Imatge del Moianès

Places of interest


Carrer fosc
The Carrer Fosc (the Dark Street), also called carrer dels Monjos (street of the Monks), winding and narrow, with old houses on both sides, the oldest and best preserved of which date from the 16th century.
La Mina
The Mine
The former lake was drained by building an over 400 m long mine, which still exists today and serves the purpose which it was built for: draining the water from the flat area of L’Estany.
In the place where the waters of el Prat drain off, on top of the northern entrance to the mine, there is the Pedró del Pontarró; on a stone base and inside a small chapel, the Calvary is carved in stone.
Fonts de l'Estany

A great many Springs scattered all over the municipality, are also worth visiting. 

Mirador de la serreta
El Mirador de la Serreta (The Serreta Viewpoint), on the track from puig Rodó and with good views over the Pyrenees and the Serralada Transversal
Monestir de Santa Maria de l'Estany
Santa Maria de L’Estany Monastery

The Monastery, designated a Cultural Asset of National Interest, was founded in 1080. The Church, the Cloister and the Museum make up a historical monument worth visiting.

The Church preserves the same simple and austere style of the 12th century. Outside the church, its eastern façade is remarkable for its magnificent view of the triabsidal chevet. Inside, the church is dominated by the image of Santa Maria de L’Estany, a polychrome outstanding alabaster Gothic sculpture, dating from the 14th century.

The Cloister of the monastery, built during the 12th, 13th and early 14th century, is the most interesting element of the monastery and a must for the visitors keen on the Romanesque. It is notable for its double columns with their 72 magnificent and well-preserved capitals carved with iconography depicting a variety of themes such as plants, animals, heraldry, biblical scenes, fauna, flora, secular customs... none of them being the same.

The Museum is in the former rooms of the Monastery, which exhibit objects dating from the abbatial period and others contributed by the village inhabitants, as well as an archive full of documents about the monastery dating from the 11th century, which bear witness to its long history.
Puig Caritat
Puig Caritat
It is the most important hill in the municipality and it is situated behind the village. From the Collet de Sant Pere (small mountain pass) there is a track and a path that go up the hill (the ascent from the village takes about 1 hour - 2.5 km – with a difference in level of 140 m). With a height of 1.010 m, it offers an excellent outlook over the Pyrenees, a viewpoint which makes it possible to make out the three main peaks of the Eastern Pyrenees: Carlit, Puig Pedrós and Puigmal. In a straight line, you cannot see a higher peak before Moncayo.