Wordless Wednesday: El Berguedà (Catalonia, Spain)

August 18, 2022

If you are traveling to Spain and want to be closer to nature, then consider adding El Berguedà to your itinerary.

If you are in Spain and want to enjoy sceneries composed of vast tracts of pastureland or perhaps go on a mountain trek, then El Berguedà is definitely for you.

Mountains and pastureland at El Berguedà (Catalonia, Spain)
Photo courtesy of Spain Tourism Board

Wordless Wednesday: El Berguedà (Catalonia, Spain)


Located in Catalonia, Spain, El Berguedà is situated in the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees, only one hour by car from the city of Barcelona. Despite its proximity to the bustling city of Barcelona, El Berguedà is like an entirely different world.

El Berguedà is part of the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, which has peaks of up to 2600 meters. Here, you can marvel at diverse wildlife roaming around the area such as roe deer, bearded vultures, and majestic eagles. Indeed, If your idea of adventure is being close to nature, then you should definitely include El Berguedà in your travel itinerary to Spain.

Moreover, El Berguedà boasts a network of footpaths covering some 2000 kilometers that has been created especially for walking or cycling. There are also various long routes that cross the area, such as the Camí dels Bons Homes which follows the route used by the Cathars in the Middle Ages to escape from the south of France, or the Cavalls del Vent, a circular route connecting eight mountain shelters.

Apart from communing with nature, some of the other things that you can do while on a holiday at El Berguedà would be a visit to the Pedraforca Astronomical Center since the skies of El Berguedà are particularly clear due to its location in the mountains, far away from any big cities.

At the same time, you can also take the opportunity to discover El Berguedà’s incredible history and cultural legacy. It has fascinating museums dedicated to its mining past, textile factories, and migration to the colonies.

El Berguedà also hosts festivities that have been celebrated for centuries, such as Fia-Faia or La Patumin the city of Berga, declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Of course, you also have to try local products like cheese and jam when you are in the area.

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15 comments

  1. Beautiful picture and this looks like a lovely place to visit.

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  2. It sounds absolutely beautiful. I hope to be able to see this in person one day.

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  3. What a beautiful place to explore. I've always wanted to visit Spain. Beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  4. This would be such a beautiful spot to visit. I always love learning about the history of a spot.

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  5. Sounds like a nice place to take a trip. I wiill have to add it to my list.

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  6. I would love to go to Spain someday. Sounds like such a lovely place to go. I really do hope to be able to visit sometime.

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  7. Wow what a wonderful place. My kids are more the travel outside the U.S. type, but I would love to see more of this place.

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  8. I have never been there, but it looks like a nice place to visit. I will add this to my bucket lists!

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  9. Wow! What a really wonderful and amazing place! My whole family would definitely love to be here!

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  10. This sounds like such a beautiful place! If I ever go to Spain, I'll certainly put this on my list to visit.

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  11. The photo is so beautiful. I'd love to go there one day. Thank you for sharing this lovely vacation spot.

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  12. This place looks and sounds like a beautiful location, I'd love to visit it some day.

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  13. Spain is definitely on my bucket list and I will be adding this to the list as well! Thanks for the information.

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  14. My cousin spent a semester abroad over in Spain. I have always wanted to go! I'm so jealous of people who can travel.

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  15. Stunning! It's a true capture of time standing still!

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