Vall de Nuria, Queralbs

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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  • The landscapes are postcards both zipper-climbers and valley-climbs, but just to see it is expensive. The train 51o in low season for two is expensive, the food is also expensive, we went to the hotel café and ate two sandwiches and some fries, the big sandwich but... And after seeing the church and the hermitage of San gil there is nothing else to see. If the intention is to go hiking then maybe it will be on account.
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  • Idyllic place to go with family, pity that the activities for children are expensive and the food is expensive and not up to the occasion. It is worth taking snacks and enjoying the place.
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  • Located in Pirineos, excellent destination for walking, ski, contemplating... To this place you arrive by a train from Ripoll, train passes through beautiful landscapes. Train moves on the special type of track, a zip type. There is hotel in Nuria with expensive restaurant and self service restaurant that is little cheaper. Old church and Chappelle, ponies for children, lake, flowers.. lot of nice things.
  • The Perfect place to stay in both winter and summer! Pure Mountain air, Crystal Lake! You can't get to The Valley by car. Climb the "toothed Train" from the town of Ribes de Freser or Queralbs (parking can be found free of charge, but you may need to walk to the station). You can also climb on foot, travel time about 4 hours along the river, waterfalls in the contemplation of the beautiful nature! The Cost of the train is about 25 euros per person back and forth! Children are cheaper, up to 3 years free. In The valley there is a hotel, hostel, restaurant, café, shop. In Winter it is one of the closest ski mini-resorts to the Costa Brava coast. There is a rental of winter equipment, the lifts work upstairs, instructors work, there is a children's winter zone with rental of any kind. In Summer it is a great place for weekend, with boat hire, outdoor and free mini zoo with pets, horseback riding! Beautiful views, recommend to visit!!!
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