Saint Mauricio National Park
Saint Mauricio National Park Nature lovers will enjoy the Aigüestortes National Park and Lake Saint Maurici, one of the two National Parks of Catalonia and one of the great riches of the Pyrenees.
Water is the protagonist, as the park has over 200 lakes, rivers, streams and glaciers, as well as great diversity of fauna and typical mountain (reluctant, golden eagles, quebrantaossos, partridges, tortillas, chamois, marmots, flora etc. .).
The landscape is of high mountains, with an impressive relief. It is well signposted and maintained and has been equipped with many shelters that provide itineraries..
Besides the many activities available to our customers, the area is known for having one of the most important historical and artistic ensembles of Europe, for its uniqueness and richness.
The monastery of "Santa Maria de Gerri de la Sal" the twelfth century is must. It is next to a medieval bridge over the Noguera Pallaresa.
The region also remains of the people that lived in the past: medieval castles, perfectly preserved dolmens, etc. There excavations that confirm the presence of civilization in the area since the Bronze Age.
The peoples of the region have great charm and preserve the aesthetics of stone, wood and tile, as Esterri d'Àneu, rims Burg, Villa de Scepter, Tornafort, Llessui, among others.
Furthermore, culd has the largest lake in the Pyrenees (Certascan) and the highest peak of the Principality (Pica States).
The culd is a mountain region that traditionally has auto stocked. This has conditioned the regional cuisine, which emphasizes the meat and meat, while fish is almost absent.
Thus, the main courses in the area are related to the lamb: girella, egg, grilled lamb, etc. Rabbit, veal, poultry and game meat is also eaten.
The quince and pears Cardós are also very present in our food: meat stews or aioli. Incidentally, this aioli has a fine and delicate flavor, and is not repeated as traditional.
In the dessert section, highlighting plum brandy, new garrapiñadas, custard, cream or homemade waffles.
Pujalt butterflies Museum
You can see all the butterflies flying in Catalonia and learn how they live and how they relate to their environment. Also observe and adopt ways and attitudes to defend themselves and adapt to the environment. Finally, we find examples of the main families of Catalan insects.
Esterri Àneu Ecomuseum
The Ecomuseum born from a new museum and museum design where the visitor enters, active and participatory manner, in the lifestyles of Pallars of the century. Unlike traditional museums, the Ecomuseu not secluded in a building, but extends throughout the territory to explain the life of the valleys that form. It is, therefore, vertebra from heritage centers scattered villages Àneu. Various spaces are currently offered; House Gassia, the hydraulic sawmill Alòs Isil, the monuments of Son and the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere del Burgal (XII century) Escaló.
Gerri de la Sal Museum
Saline has always been a characteristic physiognomy Gerri's people, and the exploitation of salt water source for the evaporation system has been the main economic engine of the city for many years. From the June 6, 1995, unanimously agreed to declare all the people of Gerri de la Sal, National Cultural Interest, with the category of historical monument, standing out for its beauty Alfolí Salt, the largest civil building ground around the Pallars. The interest of both the store and the salt, is motivated as vectors of architectural, historical and cultural values which deserve to enjoy adequate protection. Moreover it is very interesting to visit the monastery of Santa María, a former Benedictine monastery Romanesque (SS.XI-XII), which is the most unique and important in the region.
Llessui shepherds museum
The Museum of the Shepherds Valley Àssua, after a brief introduction to the characteristics of the valley of shepherds and sheep, explains in detail the different tasks to be performed by shepherds during the annual cycle. It is the intention of the promoters of the museum organisms that this does not become solely a showroom of objects and information panels, but must become a dynamic project Llessui town and around the Valley. He wants to turn the center into a kind of theme park devoted much attention to remember how to work and live pastors of years ago, but without forgetting the developments have also experiment lately and the changes brought about by the new technologies: satellite tracking tools, mobile, mechanized shearing, etc.
Museum of freedom: Sort
The Pyrenean border, far from being a barrier, has been historically for locals territory connection and exchange, through which a constant flow of people, goods and workers on both sides of the ridge. Indeed, the inhabitants of the territories on both sides of the Pyrenees have gone to either side depending on your personal circumstances and the various economic or political situations. Family, commercial and industrial links have articulated a community, despite having no institutional and administrative base. For several years (1936-1945), the border crossing became a must for thousands of victims of war and repression vital goal. Fugitives from dictatorships introduced in both sides staged an epic that deserves to be recollected and preserved for future generations so that they are aware of the need to protect peace and democracy, as well as its fragility.