Saturday is market day in Vic, and we're not talking about just any market. The one here is one of the most popular and iconic markets in Catalonia and has been held continuously since the 9th century. Its stalls are set up all around the magnificent main square, which, with its elegant buildings and porches, is the nerve centre of the city.
You'll be spending the rest of the day in Vic, exploring some of the city’s treasures. First head to the Cathedral, set in the heart of the old town centre. Surviving from the original 11th-century construction are the Romanesque bell tower and crypt. The rest of the building makes up a journey through the history of European art, with examples of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical styles. Art experts point to the Gothic cloister, the Gothic alabaster altarpiece by Pere Oller, the Baroque chapel of Sant Bernat Calbó, and the mural decorations by Josep M. Sert, which date from the last century.
Finish your day in Vic with an original and fun activity. While the Cathedral is one of the city’s artistic and cultural treasures, its gastronomic treasures include a large variety of charcuterie. During your morning visit to the market you saw plenty of cold sausages for sale and probably gave way to the temptation of buying at least a 'fuet' sausage or two. But have you ever tried making a cold meat sausage? At Ca la Teresona (a charcuterie founded in 1837) you can make your own sausages, and even learn how to label them with your name. You can later follow the drying process from home on the FuetCam, and go to pick up your personalised sausage a short time later.