Vall de Boí, a natural, historical and cultural treasure
The Boí Taüll mountain resort is situated in one of the most emblematic spaces in the Catalan territory, Vall de Boí. This natural paradise is surrounded by landmarks as powerful as the Romanesque heritage sites and Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, ideal places to visit in the area.
With its towns spilling over in history on every corner, gastronomy, fauna and spectacular landscapes, Vall de Boí is a leading destination in Catalan rural tourism.
A valley full of legends, ancestral traditions and lifestyles which is transformed into the valley of four heritages: the Romanesque churches, UNESCO World Heritage sites; the falles, Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity; Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, the only national park in Catalonia and Starlight Destination, a place for discovering the magic of our sky.
The area of the resort is home to the essence of Romanesque art with churches and towns which comprise the Romanesque Churches of Vall de Boí, official UNESCO World Heritage Sites, towns which illustrate the history of Catalonia. Some of the most remarkable towns are:
The falles festival is an act of ancestral tradition celebrated in 63 towns in the Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees and is on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Since long ago, it has been a deep-rooted tradition in the towns of Vall de Boí where, coinciding with the summer solstice, the inhabitants of the municipalities light a resinous wood torch and carry it down the mountain to the town square.
The most majestic landscapes are found in the National Park, one of the most well-conserved in southern Europe, with summits which surpass 3,000 metres, Quaternary glaciers, and nearly 300 lakes, rivers and waterfalls in this paradise of water.
A park with wildlife treasures like the brown bears, chamois, wood grouse, otters, vultures, golden eagles and ptarmigans, among others, that populate this territory.
This certification is awarded to destinations which are considered to have excellent conditions for contemplating the night sky and are protected from any form of light pollution.
The National Park has been awarded this seal which guarantees its protection and serves to attract astronomy lovers to enjoy an exceptional stargazing experience.