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Vall de Nuria, Queralbs
(4.2/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Queralbs trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Vall de Nuria and other attractions in Queralbs.
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  • You start at the Cog Railway, I believe that the only conserved in Spain. As the speed is not high you can go watching spectacular landscapes. For hikers, it should be a joy. From the train were many who went up, including children so I do not think that the rise would be very hard. The arrival at the sanctuary with the great views of the Lake and the monastery. There was no snow but photographs that give us an idea seen in the panels of as you have time in this place that has even booths and chairs of comeback for skiing. The restaurant has buffet, not very abundant but depends on a little if there are many people. Very good pies, especially that of Apple.
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  • Output of breaking with the family. We spent the night in the Hotel of the Vall de Núria. An excellent hotel, with very Buenos services, our room, a family of two examination rooms. Very clean and comfortable. The highly recommended restaurant. We took the child to the pack of adventures that they offered (cavallo, play park ride), boat, etc. and really enjoyed it. The only downside is that the website not well directs requests and you think hiring a thing, when in fact these hiring another.
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  • You must leave here one weekend. Drive to Queralbs and then walk to La Garrotxa nature reserve about 3 hours. The road goes through the forest, in the mountains and along the Gorge. A complete set of species and impressions of mountains, waterfalls and rivers. Those who don't want to climb up, you can climb on the train, and descend on foot.
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  • I don't give 5 stars only because of the poor WiFi and the rooms a little noisy. But for an hotel at 2000meters unreachable by car these are details. The place is amazing. One of the hearts of catalana culture, surrounded by mountains, hiking paths, ski attractions, horses lakes boats.... All in a very relaxed and totally CAR FREE environment. Food is good and abundant, especially if you book half pension. It's a natural paradise. And a must. 😀
  • The hotel landscape is brilliant, It can't have better sights. It's also really clean. The service of the restaurant is acceptable, but the food it's delicious. A little bit expensive. I recommend It for climbing the nearby mountains!
  • Habia mucha gente y poco personal para atenderles.
  • Nice place, wonderful venue
  • Simple and calm hotel. Breakfast are simple and enough to start the day. Less than 10mins away from the train station.