Pallars Sobirà

  • Pallars Sobirà

Pallars Jussà is a region located in the northwest of Catalonia. It is characterized by its wide range of contrasts, from Mediterranean to high mountain sites. A genuine territory with a strong personality.

These contrasts allow you to discover from agricultural plains to extended forests, by way of steep crags, high mountains (included Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park), glacial and karstic lakes, and wild rivers. Landscapes that host a wealth and diversity of flora and fauna, especially scavengers and birds of prey.

Water is the main character in most parts of the region. The presence of reservoirs, lakes and rivers offers incredible postcards. The abundance of water was actually the origin of the huge social and landscape transformation of the region in the early 20th century, as the wide hydroelectric heritage currently shows.

Those landscapes have conserved footprints of both distant (millions years ago) and near past. Visitors will get the opportunity to travel through the time of dinosaurs and funerary rites (megalithic tombs), to revive the arrival of the Roman and their expansion, to admire castles, Romanesque churches and closed cities (walled cities) built in the Middle Age, when Pallars Jussà used to be a border area.

Pallars Jussà also rimes with living memory, celebrated through ancestral traditions such as the Fallas (descent of torches), the Raiers’ day (descent of rafters on the riverNoguera Pallaresa) and the cattle fairs (so important in the past). Gastronomy is another example of tradition. Its products have kept the best elements of the past and innovated to adapt to modern times.

Description of the territory

Pallars Sobirà Regional Tourism Office – Sort
Presentation of resources of the territory. Permanent and temporary exhibitions.
+ info: turisme.pallarssobira.cat/

House of the National Park of Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici – Espot
Information and permanent exhibition center of the National Park.
+ info: parcsnaturals.gencat.cat/es/aiguestortes/visiteu-nos/equipaments-itineraris / equipments

House of the Natural Park of l’Alt Pirineu – Llavorsí
Headquarters of the Natural Park and information point.
+ info: parcsnaturals.gencat.cat/en/alt-pirineu

Ecomuseum of the Shepherds of the Vall d’Àssua – Llessui
Explain the different tasks that pastors have to perform during the annual cycle.
+ info: turisme.pallarssobira.cat/es/plani ca-tu -Travel / museums-and-visitor-spaces

Valls d’Àneu Ecomuseum – Esterri d’Àneu
It allows to know the natural and cultural reality of the valleys of Àneu and the transformations of the last decades. The Ecomuseu is also a management space for the different assets of the Valls d’Àneu heritage.
+ info: www.ecomuseu.com/es

Museum, Salinas and Monastery of Santa Maria de Gerri – Gerri de la Sal
The historical importance of salt: salt water spring, salt flats and Monastery.
+ info: turisme.pallarssobira.cat/es/plani ca-tu -Travel / museums-and-visitor-spaces

Most identifiable geographical areas
and elements

  • Craftsmen / builders
  • Towers, castles, vile closes and medieval bridges
  • Romanesque: churches, hermitages and monasteries
  • Gothic and Baroque: altarpieces and religious monuments
  • Mountain ethnographic heritage
  • Manifestations of popular and contemporary culture
  • Charming villages
  • Elements of historical memory
  • Aigüestortes National Park
  • Estany de Sant Maurici,
  • Alt Pirineu Natural Park
  • Pica d’Estats
  • Collegats Gorge
  • Sierra de Boumort
  • Certascan Lake
  • Torrassa Reservoir
  • Mollera d’Escalarre
  • Lake of Montcortés
  • Pla de Corts
  • Noguera Pallaresa River
  • Valls d’Àneu
  • Vall de Siarb
  • Vall Ferrera
  • Vall de Cardós
  • Vall d’Àssua

Move around the Pallars Sobirà without your car

List of transport for sustainable mobility within the territory

Pallars Sobirà all year round!