La Pobla de Lillet
La Pobla de Lillet is a municipality located to the north of the Berguedà region. La Pobla de Lillet is located in the Lillet Valley, at an altitude of about 843m and surrounded by the mountains of Cadí, Moixeró, the Catllaràs mountain range, the Falgars mountain range, the Moreu mountain range, the Bruc rocks and the mountains de Meranges and the Rasos de Tubau.
In the municipality of La Pobla de Lillet we find the Artigas Gardens, designed by Antoni Gaudí at the beginning of the 20th century as a token of gratitude to the Artigas family for welcoming him into their home when he designed the Chalet de Catllaràs.
The Artigas Gardens are a perfect union between nature and architecture in the midst of life in constant movement provided by the Llobregat River, which crosses them in the middle.
We also find the Old Bridge, from the 14th century, in the middle of the town and as an emblematic element of the population it crosses the river from one side to the other. It is considered the oldest bridge that crosses the Llobregat river.
In the religious field, we find the Monastery of Santa Maria de Lillet, in the Romanesque style and reformed on several occasions, the most notable being that of the 18th century. It has a cloister with a square floor plan and, near it, the chapel of San Miguel de Lillet. During the 20th century this building has suffered numerous losses, beginning with the Civil War, and the wear and tear of the passing of the years, but a good part of its remains are preserved.
La Pobla de Lillet also has the Falgàs Sanctuary where an image carved in alabaster from the 15th century and the cave where the Virgin was found are preserved. Very close to here is the Mirador Joan Casanova, from where you can contemplate fantastic views of Pedraforca and start several hiking trails.
In the church of Santa Maria de Lillet in La Pobla de Lillet we will see the Christ in Majesty from the 12th century and made of polychrome wood. And, the old quarter of the town, with its narrow cobbled streets, leaves us with evidence of a medieval past governed by the Mataplana barony, installed in the Castle of La Pobla de Lillet. It can be reached by following the path from the Monastery of Santa Maria de Lillet.
Currently, La Pobla de Lillet has recovered the old train station. So now it has a new tourist attraction that leads us to the Artigas Gardens and the old Asland cement factory and current Cement Museum.
The municipality of La Pobla de Lillet has a wide range of fountains, both inside - a dozen - and outside the town - more than twenty.
Gaudí's treasure in La Pobla de Lillet
Dare to do an outdoor escape room in the old town of La Pobla and help Antoni Gaudí to solve the enigma. He passes all the tests and manages to recover the suitcase that has been stolen with his utensils to make the plans for the Artigas Gardens and the Chalet del Catllaràs.
For just 2 euros, buy the ticket for the escape town El Tesoro de Gaudí at any establishment in the town or at the Tourist Office. Live an unforgettable story while you discover with family or friends where Gaudí's treasure is hidden, interacting with different elements of the municipality. It is also suitable for school visits, in this case we recommend contacting the Tourist Office.
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