Thanks to its location at the opening of the valley, every corner of Llanars is filled with light. As it flows through our municipality the Ter is strengthened by the multitude of streams found in this rural Pyrenean environment. The old town is structured around the Romanesque church of Sant Esteve, and hiking and mountain sports define our character. Welcome to Llanars!
Llanars has been in existence since the Bronze Age and its first mention, when it was known as Landaris, dates back to AD 876. Its name is an evolution of the word landar, meaning an extension of flat land where wild plants grow.
Until 1965 its municipal boundaries reached as far as the Can Birba biscuit factory. The famous Passeig de Maristany once belonged to our municipality. Try to find its milestone!
This 12th-century Romanesque church is known for its entrance portal and the ironwork on its door. Take a close look: it has conserved its Romanesque frontal with scenes from the life of Saint Stephen. Did you know that it is the only frontal in the whole of El Ripollès that is still in its original location? And have you seen the oratory of El Solà d’Avall on the road from Camprodon?
Fifteen minutes out from Llanars on the road to La Cerdanya you can find a fountain dedicated to Our Lady of the Grapes. To get there you pass by the Bassols hydroelectric plant, which was built in 1904, and then take the Itinerànnia hiking trail behind it towards La Roca.
A small hamlet to the south of the municipality on the sunny side of the valley. From the oratory of Sant Isidre you can admire one of the most photographed views of the municipality, a high point between two streams.
A village in the middle of deciduous woodland. Visit the oratory of Sant Pere, rebuilt in 1949, and enjoy one of the best views of Llanars. On the Sunday after Saint Peter’s Day, the Rosary is said at the oratory, the district is blessed and an offering is made.
In addition to the River Ter and the Feitús creek, the municipality is fed by a large number of underground streams and waters. Go on a walk to discover all the springs around Llanars!
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