Contrast culture

Ecomuseum of Casa Gasia, Wood Museum of Areu and the Sawmill in Alós d’Isil.

Romanesque paintings of Sant Serni de Baiasca, Sant Pere de Burgal monastry, and Santa Maria de Covet church.

Castell de Mur castle, the church in Ginestarre, Santa Maria monastry of Gerri de la Sal and Santa Maria church of Ribera de Cardós, and Sant Joan church of Isil.

The medieval village of Peramea and Escaló and uninhabited village of Santa Creu de Llagunes.

The Museum of Liberty, the Ecomuseum of Shepherd and the Museum of Butterflies.

Hydraulic grinder and Center of Interpretation of water in Tavascan.

La Borda de Bringué shelter, Casa de la Sal museum and the Smell Park.

The Rafters space, caves, caverns and pens Gurp and Capdella Hydroelectric Museum.

Shops of Salàs, the Oil Mill museum of La Pobla de Segur, Geotops of Llimiana, Claret and Viladomat.

Falles and fairs, festivals and carnivals. Traditions and legends.

The minairons, Lo Peirot and the old Romadriu woman tales.

The pallares dialect and mountain cuisine.

Culture defines people. The history, industry, social knowledge, beliefs,legends, language and traditions passed down from generation to generation are strong and distinct in this mountainous area.

Our cultural heritage can be seen in the many ethnological museums, castles and watchtowers, monasteries, Roman bridges, Romanesque churches,sawmills, foundries and even the remains of uninhabited villages.Trail markers and runes still exist today that guided our ancient ancestors around Pallars’ many hills and valleys.

Culture is reflected in the many fairs and festivals celebrated throughout the year. They range from the frequent outdoor farmers’ markets to fiestas where each village celebrates the uniqueness of their way-of-life,food, art and economy.

Additionally,there are special events such as “carnival” that occurs before Lent, the sheep shearing at the beginning of summer and fiery St.Joan’s celebrations on the shortest summer night, just to mention a few.