A breath of nature


Peace and quiet. Berguedà is a paradise for everyone who needs to escape from the city and hide away, even if only for a few hours, in nature at its most peaceful.  Mass tourism has not reached this mountain county... and nobody misses it at all! This is a land where purity reigns.  

How about starting our route of discovery in the high mountains of a natural park? The Cadí and Moixeró ranges form a magnificent rocky wall, home to famous peaks such as Pedraforca's 2,506-metre Pollegó Superior. Although scaling it demands a certain degree of trekking or climbing experience, the tarmac trail that leads from Saldes to the viewpoint at Gresolet offers beautiful views.

Close at hand, in Fígols, is an unmissable, impressive paleontological site. With over 3,500 dinosaur prints, dating back over 65 million years, Fumanya is one of those places that takes us back in time and lets us imagine what life was like in the long-distant past. Monitors from the Cercs Mines Museum lead guided tours, which are the key to really understanding what you're seeing. Numbers are limited!

Do you fancy a walk through a landscape where rock gives way to water? Then you should go to Castellar de n'Hug: the scenery around sources of the River Llobregat is very spectacular and has real natural charm. This is particularly so in spring and autumn, when the three main waterfalls ceaselessly flow.   

Moving downriver, La Pobla de Lillet is worth a visit. A tiny village with narrow, cobbled streets that invites one to sit down and relax a while. The views are enchanting and the oldest part of the village hides some restaurants where you can taste black truffle, the star product of Berguedà's cuisine. And you mustn't leave without visiting Artigas Gardens! Designed by Antoni Gaudí, they are a fine example of that fusion between architecture and nature that so delighted the genius of Modernist architecture. 

 

  • Make the most of your visit and discover Berguedà's Romanesque heritage. The churches of Sant Jaume de Frontanyà and Sant Quirze de Pedret are spectacular!


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