Our client Eduard from Barcelona is going to be marry soon with our client. In August Eduard invited his fiancee and me to visit him in Barcelona. It was a great trip. Eduard showed the most interesting place near Barcelona.
One of those place was a very interesting place named Nuria.
La Vall de Núria (Catalan pronunciation: [lə ˈβaʎ də ˈnuɾiə], "The Valley of Núria") is a south-opening valley coming down from the crest of the Pyrenees within the municipality of Queralbs, province of Girona, community of Catalonia, Spain.
The floor of the valley lies about 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) above sea level and is accessible from the south via a rack railway (the Vall de Núria Rack Railway) or by foot, and from France to the north by footpaths. There are no roads to access the valley. The place is historically notable for the 1931 drafting of the first Catalan Statute of Autonomy, in the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Núria.[1
We have visited and explored many parts of the beautiful Catalonia region, from the beautiful rugged coastline known as the Costa Brava, through to the stunning Pyrenees region that borders France.
In today’s post, we’re going to share with you one of our favourite parts of the Pyrenees region – the hidden away Vall de Núria
We have visited the Vall de Núria a number of times in both summer and winter, and it’s a destination that is pretty magical all year round – especially if you love the outdoors as we do.
In this guide, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know to plan your own visit to the Vall de Núria, including when to go, how to get here, where to stay and what to do!
There is no road or vehicle access to the Vall de Nuria, which in our mind is part of the thrill of this location – once you’re here in this high up hidden valley, you really feel far away from the world.
Whilst both options for getting here are good, and both are equally breathtaking, our preferred option was to take the Rack Railway, which departs from Ribes de Freser and Queralbs, two of the towns in the lower valley, which are part of the El Ripollès region.
The rack railway runs year round with multiple trips per day, and you can buy tickets at the station before you depart. You can also buy them online, where you’ll also find the schedules for the trains. Note that these vary between summer and winter. Visit the official website here for more information.
This guide to visiting the Vall de Núria one of many we’ve put together on visiting this region of the world, which we’ve explored and returned to many times at different times of year. We want to do this.