Vall de Nuria, Queralbs

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#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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  • For on his first visit to the snow with children or families in summer to engage in excursions and make a trip in the zipper, then you can climb into the gondola higher
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  • Very carefully for the rent of ski equipment. Two broken knee ligaments are testimony that the posting did not jump at any time to be defective or probably for having been badly regulated by staff that attends the loan of material, or both at the same time. The high influx of customers in a timely manner on each trip from the zipper does not justify that does not meet with the maximum guarantees of safety to prevent serious accidents and do so in a way so shallow as negligent. Break occurred, moreover, while it held classes with green track ski monitor!.
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  • It is a very familiar place where you can go to spend a beautiful day with family, you have options of renting sleds or material for children, without having to go skiing. The scenery is extraordinary. It has 5 restaurants, where to eat, even if the offer is not very varied, one of them is a picnic area, so it is a good idea to bring your own food. It is quite an experience, and just by the fact of having to access the zip, which gives you magical landscapes. We have been in winter, but in the spring, summer, with everything green, also must be spectacular.
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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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