ACTIVITATS CULTURALS DEL BERGUEDÀ

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Mediaeval art

Monastery of Sant Llorenç prop Bagà

Sant Llorenç prop Bagà

A community of monks of Sant Benet built their monastery here at the end of the ninth century. One century later, donations made it possible for the abbacy to construct a majestic three-nave church, following the tradition of the classic basilicas, and this was consecrated in the year 983.
It is situated to the North of the village of Guardiola de Berguedà, in the Valley of Brocà, in a wonderful natural setting on a plateau on the eastern face of the Serra de Gisclareny.


 

Monastery of Santa Maria de Lillet and Rotonda de Sant Miquel

Santa Maria de Lillet

The monastery was built in the 9th Century; nowadays shows Romanesque signs, traced by the Latin cross plant, two out of three original apses and the rustic square-planted cloister. The rest of elements have undergone modifications. At its side lies rotonda de Sant Miquel, one of the best preserved Romanesque circular-planted churches.
It is located in the route from la Pobla de Lillet to Campdevànol. Visitors can ask for the key to the Pobla de Lillet's tourist board.
 
 


 

Sant Jaume de Frontanyà

Sant Jaume de Frontanyà

In the middle of the ninth century, the pre-Romanesque church became too small and the Augustine community from Frontanyà started to work on the construction of a new church and monastery. Unfortunately only the church has been conserved; this is an exceptional building from the first Catalan Romanesque period, both due to its imposing size and balanced structure.


 

Sant Quirze de Pedret

Sant Quirze de Pedret

Sant Quirze de Pedret is a supreme work of pre-Romanesque architecture. The building was constructed between the ninth and tenth centuries with contributions from the Romanesque period. It contains the reproduction of important mural paintings from the tenth century (the Orant and the Knight) and twelfth century (the parable of the Prudent Virgins and the Simple Virgins).
The bridge of Pedret is Gothic and is shaped like a donkey's back; it dates back to the thirteenth century.


 

Sant Sadurní de Rotgers

Sant Sadurni de Rotgers

The church was constructed between the eleventh and twelfth centuries and it was consecrated in 1167. It comprises a single nave, reinforced with a semicircular apse that conserves the typical decoration of the first Romanesque period, blind arcades and Lesene strips. A two-storey square bell tower rises up from the nave. Under the central window of the apse there is a line of herringbone stonework.


 

Sant Vicenç de Rus

furrellat St. Vicenç de Rus

The building was erected in the 12th Century over remains from the High Middle Ages. It contains mural paintings original from Linear Gothic and reproductions of Romanesque mural paintings of the 12th Century. You can find the old parochial church of Sant Vicenç de Rus in Castellar de n'Hug, at the Southern slope of the Pyrenees Mountains.
Its access is by the road between Pobla de Lillet and Tosses (Km 9.5).
 
 


 

Museums

Guardiola de Berguedà Railway Station

L'estació de Guardiola

The Guardiola Railway Station centennial building portraits the history of railways in Catalonia in many ways: the train between Barcelona and Mataró, the construction of the railway network, railway companies, from steam to electricity, the world around the train and, mainly, the binding between the train and Guardiola de Berguedà.
 
 


 

Asland Cement Museum in Castellar de n'Hug

Museu Ciment

Asland Cement Factory, at Clot del Moro, in the township of Castellar de n'Hug, was closed about 30 years ago.
The ruins, preserved until nowadays, still reflect the magnificence of one of the most incredible manufacturing spots of the Catalan industrialization, located in a unique environment.
 
 


 

Circus Museum

Col·lecció del circ

The collection about the circus world was handed over by Josep Vinyes; it contains pictures, posters, leaflets, circus objects, literature and so on. It is provided with new exposition space, specially reformed for such a unique collection like this one.
This is located in the town of Berga.
 
 


 

Espai d'Interpretació de Berga

centre d'interpretació de berga

Espai d'Interpretació de la natura del Berguedà

espai natura

Fuives

Fuives

 
Catalan donkey's worldwide center
More than 37 years devoted to the catalan native donkey breed.


 

Information Centre of Massís del Pedraforca and Mining in Saldes

Centre del Massis del Pedraforca

The centre displays, with a permanent exposition, the meaning and the peculiarities of Pedraforca mountain, emblematic peak and natural heritage, and coal mining, the industrial activity that has carved the last century of the township. An audiovisual document about the village of Saldes and its people completes the exposition.
 
 


 

Jaciment Paleontològic de Fumanya

jaciment fumanya

 


 

Jardins Artigas (Gaudi's Garden)

Jardins Artigas

Artigas Gardens, planned by Antoni Gaudí in 1905, show us the naturalistic facet of the architect; here, his work meets the elements in total harmony. Fountains, benches, rails and bridges over Llobregat river, surrounded by leafy vegetation, will keep you accompanied during your walk.
 


 

M.A. Milions d'Anys (Millions of Years)

The permanent exhibition of M. A. Milions d'Anys introduces visitors to the surprising world of palaeontology through information provided by fossilised remains (bones, eggs, footprints, excrements, plant species, etc.) and the main fossil beds in Catalonia, especially those in Berguedà, which have over 3,000 dinosaur footprints from the Upper Cretaceous period, the last survivors of which lived in Catalonia 65 million years ago.
It is located in the village of Vallcebre. 
 

