The Pyrenees Sights

As the crow flies, the Pyrenees stretch 435 km (270 miles) along Spain's border with France, though the sinuous borderline exceeds 600 km (370 miles). A drive across the N260 trans-Pyrenean axis connecting the destinations in this region would exceed 800 km (495 miles). The three groupings across the cordillera are the Catalan Pyrenees, from the Mediterranean to the Noguera Ribagorçana River south

of Vielha; the central Pyrenees of Aragón, extending west to the Roncal Valley; and the Basque Pyrenees, falling gradually westward through the Basque Country to the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic Ocean. The highest peaks are in Aragón–Aneto, in the Maladeta massif; Posets; and Monte Perdido, all of which are about 11,000 feet above sea level. Pica d'Estats (10,372 feet) is Catalonia's highest peak, and Pic d'Orhi (6,656 feet) is the highest in the Basque Pyrenees.

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Mare de Déu dels Àngels

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At the upper edge of town, this fortified church has wonderful acoustics; check to see if any classical music events are on—especially...


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In the middle of town, look for the mosaic commemorating Lampègia, princesa de la pau i de l'amor (princess of peace and of love),...

Museu de la Farmacia

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Across from the Mare de Déu dels Àngels church, this ancient pharmacy was founded in 1415 and has been certified as the oldest in Europe.

Santa Maria de Montgarri

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Partly in ruins, this 11th-century chapel was once an important way station on the route into the Vall d'Aran from France. The beveled,...