The village of Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Catalonia, Spain, is located in Girona, in the northeast of the country. The largest city and the capital of Catalonia is Barcelona. Sant Joan de les Abadesses is just over a hundred kilometres north of the centre of Barcelona and eighty kilometres northwest of Girona. The easiest and most comfortable way to get there is by car. The nearest international airports are located in Barcelona and Girona. You can book a flight to the region from any major airport in Europe and even overseas. However, Girona is mainly used by low-cost airlines.
The village is situated next to the Ter River. The municipality is embedded by the mountain of Sant Antoni to the south and the mountain range Serra Cavallera to the north. Agriculture and manufacturing are important economic sectors for the area. The tourism industry is on the rise, so in this rural area, you will be able to find some guesthouses and hotels. Obviously, the number of accommodations is rather limited since the mountain town is small and not very touristic. If you are backpacking and you want to stay in the area, you can also book a hostel in Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Catalonia, Spain; it offers clean facilities and all the basic things you need. If you look for some more options, the mountainous area offers additional hostels and guesthouses in villages such as Queralbs and Planoles. Both villages are nearby and easy to reach by car.
Monastery of Sant Joan de les Abadesses is one of the main attractions in the area. The ancient monastery of Benedictine nuns was founded in the ninth century. However, most of the architectural structures date back to the late Middle Age. The twelfth-century church building and the fifteenth-century Gothic cloister are particularly worthwhile to see. Nature lovers enjoy the tranquil atmosphere in the mountains. The small waterfall Gorg de la Malatosca is a lovely spot in the woods. It is very suitable to relax and to take some pictures.
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