Two of the most important heritage sites in this area are the Sant Pere de Casserres Monastery and the archaeological remains of L’Esquerda. If you're game, you'll spend the entire day discovering them, starting with the medieval monastery.
An example of the Catalan Romanesque, Sant Pere de Casserres sits on an impressive balcony overlooking a meander in the River Ter. It's a modest monastery but full of evocative details, such as its small cloister, the parlour, which was later used as a cellar, and the anthropomorphic tombs testifying to the fact that the building was constructed over a necropolis. Period furniture and tools dotted around the different rooms help you to imagine what life used to be like here and enhance its attraction.
After lunch, set off to explore the outskirts of Roda de Ter, where you'll find the remains of the archaeological site of L’Esquerda and an exceptional viewpoint offering magnificent views of the River Ter. The site has ruins which date from the 10th century BC to the 14th century AD. The settlement was abandoned in 1314 but holds 2,500 years of history that reveal secrets of the Bronze Age, the Iberians (absent in these latitudes), the Visigoths and the Early and High Middle Ages. At the Archaeological Museum of L’Esquerda, you can find many of the artefacts from the site on display.