Queralbs

Province: Girona | Shire: Ripollès | Inhabitants: 190 | Extension: 93,5 Km2 | Altitude: 1.236 m

The municipality of Queralbs belongs to the region of Ripollès, in the province of Girona. Queralbs is located in the Vall de Ribes, surrounded by the Pyrenean mountain range with peaks such as the Puigmal, the Balandrau or the Torreneules that make it an authentic landscape spectacle. It borders on the north with Montlluís (France), on the east with Setcases, on the south with Ribes de Freser and on the west with Sallagosa (France). Queralbs has the aggregates of La Farga, Fustanyà, Nuria, Rialb, Serrat and Vilamanyà.

The first historical document where we have evidence of Queralbs is during the consecration of La Seu d'Urgell, in 839, with the name of Keros Albos. Since ancient times the mountains of Queralbs have been the place of pasture for the herds of transhumance.

Its location and the fact that there are so many rivers within its term, has led to the construction of many hydroelectric power plants such as Ferrer, La Farga, Daió, La Molino or Rialb.

The main activity of Queralbs is tourism, especially the tourism of the Sanctuary of Núria, which is located in the Vall de Núria, where in addition to the purely religious aspects you can practice all kinds of adventure sports, hiking, even skiing in winter. To reach the Vall de Núria, you can access on foot or by taking the Zipper, which has exit in Queralbs and which was inaugurated on March 22, 1931.

To know and visit the town and its surroundings can be done through the church of Sant Jaume de Queralbs, the tenth century and with subsequent reforms due to the increase in population, the damage caused by the earthquake that affected the area in 1428 and other reasons. You can continue through the church of Sant Sadurní de Fustanyà dated also from the tenth century and that according to the legend was made by fairies because its stones and its creation is perfect, compared to the bell tower that he says was created by men and that's why it's so imperfect. In the lower part of the town we find the remains of the defensive castle dating from the fourteenth or fifteenth century and that seems to be built on a triangular base with a tower at each of the vertices.

Within the same nucleus of Queralbs we find the Serrat, which we can define as the typical mountain town dedicated to livestock. If we walk through its streets we will see, attached to the walls of the houses, what had been bakeries. We will also enjoy the tranquility of the walk and the beauty of the landscape that surrounds it.

What to do

Ripollès Turisme

El Ripollès, is a mountain region, located in the Pyrenees of Girona,…

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Cremallera de Núria

Queralbs (a 5.7 Km)

The Rack Railway of Núria is the transport par excellence of the…

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Turisme del Berguedà

(a 14 Km)

From the cultivation areas of the Baix Berguedà, the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park…

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Terra de comtes i abats

(a 16.7 Km)

Terra i Abats Comtes offers you a lot of proposals to discover…

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Museu Etnogràfic de Ripoll

Ripoll (a 16.7 Km)

The first museum in Catalonia dedicated to ethnography. Through the Ethnographic Museum…

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Jardins Artigas

La Pobla de Lillet (a 18.8 Km)

The Artigas Gardens, designed at the beginning of the 20th century by…

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Tren del Ciment

La Pobla de Lillet (a 19.7 Km)

The Cement Train is a line that historically linked the old Asland…

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Formatgeria Artesanal Tiraval

Bagà (a 27.3 Km)

Always made with the best milk, that's why we work with herds…

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Where to eat

Restaurant Hotel Prats

Ribes de Freser (a 4.9 Km)

Fonda family tradition now run by the fourth generation, has been passed…

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La Santa Restaurant

Ribes de Freser (a 6.8 Km)

Our fires cook KM0 food obtained from the earth using traditional methods.…

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La Closa

Castellar de n'Hug (a 13.9 Km)

Its gardens and spaces allow you to quietly submerge in the sun,…

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Hostal la Muntanya

Castellar de n'Hug (a 14.1 Km)

Family hostel located in Castellar de n'Hug. It has different options for…

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Restaurant el Pont 9

Camprodon (a 17.1 Km)

Restaurant humble and simple cuisine, where you can enjoy the flavors, aromas…

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Restaurant Mític

Camprodon (a 21.1 Km)

Restaurant serving authentic and traditional cuisine with contemporary touches, directed by the…

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Restaurant Dachs

Les Llosses (a 22.3 Km)

Ideal for celebrating. It has a large parking lot, and disabled access.…

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El Recó de l'Avi

Guardiola de Berguedà (a 26.7 Km)

homemade cuisine with grilled meats oak, variety of tapas and toast field.…

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Where to sleep

Hotel Prats

Ribes de Freser (a 4.9 Km)

It is a small hotel with family tradition now run by the…

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Hotel Vall de Núria

Queralbs (a 5.3 Km)

It is located in the center of the wonderful Vall de Núria…

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Apartaments del Bosc

Ribes de Freser (a 4.7 Km)

The apartments are two terraced houses, located in a space of the…

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Angelats Hotel

Ribes de Freser (a 6.8 Km)

Surrounded by a thousand-year-old forest, with wide trails to walk, the 20…

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Hotel Restaurant Fonda Rigà

Vilallonga de Ter (a 10.2 Km)

Since 1970, a family to serve in the best place in the…

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Càmping Conca de Ter

Vilallonga de Ter (a 12 Km)

The Conca De Ter Bungalows are located in the Camprodon Valley, in…

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Fundesplai, Cases de Colònies

Àger (a 13.2 Km)

At Fundesplai, we manage 17 houses of colonies and hostels and 8…

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La Closa

Castellar de n'Hug (a 13.9 Km)

Its gardens and spaces allow you to quietly submerge in the sun,…

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Events

Meeting of bookmark collectors in Queralbs

03/07/2022

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Cerdana Flora Cycle in Llívia

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News

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