Vall de Nuria, Queralbs

#2 of 67 in Nature in Catalonia
Vall de Nuria, a valley opening south out of the Pyrenees, earns its name from the legend of St. Giles, who lived here around 700 CE. When a Roman persecution against Christians forced him out of his hermitage, he hid a painting of the Virgin Mary in a cave. After being found by a pilgrim in the 11th century, it became a symbol of fertility for the valley's shepherds. You can reach the valley via scenic rail from the south--take the train through a deep gorge up into the mountains, and then catch the gondola if you'd like to go even higher. In summer, hike through the verdant evergreen forests and grassy meadows, past a placid lake. In winter, enjoy skiing on 10 runs of varying levels. The ski area is served by multiple lifts and the gondola that runs year-round. The valley is about two hours outside of Barcelona by train. Plan to visit Vall de Nuria and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Queralbs attractions using our Queralbs travel route tool .
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  • The Valley of Núria is an ideal place to visit family. There are many activities and trails for hiking. In winter you can ski. The offer to eat is a little scarce but is a nice site for children both in winter and in summer. I recommend winter playground with slides of snow, down with sled. Puigmal is another interesting activity with mountaineers children.
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  • Amazing place where you can enjoy the nature, traditions and cuisine of the area. If you also give yourself excellent attention, part of the hotel workers, as well as the restaurant and the Vall de Nu...  more »
  • Nice hotel for family or go alone to relax from the stress. Good breakfast Buffet, comfortable rooms with beautiful views. Very well managed.
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  • Beautiful place for hiking and amazing views. Great to come with kids as they have a kids park at the base. It's a short train ride and can only get here by train. We loved it we went for a beautiful hike with 4yrs old son it was not difficult and very beautiful. Highly recommend
  • The only pyrenees place with good public transport connections! (From Barcelona as well)Perfect for trekking. Full of wild life around.
  • Beautiful sceneries. Too good a place to miss
  • Did the GR11 section from Planoles to Vall de Nuria, lots of nice walks around the area and lovely views. Not a lot of good food options once there though.
  • Most definitely worth a visit. Simply gorgeous

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