Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CATALONIA - PYRENEES: VALLS DE NURIA I CAMPRODON


The second weekend of june, a long one of three days, I walked in the end along La Vall de Nuria and visited El Santuari de Nuria, located at an altitude of almost 2000 meters above the sea level. This sanctuary, like Montserrat Monastery, is one of the most symbolic places in Catalonia.

I thought that the
trekking of three hours along this valley would be less tired, but the reward was really worthy. The views of El Santuari de Núria and the good time I spent up there made me forget the rest.

Besides, during this three days we also visited some nice places of La Vall de Camprodon, like Camprodon, Sant Joan de les Abadesses Monastery and Beget. Finally, we spent a fantastic third day visiting the spectacular Fonts del Llobregat and Castellar de N'Hug, a typical village in the Pyrenees.

So, during this three days we visited:

- Day 1: Vall de Camprodon



- Day 2: Vall de Núria



- Day 3: More Pyrenees




I had already spent some days in La Vall de Camprodon in 2008. That time I couldn't visit all the interesting places in Camprodon, although I could enter the symbolic Santa Maria de Ripoll Monastery and visit some lovely villages like Setcases.


Camprodon


Pont Nou in CamprodonPont Nou in Camprodon over the Ter river


Pont Nou in CamprodonEnjoying nice views of Camprodon from the Pont Nou


Sant Roc Street in CamprodonWalking along Sant Roc Street we went from the Pont Nou to Valencia Street, the most lively street in Camprodon


The Ter river in CamprodonColourful buildings next to the Ter river in Camprodon


Sant Joan de les Abadesses


Sant Joan de les Abadesses MonasteryOverview of Sant Joan de les Abadesses Monastery, where you can see the gothic cloister and the bell tower of the romanesque church


Cloister of Sant Joan de les Abadesses monasteryAs usual, the cloister of Sant Joan de les Abadesses monastery is a really quiet and noiseless place


Cloister of Sant Joan de les Abadesses monasteryGothic archs of the cloister of Sant Joan de les Abadesses Monastery

Beget


Sant Cristòfol de Beget romanesque churchSant Cristòfol de Beget is a really nice romanesque church, as beautiful as the ones of La Vall de Boí


Typical stone houses in BegetTypical stone houses in Beget, a lovely village in Camprodon valley


Sant Cristòfol de Beget from La Plaça Major of BegetNice view of Sant Cristòfol de Beget from La Plaça Major of Beget


Vall de Núria


Vall de Núria in CataloniaFantastic views of La Vall de Núria


La Vall de Núria in the PyreneesThis stone bridge over the Nuria river was a perfect place to take some pictures of the lovely environment of La Vall de Núria


La Vall de Núria in the PyreneesThis stone bridge in La Vall de Núria was a perfect place for a picture


La Vall de Núria in the PyreneesAlong La Vall de Núria, we walked a long time next to this small river hearing its relaxing murmur


Santuari de Núria


El Santuari de Núria in the PyreneesThis is the reward of a trekking of more than three hours along La Vall de Núria: a lovely view of El Santuari de Núria and the lake in front of it


The environment around El Santuari de NúriaThe environment around El Santuari de Núria is actually a large playful area perfect for children


Sant Gil chapel in Vall de NúriaNear the Santuari de Núria you can also see the Sant Gil chapel


Fonts del Llobregat


Les Fonts del LlobregatLes Fonts del Llobregat are spectacular, but I thought that they would be larger


Environment around Les Fonts del LlobregatThe environment around the Fonts del Llobregat is really beautiful


Staircase to Castellar de N'HugThis staircase led us to Castellar de N'Hug, a nice village of stone houses


Castellar de N'Hug


Castellar de N'Hug is a beautiful village in the PyreneesA quiet street in Castellar de N'Hug, a beautiful village in the Pyrenees


Bell tower of the Castellar de N'Hug churchBell tower of the Castellar de N'Hug church


The Pyrenees from Castellar de N'HugNice view of the Pyrenees from Castellar de N'Hug


You can get more information about La Vall de Nuria, La Vall de Camprodon and the other places we visited clicking on the next links:

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