The Pyrenees Gate
From the cultivation areas of the Baix Berguedà, the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park and the upper Berguedà, we find ourselves in a land of contrasts with the Llobregat River that crosses the region from north to south, since its birth in Castellar de n Hug.
Sailing in the Baells kayak, walk a thousand trails, paragliding, discover Romanesque gems, live ancestral festivities or have a romantic evening in a rural house overlooking the Pedraforca are just some of the possibilities of Berguedà.
The Sierras de Queralt, Picancel, Catllarás, Rasos de Peguera and Ensija, are the previous mountain ranges to reach the great Cadí-Moixeró, the Natural Park protected by its great richness in flora and fauna, where endangered species such as the trencalòs and the magical snow flower, but also with a high population of chamois, deer, roe deer, eagles, marmots and many more mountainous species.
The region offers many activities to enjoy the mountain: hiking, mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, canyoning, canoeing, swimming in open waters, cuado, segway, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, speleology, orientation, hot air ballooning and many more activities
Culture, a journey through time
The Museum of Mines of Cercs, the Cement Museum of Castellar de N'Hug or the textile colonies of the Llobregat transport you in time to learn about the industrial past of this region. Taking the Cement Train you can take a little trip through history and discover the hidden treasure of Gaudí in La Pobla de Lillet, the Artigas Gardens.
The same industrial past with the Fígols open pit mines unveiled an impressive set of dinosaur footprints from 65 million years ago that can be understood by visiting the Fumanya Dinosaur Center.
For lovers of Romanesque, nine of the pre-Romanesque and Romanesque churches found in the Berguedà are open to the public all year round, such as the church of San Vivenç del Rus or Sant Quirze de Pedret, so that visitors can enjoy and know some of the most important works of this current in Catalonia.
Picasso visited the region in the summer of 1906, specifically the town of Gósol where you can see some replicas of his works in the Picasso Center during the stay in the town.
For animal lovers we find the Fuïves, the Zoo Nucleus with more than 150 specimens of purebred donkeys. And also the center of wild fauna of Camadoca, where through circuits by the river and by firm ground the treasures of the autochthonous fauna are discovered.
In Berga capital you can visit the streets of the old town and know the past of this city in the Interpretation Center of Berga or go to the Casa de la Patum.
Holidays and traditions
The Patum is the party of the region par excellence and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, which is carried out by Corpus Cristi. For those who can not come to Berga on these dates, you can try visiting La Casa de La Patum where you will know the history and see the figures of the comparsas.
But there are also other festivals of noteworthy interest: the Fia Faia de Bagà and Sant Julià de Cerdanyola, La nit de nadal, the Fiesta de la segar i el batre de Avià which is celebrated at the beginning of July and many more to discover.
The cuisine of Berguedà offers a typical mountain cuisine complemented by precious mushrooms, provided that nature allows it.
During the mushroom campaign different restaurants in the region offer the mushroom menu where you can taste different dishes with this star ingredient.
When the mushrooms are finished , the hunting and truffle kitchen begins and restaurants offer dishes that value these culinary elements characteristic of Berguedà.
Some of the typical dishes of the area and not to be missed are the masked potatoes, the black pea, the quince aioli and the squared corn stew.