Mas Can Cristo, 17861 Ogassa
Casal de l’Esperança is an old farmhouse fitted out as a holiday home, situated in the middle of the Cavallera mountain range, in the municipality of Ogassa, in the province of Girona. It has an outstanding panoramic view of all the mountains and a rich selection of excursions, routes and walks through the valleys of Camprodon, Núria, Ribes and Sant Joan de les Abadesses.
Ogassa is known for its coal mining, from the 17th century and until 1967, when the last mines were closed. This was key to the prosperity of the area and brought the railway to Ripollès to transport coal to Barcelona.
The landscape of birch, beech, oak and Scots pine, the large number of natural springs, caves and grottos, along with the number of fossils often found, are among the qualities that make this a truly privileged place.
The house has rooms with 8 and 6 beds, kitchen and several rooms for a variety of activities. Outside, there is a swimming pool, a forest for games, an esplanade for sports and a football field.
There are loads of excursions to do on foot: to the Romanesque church (11th century) in Sant Martí d’Ogassa, 1 and a half hours away; the Romanesque church (11th century) in Sant Martí de Surroca, just 10 minutes away; 30 minutes to Collada de la Creu – Fadrinalla; 1 hour and a half to Pla d’en Plata; 1 hour to the Montserrat mountain refuge (direction Coll de Pal); 2 hours to the Sant Jordi mountain refuge (direction Coll de Jou); 3 hours to the peak of Puig Estela (2,007 metres); 3 hours to the peak of Taga (2,035 metres); 3 hours to the Sant Amand range (1,854 metres); 2 and a half hours to Camprodon (by mountain path); Pardines - Ribes - Núria (1 overnight stay); 1 hour to Sant Joan de les Abadesses; 3 hours to Ripoll along the old train track; to Molló Park, in Camprodon.
Another of the routes worth visiting is that of the Surroca-Ogassa mining basin. The itinerary begins in Ogassa, in a small housing area known as Surroca de Baix, an old mining colony created in 1870 to provide services and housing to the miners who worked in the coal mines in the area.
You can also visit the monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll, a Benedictine monastery founded around the year 880, which highlights the main entrance, the basilica and the cloister.
In Camprodon you can visit the emblematic Pont Nou, built in the 12th century; the Sant Pere monastery, Romanesque in style; or Santa Maria church. You can also enjoy the charm of the lanes which are typical of the Catalan Pyrenees.
In Sant Joan de les Abadesses you can visit the monastery, the abbey palace, the ecomuseum El Molí Petit, among other places of interest.
Statutory number CC000134
GPS Coordinates: N 42º 25’ 49.1’’ / E 1º 07’ 50.3’
Renfe to La Pobla de Segur
ALSA – Alsina Graells