Ribes de Freser
Altitude: 912 m
Ribes de Freser is the economic and administrative center Freser Valley comprising the towns of Campelles, Planoles, Pardines, Queralbs, Coughs and Ribes de Freser. The village is flanked by mountains and converged by three rivers: the Rigat, the Segadell i the Freser.
The village was born near the Castel Sant Pere and around the parish church of Santa Maria and is documented from the tenth century during medieval times belonged Cerdanya spot as Vila Real. Traditionally, Ribes de Freser is a village of peasant and mining but from nineteenth century falls squarely in the industrial revolution and installs textile and paper factories. At the start of the crisis in the 70s, is converted into a resort, still has not abandoned at any time payesa activity. The cool summer weather, the beautiful surroundings, the abundance of water and proximity to the ski slopes have become a prime spot for Catalan mountain tourism.
They are part of the town of Ribes de Ribes Freser Altes neighborhoods, Ventolà, Bruguera i Batet. Ribes Altes from its 1100m offers a panoramic view of Freser Ribes and consists mainly of historic houses now ready for the summer or as second homes. Ventolà is situated at 1385m altitude and offers a wide view of the valley of Rigard. In addition to viewing the Romanesque church of Saint Christopher, we can also see, on the way to church, a large specimen of Boix Grèvol "Boj Holly" (protected species) has been listed as "monumental tree" by the Department of Environment of the Generalitat de Catalunya for the dimensions he has achieved. Bruguera is formed by the Church of Sant Feliu, dating from the eleventh century, and surrounded by an entourage of farmhouses well preserved and restored. These include the more Perramon (XVII), which met near the chapel of Sant Esteve and houses of Can Can Pous and Pius (XVI). Batet is formed by a small group of houses and a small chapel dedicated to the Mare de Deu del Carme built on a rock and topped by a small bell.
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