Discover Bellver de Cerdanya…
Bellver de Cerdanya is surrounded by the landscapes of the Pyrenees and about 15 picturesque villages that combine the Romanesque cultural heritage with the natural heritage of several ecosystems. You will love this area and its monuments and landscapes as you discover them town by town, route by route.
Traditions in Bellver de Cerdanya
January 17: Sant Antoni Abat festivity.
Easter Monday: pilgrimage to Talló.
During May: “botifarrada” (popular pork sausage cooking).
July 25: Bellver small festivity.
August 11: hunters’ festivity.
August 15: Santa María River main festivity.
August 16: Sant Roc neighbourhood festivity.
Third week of August: Antiques and Flea Fair.
What to see in Bellver de Cerdanya?
Plaça del portal: in the past, two towers protected this portal, nowadays we can see the one on the right, the Prison Tower mentioned by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer in his poems.
Carrer d’Enmig: in Jussà Street, in the past, there was a great trading activity; even nowadays we can see the rings that were used to tie the animals.
Carrer del Cadell and Plaça Abat Oliba: here we will have good views of the villages around Bellver de Cerdanya, and we can also see the passage of the Gosolans, nowadays marked as the Reapers’ Route.
Portal del Baridà: up Carrer d’Enmig you will find Carrer del Castell (Castle Street). On the right wall floor there is a rounded rock with a flat and cut face; it used to be one of the stones of the base of the columns of the old Portal de Baridà (Baridà Door).
Other interesting villages around Bellver de Cerdanya are…
“La Cerdanya Cathedral”
Within the municipality of Bellver de Cerdanya we find Santa María de Talló, which used to be a monastery first, and then a church. It is popularly known as “La Cerdanya Cathedral” because of its size.
Among other elements, we highlight the original forging works of the Romanesque that still remain there, in the typical style of La Cerdanya. There is a parking, and it can be visited by asking for the key at the Information Centre of the Cadí – Moixeró Natural Park, which is right opposite of the church.
Anes Cave and Fou de Bor
If you wish to live an authentic family caving adventure, the cave of Anes in Bellver de Cerdanya will delight both adults and children! It is a cavity about 335 metres long, with very little slope, and it can be visited without any difficulty. We recommend wearing a flashlight, helmet and spare clothes! The entrance is located in the village of Prullans and the cave consists of a large main gallery with stalagmites, and a side gallery. Remains of the Bronze Age were found there.
La Fou de Bor is one of the most important caves in Catalonia, with 3173 metres of karst galleries and where prehistoric remains were found. It has 3 accesses: Tuta de Dalt, Tuta Gran (main) and Tuta Freda. It contains several rungs, galleries and siphons, and it can be visited all year. If you wish to visit it with a guide, you can call the Tourist Office of Bellver de Cerdanya asking about it.
Sant Julià Church, in Pedra
Here we will travel to the past to discover one of the many small gems of the Romanesque in the Pyrenees: the church of Sant Julià in Pedra, near Bellver de Cerdanya. It is one of the oldest churches in Catalonia. Throughout history it suffered several fires and looting, and was subsequently remodelled. Currently inside there is an exhibition of photographs of the Romanesque of the area and, in summer, it is part of the stages of the Romanesque Concerts in Bellver de Cerdanya.
The Route of “els Segadors”
A different way to discover the landscapes, fauna and flora of the Cadí – Moixeró Natural Park is by following the Reapers’ Route, also called La Cerdanya Road. It goes from Gósol to Bellver de Cerdanya (or vice versa) and has a total of 29 km, crossing Serra del Cadí in about 7-8 hours. In the past, it was used by reapers, smugglers, bandits, musicians… In summer it can be a great hiking trail, in winter you will be able to enjoy it by using snowshoes or skis.
A walk around Puigcerdà and Llívia
You will love the lake and the lively streets of Puigcerdà. Then, you can get to Llívia by the N154 Road and discover its medieval charm: cobbled streets, walls, towers…
Skiing in La Cerdanya: Alp & la Masella
The ski resorts of Alp and La Masella offer hundreds of kilometres of snow that will delight ski and other snow sports lovers. They both have modern facilities and are well connected with Barcelona.