Llivia Travel Guide
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Llivia

A Spanish enclave in French territory, Llívia was marooned by the 1659 Peace of the Pyrenees treaty, which ceded 33 villages to France. Incorporated as a vila (town) by royal decree of Carlos V—who spent a night here in 1528 and was impressed by the town's beauty and hospitality—Llívia managed to remain Spanish. In the middle of town, look for the mosaic commemorating Lampègia, princesa de la paul i de l'amor (princess of peace and of love), erected in memory of the red-haired daughter of the Duke of Aquitania and lover of Munuza, a Moorish warlord who governed La Cerdanya in the 8th century during the Arab domination.

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