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Vall de Nuria, Queralbs

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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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  • Perfect for day with children. Children have many activities that make the place, the view is beautiful Many alternatives for hiking.
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  • We were walking from queralbs Nuria. Easy access. Well signposted. About 3 hours rising. Recommended
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  • the rack is a nice experience to do if you want to climb the Valley where there is a beautiful Lake and a small church with a Madonna a bit peculiar, with very large hands, if you want to go up to the top you have to take the cable car and I suggest you buy the ticket down to the rack above costs twice as much.
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  • We took a snow walking trip up there Vall De Núria and it was the highlight of our trip. Picturesque views and a stunning atmosphere completely hidden within the Pyrenees and only 2 and a half hours from Barcelona. Lots of activities bfor all ages tondo whilst there and a good selection of places to eat at very reasonable prices.
  • A magical mountain resort. For any mountain enthusiast, visiting it on foot by its "Antic Camí de la Vall de Núria" is almost obligatory.
  • Very nice located but in the shadow of the suroundings mountains. Good skiing for the ones who start to ski. Great place for hiking.
  • Sightseeing is amazing. I visit Nuria just to spend the day, we took the train from Barcelona Plaza Cataluña station very early (they have packs that includes the ticket of Nuria's train per 32€ per person round trip) Walk in the valley, enjoy the sunny day (till 4 o'clock when the sun hides behind the mountains) Then go to eat local food at Ribes de Freser.
  • Great for a quick visit to the mountains, you'll get fantastic views going there by train. You can easily climb some lower mountains to get even better views.