Vall de Núria (Queralbs) (a 9.9 Km)

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Weather forecast

26-06-2024
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Evening Weather forecast Evening
Max 32º
Min 13º
27-06-2024
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Evening Weather forecast Evening
Max 33º
Min 16º
Source: Dades Obertes de la Generalitat de Catalunya

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