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Rupit (officially Rupit i Pruit) is a village in the county of Osona, in the subregion of the Collsacabra, in Catalonia, Spain.

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History

The church of Sant Joan de Fàbregues and its castle are documented from the year 968. The church, which was the main church of the municipality, is located about 3 km from the castle. In the XII century, the town grew around the castle of Rupit. Noble families built a new church, Sant Miquel, where they had built their houses. This church now is the parish church.

In 1959 the municipality was officially named Rupit. In 1977, the hamlet of Pruit was united with Rupit village.

In origin both the hamlet of Pruit and the village of Rupit already shared the same jurisdiction under the viscount of Osona. According to the tradition, he lived in the castle of Rupit before moving to Cardona.

Nowadays Rupit is best known as a tourist town, because of its medieval appearance, stone houses and street made of natural rock. There are also interesting walks and sightseeing around the village and nearby cliffs.

The "Riera de Rupit" is a small river running through Rupit and forms the Sallent waterfall when it meets the cliffs. There is a hanging bridge which provides access the center of the village.

Places of interest

  • Old part of Rupit with its narrow medieval streets with old houses and stone streets.

Romanesque Church of Sant Joan de Fàbregues

  • Church of Sant Llorenç Dosmunts.(about 5km. from Rupit on the way to Vic on the C-153)
  • Church of Sant Andreu de Pruit.(about 3km. from Rupit)
  • Church of Sant Miquel de Rupit
  • Sanctuary of El Far (near Rupit, in the municipality of Susqueda, on the way to Olot on the C-153 road)
  • Sallent waterfall
  • Hanging bridge

Facts

Latitude and Longitude: 42°1′33″N 2°28′1″E / 42.02583, 2.4669442°1′33″N 2°28′1″E / 42.02583, 2.46694 • Altitude: 822 above sea level • Distance to Barcelona: 98 km.

Climate

Rupit has a Mediterranean mountain climate with warm to hot summers and cold winters, much colder than on the coast, due to its altitude and distance from the sea. Most rainfall occurs in the spring and autumn but sudden downpours can occur in summer as well. These storms tend to affect mountain areas and are difficult to predict. Snow typically falls between November and April, but doesn´t stay for long normally. Frost is common on most clear nights from October to May.

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