Sant Pere de Casserres
Though this monastery is humble, it's full of evocative details, such as its small cloister, the parlour that over the years has turned into a cellar to store goods, and the anthropomorphic tombs which are proof that the building stands on what was once a necropolis. Sant Pere de Casserres is in a stunning setting, overlooking a bend in the River Ter. Antique furniture and furnishings decorating the kitchen, cellar, chapter room and other rooms in the monastery make it that much more attractive to visitors, as does the audiovisual presentation you can see at the beginning of the tour. The monastery is in the middle of the Camí Oliba, the Romanesque art route that goes through the regions of Bages, Osona and Ripollès following in the footsteps of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba. The building, which was backed by the Vizcountess Ermetruit in 1006, received the allodial title of Casserres from Count Ramon Borrell of Barcelona, and small communities of monks lived there until the 14th century, as it was the only Benedictine monastery in the region of Osona.