Afternoon day 1: A small village with a great heritage
Fewer people live in this municipality than in any other in Catalonia, yet it's home to a historic building that makes the trip here worthwhile. Sant Jaume de Frontanyà is dominated by its splendid Lombardy Romanesque church, which, along with the cemetery, is all that remains of what was once a magnificent Augustine monastery. The church is very finely constructed, with a picture-perfect apse and apse chapels, while the dome is unique in Catalonia for its 12 sides. For an insight into its details, you can go to the Cal Marxandó inn or the new rectory to request the audio guide. Also of interest in Sant Jaume de Frontanyà are the pre-Romanesque Sant Esteve de Tubau Hermitage and the Santa Maria dels Oms Sanctuary, built in the 18th century.