In the middle of the 19th century, this area suffered an exodus of people to richer and more resourceful areas.
Faced with this situation there were a number of women, the Trementinaires, who took advantage of ancestral knowledge about plants and their medicinal skills transmitted orally to travel throughout Catalonia laden with herbs, oils and remedies that they made themselves destined to “cure and cure all evils”.
This trade was practiced by most women in the valley for over a century.
DINOSAURS AND MINES
From the Cretaceous to industrialization
This tour will allow us to discover the close relationship between paleontology, mining and geology.
65 million years ago these valleys were inhabited by dinosaurs,
just after its extinction, geological movements led to two phenomena: the formation of the Pyrenees and the formation of lignite (coal). Millions of years later, in the middle of the 20th century, mining became the economic engine of the area, and while it was being carried out
the exploitation of the Fumanya Open Sky mine revealed the dinosaur or paleontological remains of Fumanya Sud.
PICASSO AND ART IN PEDRAFORCA
We are very lucky to be able to enjoy landscapes and corners that fall in love.
Places where we can soak up the peace and tranquility that nature gives us to be inspired and give rise to creativity.
In 1906, the Malaga artist Pablo Picasso fell in love with Gósol, staying there for a few months, which allowed him to reconnect with himself and consolidate himself as an artist.
A stay that not only marked Picasso but was also decisive for twentieth-century art. It represented the end of a period of research and the awakening of a new era.
ACTIVATE AND ENJOY THE VALLEYS
Our area allows us to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities. The Serra d’Ensija and the Pedraforca Massif are unique places where you can experience nature in its purest form while enjoying spectacular views of the Cadí – Moixerò Natural Park, Serra del Verd, Vall de Josa and Port del Compte.
A unique space where you can practice from hiking routes suitable for all audiences, through several days or do a wide range of road bike and mountain bike routes.
We can also enjoy the Palomera Adventure Park, canyoning, via ferrata, climbing or even bungee jumping.
FROM FEUDAL LORDS TO GOOD MEN AND GOOD WOMEN
Catharism is a religious doctrine that derives from Christianity but is very critical of the structure of the medieval church; at a time when the church was very powerful and far removed from the gospel message.
That is why he has many followers from the common people to the nobles (who were disputing the rents with the church).
THE WATERS OF THE PEDRAFORCA
Water is pure life and nature. It is for this reason that we have often articulated our lives around it, building houses, mills and ultimately making a living.
The waters of Pedraforca are different springs or watercourses that have a meaning and history closely linked to the history and development of the area.
Its unique silhouette and its great connection with hiking and climbing have made it one of the most emblematic and unique mountains in Catalonia.
He has inspired multiple legends that speak of his power and mysticism.