Berguedà is a Barcelona region that includes several municipalities. All of them house numerous charms that are worth discovering. Therefore, below, we introduce you to some of the best places to visit in Berguedà. Can you come with us? We promise you will not be disappointed.
1. Bagà, an essential of Berguedà
It is one of the most beautiful towns in the Catalan region. Your tourist visit can start from the large arcaded square, where the church and the palace of the Barones de Pinós are located, today the headquarters of the Tourist Office and dating from the 13th century. The building highlights, among other things, the wall paintings in some of its rooms.
Another place of interest in Bagà is the Medieval and Cathar Center, which offers a journey through the history of the 12th and 13th centuries, taking as a reference the Cathar theme, as well as its cultural influence. The cobbled streets of the municipality also serve to transport tourists back to medieval times.
2. La Pobla de Lillet
This municipality can boast of hosting the Can Artigas Gardens, designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí. This carried out a project similar to Park Güell, so the stylistic and structural similarities of both are more than evident.
Also the work of the Catalan architect is the chalet de Catllaràs, a modernist building with a simple but original structure. Built in 1905, today it is a mountain lodge.
In Pobla de Lillet it is equally advisable to visit the baroque-style parish church of Santa María ; the church of Sant Miguel de Lillet, from the 12th century; and the four bridges that cross the town.
It is the capital of the Berguedà region and has an important heritage that includes the Queralt Sanctuary, located at the top of the mountain range that gives it its name, and the San Fernando castle, an asset of cultural interest.
Other places of interest are the church of San Juan, dating from the 13th century; or the church of San Quirico de Pedret, of pre-Romanesque origin and in which the paintings inside it stand out, especially in the apses.
To the north of Berga is this municipality where you can visit a museum dedicated to coal mining. It is divided into two parts: the permanent exhibition where you can learn more about the extraction of coal in the last 150 years and, what perhaps attracts more attention, the ride in a wagon through the interior of the Sant Romà gallery.
In Cercs you can also discover its different monuments (parish church of Santa María de Serchs, the hermitage of San Jorge, the castle of Blancafort …) or the Vilosiu archaeological site, formed by several farmhouses abandoned since the 14th century that were built at the end from the 10th century.
5. Puig-reig and Colonia Vidal
In Berguedà there are several textile colonies, one of the most prominent being the one known as Cal Vidal. It is located on the banks of the river Llobregat, in the municipality of Puig-reig, with a monumental heritage (the castle of Puig-reig, the castle of Merola…) that must be taken into account.
Likewise, Colonia Vidal has been museumized so that tourists can see first-hand the importance of the industrial colonies in the area and how they worked. The visit thus includes discovering various buildings of interest, such as the Director’s tower, the factory itself or the church of the Immaculate in Cal Vidal.
Another of the Berguedà municipalities that is worth a walk through is Gironella. From the Pont de les Eres you can see a spectacular panoramic view of the town, within which you can see the old town and some outstanding places: the parish church of Santa Eulàlia, the Pont Vell, the Clock Tower or the Cal Meter neighborhood.