La Nou de Berguedà
Altitude: 876 m
La Nou is a very small municipality (about 147 inhabitants) and very quiet, without an urban nucleus proper, 900 meters high, with excellent views and surrounded by forests of red pine, oaks, oaks and, in some corner shady, beech. It is about 120 km from the city of Barcelona, about 90 minutes by road. It is in the Sierra del Catllaràs, very close to the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park (with the Pedraforca that presides over it), the French border and Andorra. The closest city is Berga (16,000 inhabitants, about 16 km from La Nou) where basic services are located.
La Nou is at the end of a narrow road that leaves from the C-16 road (also called Eje del Llobregat, a European road that connects the city of Barcelona with France and Andorra). Its situation makes it an absolutely quiet place. By La Nou is not passed, you must come expressly. Its altitude makes the climate very cool in summer and sunny in winter. The village also has a small playground, an open-air sports court and a social place, meeting places for children in the afternoon. In summer, the nearest pool is about 10 minutes by car, in Sant Jordi de Cercs. In winter, the nearest ski slopes are at La Masella, an hour's drive away... although it seems that access will soon be built through Bagà and Coll de Pal, in about 30 minutes.
In the Berguedà region there are many interesting places to visit: a Romanesque heritage of the most important in Catalonia; testimonies of the industrial past of the region (c Olona textiles along the Llobregat River, the Museum of Mining in Cercs, etc.); Gaudí gardens in La Pobla de Lillet, the Natural Park of Cadí-Pedraforca; the "La Baells" reservoir; Medieval festivals and major festivals in all the towns, etc. As of September, fans of Mycology have La Nou their particular Mecca.
Those who like to walk have a wide range of excursions, for all tastes and levels, either around La Nou, Malanyeu, Sierra del Catllaràs and as for the rest of the region.
It is also worth mentioning the gastronomy of the region, based on local products, which can be tasted in many small restaurants at very reasonable prices.
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