Afternoon day 1: An impregnable castle
Your first stop in Bages is one of its most emblematic and majestic historical sites: Cardona Castle. It's said that construction on it started no less than 2,500 years ago, but even today it dominates the land impressively. Much of it is dedicated to tourism, with many spaces open to visitors, including the ducal patio, the cloister, and the round Minyona Tower from which the views are simply breathtaking. We recommend you sign up for a guided tour to discover the castle’s interior and the adjacent Collegiate Church of Sant Vicenç. You'll learn how the buildings were of vital historic and strategic importance as well as having special religious significance, as Sant Ramon Nonat died here in 1240. It's also a notable heritage site: the Sant Vicenç Church is one of the finest examples of Catalan First Romanesque architecture.