Medieval and Cathar Centre

Centre Medieval i dels Càtars

In the ancient Palau de Pinós in Bagà there is a permanent exhibition on the Cathars and the Medieval era of the town of Bagà. As we pass through the different rooms, various characters explain the link between the Cathars and the local area as we discover the rich past of the historic capital of Alt Berguedà.
An interesting option is to round off a visit to the Medieval and Cathar Centre with a walk round the historic centre of Bagà.
 


 

Mining Museum

Museu de les Mines

This museum is dedicated to the coal mining industry in Berguedà. It is located in the mining colony of Sant Corneli, which, following the model of the industrial colonies already established in Catalonia, was founded at the end of the nineteenth century to accommodate the people employed in the coal mines.
Today it is one of the best-conserved mining settlements in Spain. The museum is located in the mining colony of Sant Corneli.


 

Municipal Museum of Gósol (Picasso Room)

picasso

Picasso hall contains a collection of copies of compositions made by Picasso while he was in Gósol, including a notable facsimile of the "Catalan identity card". An interesting option is to round off a visit to this museum with a trip to the Castle of Gósol and the old village. It is situated in the village of Gósol. They offer guided visits


 

Patum Festival House

Les comparses de la Patum
 

Riutort Petroleum Mine

mina de riutort

The feature that sets apart the Riutort mine in Guardiola de Berguedà from others in the Berguedà region is in fact that petroleum was extracted from it (bitumen). Even today, after one hundred years of inactivity, the trickle of petrol can still be seen in the rocks.
 


 

Shepherds Museum

museu del pastor

Here it is possible to find everything that is related to the world of sheep, flocks and the shepherds who look after them. At the museum we find, among other things, a typical stone hut of the type shepherds used to take refuge in, an explanation of transhumance and wool production, and the products arising from this field of activity.
This museum is located in the village of Castellar de n'Hug.
 
 


 

The Anisoteca (collection of bottles of anisette) of Castell de l'Areny

Anisoteca

It contains more than a thousand sealed bottles of anis from around the world. This is located in the village of Castell de l'Areny.
 


 

Sanctuaries

Santuari de Falgars

santuari de falgars

 
The present building dates from 1646 and contains still some elements and engravings from the original romanesque chapel. This chapel is mentioned as early as 1049. Falgars holds several folk celebrations: Saint Marc in April, the meeting of Poblatans (people from La Pobla) in June, the festivity of the Virgin on Septembre 8th, these are occasions to enjoy traditional culture, among which the Dance of Falgars.


 

Santuari de la Mare de Déu de Lurdes

santuari lurdes de la nou
 

Santuari de Paller

Entrada bar

 


 

Santuari de Queralt

Queralt

Poised on a narrow balance between nature and architecture, the Sanctuary of Mare de Déu de Queralt dominates the town of Berga and the surrounding area. Known as the balcony of Catalonia, this site is an amalgam of history, religion and breathtaking landscapes, affording astounding views over the mountainous extension to the north and the plain through which the river Llobregat cHourses to the south.
 

Industrial tourism

Guardiola de Berguedà Railway Station

L'estació de Guardiola

The Guardiola Railway Station centennial building portraits the history of railways in Catalonia in many ways: the train between Barcelona and Mataró, the construction of the railway network, railway companies, from steam to electricity, the world around the train and, mainly, the binding between the train and Guardiola de Berguedà.
 
 


 

Alt Llobregat Tourist Railway - Cement Train

Tren del Ciment

The little Alt Llobregat Tourist Railway links La Pobla de Lillet with the village of Castellar de n'Hug. On the 20 minute ride you'll see some amazing sights, such as the Artigas Gardens, designed by Antoni Gaudi, and the Asland Cement Museum in the former cement factory.  


 

Asland Cement Museum in Castellar de n'Hug

Museu Ciment

Asland Cement Factory, at Clot del Moro, in the township of Castellar de n'Hug, was closed about 30 years ago.
The ruins, preserved until nowadays, still reflect the magnificence of one of the most incredible manufacturing spots of the Catalan industrialization, located in a unique environment.
 
 


 

Carrilet Verd del Berguedà

carrilet verd

Carrilet Verd del Berguedà is an original proposal for discover the county, enjoy with landscapes, nature, and our historic and industrial heritage.
 
It has capacity for 56 people and offer a fun and comfortable trip.
 
Saturday route from l'Estació de Guardiola de Berguedà to Petroleum Mine of Riutort.
Sunday route "Romanesque and Coal" around the Minning Museum.


 

Espai d'Interpretació de Berga

centre d'interpretació de berga

 


 

Jaciment Paleontològic de Fumanya

jaciment fumanya

 


 

Jardins Artigas (Gaudi's Garden)

Jardins Artigas

Artigas Gardens, planned by Antoni Gaudí in 1905, show us the naturalistic facet of the architect; here, his work meets the elements in total harmony. Fountains, benches, rails and bridges over Llobregat river, surrounded by leafy vegetation, will keep you accompanied during your walk.
 


 

Mining Museum

Museu de les Mines

This museum is dedicated to the coal mining industry in Berguedà. It is located in the mining colony of Sant Corneli, which, following the model of the industrial colonies already established in Catalonia, was founded at the end of the nineteenth century to accommodate the people employed in the coal mines.
Today it is one of the best-conserved mining settlements in Spain. The museum is located in the mining colony of Sant Corneli.


 

Riutort Petroleum Mine

mina de riutort

The feature that sets apart the Riutort mine in Guardiola de Berguedà from others in the Berguedà region is in fact that petroleum was extracted from it (bitumen). Even today, after one hundred years of inactivity, the trickle of petrol can still be seen in the rocks.
 


 

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