Plana de Vic
Vic is the capital of the region of Osona, Barcelona, is located on the banks of the Meder river, in the vicinity of the impressive Sau reservoir. It is small town (70.000 inhabitants) and is situated on the plain that carries its name. Plane del Vic.
A holiday based in Vic provides you and your family with the perfect base for a relaxing holiday, in the heart of Catalonia. You will find yourself at home among the local inhabitants and enjoy the lively local life and cuisine in this beautiful town. Among lush green hills, and authentic small town Spanish life, you are still only 75 km. distance to the big city-life of roaring Barcelona, or the majestic beauty of the highest peaks of the Pyrenees. If you want to go to the beach, whether you prefer a lively crowded beach or a peaceful secluded one, it is only a 100 km. drive to the east. Your vacation house will provide a excellent base for experiencing the diversity of Catalan nature, the historical and cultural heritage, or you can just relax, sit back and sink into everyday Catalan living.
Market in Vic
The town Vic with its charming old quarter is worth a visit. On Tuesdays and Saturdays you will find a large popular and lively market on Placa Major. Another option is to enjoy the delicious cuisine or to take a guided tour through the historical quarter. On the central square you will find many shops and café terraces. The square is always full of genuine Catalan rural atmosphere.
In Vic you can enjoy: Museu Episcopal, which displays a rich collection of Romanesque art. The Gallery Sala del Romanico has a outstanding group of alter fonts and The Gothic Gallerie Salas del Gotico`s collection of alter pieces are also impressive. All 3 galleries are given 3 stars (highly recommended) by Guide Michelin.
La Plana de Vic is all surrounded by mountains: in the north the mountains of Comarca (administrative area corresponding to the English county) of Ripollès and Comarca of Garrotxa, in the east the mountainous area of Les Guilleries, in the southeast the Massif of Montseny, in the west the mountainous areas of Moianès and Lluçanès, and it remains closed by a circle of mountainous systems that draws the heights of its outline: the mountains of Bellmunt, Collsacabra, Guilleries, Matagalls, Tagamanent, the Bertí's Crags, Collsuspina, Gurb, El Grau and Orís, and the Pyrenean spurs of Montesquiu and Besora.
The possibilities for activities in the area are numerous, for adults as well as for children. Riding, hiking, sailing even hot-air ballooning.. If you want to plan any activities ahead of you travel, please contact us, and we will try our best to assist you the best we can..