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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Perfecto para excursión de día con niños. Los niños tienen muchas actividades que realizar y el lugar, las vistas es precioso. Muchas alternativas para hacer senderismo. more »Perfect for day with children. Children have many activities that make the place, the view is beautiful Many alternatives for hiking.View original
Fuimos andando de queralbs a nuria. Facil acceso. Bastante bien señalizado. Unas 3h en ascenso. Recomendable more »We were walking from queralbs Nuria. Easy access. Well signposted. About 3 hours rising. RecommendedView original
la cremagliera è una bella esperienza da fare se si vuole salire sulla valle dove si trova un bel lago e una chiesetta con una Madonna un pò particolare, con mani molto grandi , se vuoi andare fino al... more »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.View original
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.
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