Natural settings of great beauty and ideal places to get lost in and reclaim that lost personal space. The only national park in Catalonia, some of the most valuable natural parks on the Iberian Peninsula and ten special protection reserves. The nature of the Catalan Pyrenees is the reflection of its people’s outlook, which contributes to forging the character, culture and tradition of this land. Natural parks and reserves in which you will find total paradise. Rich and varied flora and fauna right from the easternmost side, next to the Mediterranean, to the westernmost point. Walking for the joy of it through history and nature along the many sign-posted trails.
The Pyrenees, Catalonia’s spinal column, boasts an extensive and valuable architectural and cultural heritage. A source of inspiration for writers and pain- ters, and cradle of an ancient culture, they conceal Romanesque churches, monasteries, castles, archaeological complexes and mediaeval towns, along with some fifty museums. Sacred sanctuaries of great beauty, places of worship and stones imbued with history.
The gastronomic wealth of the Pyrenees makes it a pleasure to sit at the table and sample the mountain cuisine: game, wild mushrooms, cheeses from cow and sheep milk, cured sausages… Customs and traditions come together following the cycle of the seasons in an expression of living culture crammed with legends, feasts, dances, songs and popular festivals. Coinciding with solstices and equinoxes, religious in nature or with pagan roots, festive occasions and gatherings have over time contributed to forging the special character of the towns in the Pyrenees. Conscientious and hard-working in everyday life, but enthusiastic and welcoming when it comes to festivals, the Pyrenees are full of traditions and reflect the essence of authentic country life.