The Pyrenees Sights

Cogwheel train

  • Estación de Ribes-Enllaç Map It
  • Ribes de Freser
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Cogwheel Railway, Valley of Nuria, Catalan, Spain

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Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The 45-minute train ride from the town of Ribes de Freser up to Núria provides one of Catalonia's most unusual excursions—in few other places in Spain does a train make such a precipitous ascent. The cremallera was completed in 1931 to connect Ribes with the Santuari de la Mare de Déu de Núria (Mother of God of Núria) and with mountain hiking and skiing.

Sight Information


Estación de Ribes-Enllaç, Ribes de Freser, 17534, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • €22.30 round-trip
  • Weekends only Nov. Closed Dec.–April.
  • Closed Nov. Subject to changes—check website

Published 08/18/2015


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