Vall de Núria
A taste of the Pyrenees
A shrine more than 2,000 metres above sea level
Discover why this valley is such a popular destination.
Activities for all publics
At almost 2,000 metres above sea level, Vall de Núria forms part of the municipality of Queralbs and is the closest Pyrenean valley to Barcelona. Since the Middle Ages it has been a pilgrimage site for faithful followers of the Virgin of Núria, but now it is also a family resort that offers a wide range of leisure activities for people of all ages throughout the year.
Vall de Núria is presided over by a shrine where an image of the Mother of God has been venerated since the 12th century. The shrine, which is in the middle of the valley, is located in a privileged natural space surrounded by peaks almost 3,000 metres above sea level. Oak, Scots pine and mountain pine are the most abundant species of trees, although only Alpine tundra plants manage to survive on the highest ground, where they completely cover the oldest rocky substrate in the Pyrenees. The valley’s major wildlife includes chamois, roe deer and mouflons, but there are also wild boar, moles, pine martens, and birds like the house martin, the bearded vulture and the griffon vulture.
The shrine and Vall de Núria are a very popular destination because they offer a wide range of seasonal leisure activities for the whole family. In winter, the valley is a popular ski resort where you can enjoy a number of winter sports. Children can enjoy the play park with zip-lines, a climbing wall, mountain go-karts and many other activities.
Points of interest
Shrine of the Virgin of Núria
Chapel of Sant Giles
- Cable car to the Pic de l’Áliga lookout point
- Play park