8 Oct Bus to Pyrenees

Had breakfast at Farggi Cafe before getting a bus to the Pyrenees. Our first stop is Monestir de Santa Maria de Ripoll – built in 888AD. The front portal is a Unesco World Heritage Candidate. It is very detailed. We have time to walk around the village of Ripoll and I find a patchwork shop! Their recycling containers are quaint. We have coffee, a baguette and fruit tart at Paatisseria Costa then back on the bus for a cog train to Ribes Enlac in Vall de Nuria. Onto a telecabina for a higher look at the mountains then a walk back down to the resort. We see some hikers on their way up. It is very steep. I walk around the lake to get a view back to the resort.

Back on the cog train and off at Queralbs to see the quaint village there. They have a small monastery dating back bloody ages too. On to a traditional Catalonian supper of bread, cheese and cured meats with wine at Altell Vista a la Vall.

Back in Barcelona we run into a massive protest and have to be dropped off further away from the hotel than we’d like!

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