Camprodón and its bridge

Camprodón is a town and municipality in the comarca of Ripollès in Girona, Catalonia, Spain, located in the eastern Pyrenees, near the French border.

Main attractions

Convento del Carmen: currently a church.

San Pedro Monastery: built in the mid-10th century by Wifredo II of Besalú for the Benedictine order, it follows the Romanesque style, has a Latin cross plan, with a central apse and an octagonal dome that supports the bell tower.

New Bridge: built over the river Ter around the 12th century, with modifications in the 16th and 17th centuries, it allowed access to the town and formed part of the road that led to Cerdanya.

Church of Santa María: the parish church of Camprodón is a mixture of styles: built in Romanesque, it has minor modifications of Gothic style in the arches of the central nave and an adjoining chapel in Baroque style. According to tradition, the temple preserves the chest of Sant Patllari with the remains of the saint.

Isaac Albéniz Museum: the City Council maintains a museum dedicated to this Catalan composer, born in the town in 1860. A music festival is held annually that bears his name.

Paseo de la Font Nova and Paseo Maristany: both avenues are the central axes of the residential areas of the first bourgeois vacationers who arrived in Camprodón at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. Paseo Maristany was one of the first tourist developments that were built.

The fountains: Camprodon became famous among its vacationers not only for its landscapes and pleasant summer temperatures, but also for its many fountains near the town centre, such as the Virgen de la Fuente, the Font Nova, the Font de Sant Patllari or the Font of Vern.


The town of Camprodón stands out for its specialties in pork sausages, such as morcón. Likewise, their cookies and marzipan are well known. The biscuits manufactured by the Birba company are the best known outside the municipality.

How to get to?

From Girona 1 hr 19 min (86.6 km) via C-66

From Barcelona 1 hr 52 min (130 km) via C-17

From Madrid 6 hr 32 min (677 km) via A-2

Main information

Area: 103 km²

Coordinates: 42°18′42″N 2°21′53″E

Population: 2435

Languages: Spanish, Catalan

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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