In 1929 the Archive of Folk Museum Ripoll was founded in the attic of the old church of Sant Pere, the first Catalan museum dedicated to ethnography. Over the last seventy years it has continuously collected, preserved, studied and promoted the heritage of the local region.
The result is the Ethnographic Museum of Ripoll, and after ten years of refurbishments it opens its doors again to continue enriching its collection and once again display its legacy. The exhibitions can help us understand local society through its material and non-material culture, which include collections relating to shepherds, farmers, craftsmen, religion, and the Catalan forge that produced wrought iron and firearms for the Ripoll region.
The new building, opened in March 2011, invites adults and children to take a tour of the recent past and the identity of the region, as well as a way of living and feeling.
General admission: € 4.00
€ 3.00 for retirees, youth (from 13 to 25 years old), student card, large or single parent family, unemployed.
€ 2.00 disabled
- last Sunday of the month, for the entire public
-Children (0 to 12), teachers, press
-Amics of the Museum, ICOM, Association of Museologists of Catalonia (AMC)
Easter, July and August: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Rest of the year: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.; Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Closing days: Mondays; 1 and 6 January; December 25 and 26
From Barcelona: Take the Granollers-Vic-Ripoll motorway (C-17)
Take the Banyoles-Besalú-Olot motorway (via the tunnel at Collabós).
From Vallfogona, go via Canes (N-260).
From the C-25 until you arrive at Vic- Ripoll (C-17).
From Puigcerdà, Andorra: go from Toses-Ribes to Freser-Campdevànol-Ripoll (N-152).
From Lleida: via the (C-25) until Vic -Ripoll (C-17).
From Tarragona: Take the Barcelona-Vic-Ripoll motorway (C-17).
From France/Perpignan: via Prats de Molló-Molló-Camprodon (C-38)-Sant Joan de les Abadesses- Ripoll (C-26).
Get directions: www.viamichelin.es
Search for your location and look for Ripoll
Via public transport:
RENFE: Take the Barcelona-Ripoll-Puigcerdà line (daily regional trains)