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Sant Miquel del Fai (Barcelona) One of the wonders of Catalonia

Sant Miquel del Fai, amazing

Located in the region of Valles Oriental in Bigues i Riells and belonging to the Barcelona provincewe found a short distance from the city of Barcelona, ​​a place magical and uniquebefore Miquel del Faiit’s a medieval set located in an incomparable environment , where nature has known merge to perfection with the culture.

Surrounded by Tenes and Russinyol rivers, Sant Miquel del Fai, is a unique and atypical enclave where the formation of a series of caves with some “pools” of water caused by the thaw , place it as an inescapable point to visit from Catalonia.

Currently it is a place very visited especially for families and childrensince it is an ideal area for the little ones to enjoy the nature in a different place, because of its rock formations.

The natural wealth of Sant Miquel is unmatched, but so is its great importance historical and culturalsince in this Catalan corner, we find some abbeys, churches and hermitages of great value.

It’s a great place What to see near Barcelona in one day.

Abbey by the Pond

The journey through this area has its beginning in its 15th century abbey, from which, we will obtain views of the area, more than spectacular.

Continuing the tour, we will access the Abbey Square, where we can closely observe the fusion of the mountain with the constructions.

abbey square

abbey square

An example of Gothic style awaits us at the next point, which corresponds to the Priorat House (Priory), which represents this architectural style, very rooted in Catalonia.

Built on the same rock, we will access the Church of Sant Miquel corresponding to X century and that shows us a very valuable religious construction.

church on the rock

church on the rock

On the way, we can enjoy a room, under the rocks, where to see, audiovisualin which they explain, in a way a bit fantastic ideal for the little ones, details about Sant Miquel del Fai and its peculiar surroundings.

Under the rocks, the audiovisual room

Under the rocks, the audiovisual room

The next stop on the way is the one that corresponds to the Cave of Sant Miquel discovered in the year 1847 and which contains a couple of ponds inside, which with a illumination right, it’s amazing.

Cave of Sant Miquel

Cave of Sant Miquel

One of the best viewpoints in this area is located on the Repòs Squareideal to take a breath , enjoy the views and sit next to the statue that honors , the writer José Pla, emblematic figure of the Catalan people.

Sculpture by Josep Pla in Bronze

Sculpture by Josep Pla in Bronze

The next “stop” is surely the most spectacular and expected of all. The waterfall of Sant Miquel del Fai, It is one of the great wonders of this place.

Beautiful from any point, it is possible to go behind it, providing us with an incredible feeling, of finding ourselves inside.

Waterfall of Sant Miquel

Waterfall of Sant Miquel

Just after the waterfall, is located the picnic zone in which there is a bar.

Following the route, we arrive at the Hermitage of Sant Martí from the 9th century from which we will have fantastic views of the entire area and the Abbey.

Hermitage of Sant Martí

Hermitage of Sant Martí

If the weather allows it and there has been no rain, it will be possible to access the Cova de les Tosques which is the oldest in Sant Miquel del Fai.

How to get to Sant Miquel del Fai

To get to Sant Miquel del Fai from Barcelona, we should take the road C-17 towards Vic and follow the directions to Caldes de Montbui

Then we will continue towards Sant Feliu de Codineswhere we will see the detour to Sant Miquel del Fai.

From Barcelona it takes approximately 40 minutes.

Tickets and schedules

Tour the natural complex of Sant Miquel del Faiit’s not free.

Entry costs 8 euroswhich are used for conservation and maintenance.

Open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Although it is advisable to find out about the bar service and guided tours on the web

Catalonia has great places like Sant Miquel del Fai in which to enjoy nature in Cheap rural hotels in Costa Brava or Tarragona, like the ones offered by the portal Travel Republicalways with good prices, which always guarantee a more direct contact with the environment and a deeper feeling of the place.

Sleep near Sant Miquel del Fai in the same way it is quite an experience, as well as enjoying the great gastronomy offered by some of the restaurants that we find nearby.

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