El Berguedà: Come to know one of the most interesting regions of Catalonia, where history and culture emerge from the interior of the mountains.
The Berguedà is a region located in the interior of Catalonia. Land of contrasts, the Llobregat river that makes the axis and backbone all the region, from north to south, from its birth in the first mountains of the Pyrenees and leaving the region in the last plains of the Central depression.
This region has a great natural heritage. The Mountain range of the Cadí and the Moixeró, with the majestic mountain of the Pedraforca (2506m of altitude), form one of the largest natural parks of Catalonia, with an extensive network of roads that allows us to enjoy all its treasures, We can also visit the mountains of Queralt, Catllaràs or Picancel.
We can also know the region through its cultural heritage. In the Berguedà we can enjoy a very good sample of Romanesque architecture, visits to the monasteries of: Santa Maria de Lillet (11th century), Santa Maria de Serrateix (10th century) and Sant Llorenç (10th century) are highly recommended, and the following hermitages: Santa Maria de Avià (12th century) and Sant Vicenç de Obiols (9th century), Sant Sadurní de Rotgers (10th century), Sant Quirze de Pedret (10th century)... We also recommend you to visit the many sanctuaries of the region, places where its architectural value is added to the landscape, such as the Sanctuary of Queralt, the sanctuary of the Mare de Déu de Lurdes or the sanctuary of Falgars.
The Berguedà offers us a lot of possibilities to enjoy the territory with activities suitable for all. The water is present in all the region and in the reservoir of the Baells we can do canoeing and in the torrent of the Escalell and the Forat Negre of Vallcebre we can enjoy the canyonig. In the region there are many paths where we can practice hiking and mountain biking from the smoothest roads that follow the course of the Llobregat (Green Road of the Llobregat) even the hardest ones like the road dels Bons Homes or the Vuelta al Cadí-Moixeró. The mountains of the Berguedà are excellent by the practice of climbing, we have more than 10 climbing areas such as the Pedraforca or the Castell de L'Areny.
To rest, and regain strength there is nothing better than a good meal, the cuisine of the region has its origin in the kitchen of the ancestors and is updated to offer us a modern cuisine but with strong medieval roots.
And finally we can not fail to mention the city of Berga, capital of the region, a city that brings together many of the charms of the territory. The city has a very good commercial and cultural offer and if we can, at least once in life, we can not stop visiting the city for the festivities of the Patum (mid-June), traditional festival and popular declared Heritage Festival of national interest and "Masterpiece of the Oral and intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO.
Come and discover the Berguedà, land where history and nature unite to offer you a whole world of experiences. To enjoy all this, Ruralverd recommends the following holiday cottages: