Vall de Nuria, Queralbs

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#2 of 23 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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • Magnificent place at the end of a 3 hour uphill walk. Very surprised about the size of the monastery​. In the restaurant they serve a delicious buffet for € 21,50.
  • 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.

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