Nestled in a privileged location in the Pyrenean Rigat valley lies Planoles, a charming little village which invites you to discover its natural and cultural treasures amidst beautiful scenery surrounded by high mountains such as Puigmal (2913 m), Puig de Dòrria (2547 m) and Costa Pubilla (2055 m). The municipality of Planoles is made up of the villages of Planoles and Planès, as well as six neighbourhoods scattered about the area (Can Fosses, Les Casetes, El Molí, Cruells i El Serrat, L’Aspre i el Puig).
Planoles is pure unadulterated nature, culture and tradition, authentic cuisine…
Although in Planoles there are vestiges of prehistoric settlements, the village’s first mention was in 938 as “Villa Planezoles, in Valle Petrariense”. Planoles owes its name to the small erosional plains upon which the municipality stands and upon which its agriculture and livestock economy has always depended.
Much of this municipality in the heart of El Ripollès has been declared an Area of Natural Interest. It includes areas in the Montgrony mountain range and Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser Natural Park, which are perfect locations for all types of open-air activities.
One of the highlights of the medieval legacy of Planoles is the Romanesque church of Sant Vicenç, built in the 11th or 12th centuries.
The church of Sant Marcel de Planès, which dates back to the 11th century, is a fine example of the period’s Romanesque architecture.
From the Corral Blanc refuge hut, at a height of 1,800 m, down to the villages of Planoles and Planès, at 1,200 m above sea level, the area is replete with springs.
Planoles is surrounded by woodland teeming with a diverse wealth of flora and fauna native to the high mountains of the Mediterranean.
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