Osona is a comarca situated in central Catalonia, Spain. Its capital is Vic. Its population (as of 2001) is 129,543. Osona covers roughly the same area as the historic Catalan county of Osona. The name Osona comes from Ausetans, a group of Iberian people that had their capital in Ausa (today Vic); the Romans called the area Ausone or Ausona. While most of the comarca is within the province of Barcelona, the municipalities of Espinelves, Vidrà and Viladrau form part of the province of Girona.
Long famous for its sausages (especially fuet) and other pork derivatives, in recent years the area has become somewhat infamous for the pollution of its waterways due to the factory farming of pigs.
Hotels in Osona
Sant Julià de Vilatorta, Osona, Barcelona
Some places are built to let your imagination fly, to disconnect from routine, to close your eyes and dream... This happens at Mas Albereda every day, an old farmhouse which was already documented in 1337 and converted in a small boutique Hotel in Sant Julia de Vilatorta, a town located in the heart of Catalunya in la Plana de Vic. The Hotel combines professional service with rural and family oriented surroundings. Always making the clients needs a priority.
Mas Albereda counts with twenty rooms, four of them being suites. Each room has its own enchantment, is unique and different from the others. Most of them have been built adapting to the structure of the "masia", combining comfort and modern finishes and a rustic architecture with centuries of history.
At the kitchen, directed by Nandu Jubany, tradition and innovation fuse to discover a new concept in taste. The Chef from Osona, very well known in Catalunya and recently mentioned in "The New York Times" gathers the essence of a gastronomy that comes from the earth, nature and the surroundings to take it from the stove to the tables at Mas Albereda.
Rupit, Osona, Barcelona
Set in a former inn with more than 70 years of tradition as a place to stay, Hostal Estrella is right in the middle of Rupit, in a beautiful natural setting, with large cliffs offering wonderful views. Rupit is a top-class tourist town, and one of the most beautiful and most visited parts of inland Catalonia.
At Hostal Estrella you will find all the facilities so that your stay will be a unique experience: 15 rustic and welcoming rooms, spoiled and cared until the last detail . Cafeteria, library, TV salon.
Our restaurant, open to all, is a place to enjoy the quality of the Catalan cuisine, made with local and seasonal products, which can be accompanied with a large selection of wines and cavas.