Over the course of history, Vic has been a Roman city, the seat of a mediaeval county, capital of the county of Osona and centre of an extensive bishopric.
More than two thousand years of history have left a significant historical, artistic and architectural legacy in the city. The historical centre, of mediaeval origin, preserves several examples of this heritage in a relatively small area, from a second century roman temple to noteworthy contemporary buildings, among which the Performing Arts Centre. stands out
With more than 40.000 inhabitants, Vic is today a university, commercial and services-oriented city. The industrial sector is led by the agro-food, leather and metal industries.