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Hostal Countrified Falgars Welcome to Hostal Rural FALGARS

Welcome to the Hostal Rural Falgars

We are open from mid-March to mid-December.

Less than two hours drive from Barcelona lies the sanctuary and hotel Falgars. Falgars is located in the Catllaràs mountain range, splendid mountain scenery that you'll be able to explore hiking or cycling through an extensive network of well signposted trails, such as the GR-4 from Montserrat to Puigcerdà.

Falgars offers accomodation in either half or full board options. The sanctuary also hosts a restaurant, which works on prebooking basis and offers a varied à la carte menu with a range of Catalan traditional mountain cuisine.

In Falgars you will be able to stay close to nature, as well as enjoying a unique architectural heritage: from the works by Antoni Gaudi in La Pobla de Lillet (the Artigas gardens and the Catllaràs Xalet) to the historical villages of Castellar de N'Hug and Bagà or the Asland cement factory, a building associated with Guastavino, the architect of Grand Central Station and Ellis Island.

Highlights of the natural heritage include the ascent of Mt. Pedraforca (8192 ft), a beloved trek for Catalans, hiking the summits of the Pyrenees, and wandering through the Catllaràs range itself, mountains little explored but rich in orchids, edelweiss, mushrooms and deer.

History and traditions

Falgars is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin of Falgars, whose statue was found at a nearby cove according to local tradition. The original sanctuary dates from 1049 and the present building, from 1646. Falgars has been open for guests from the 1930s. Several festivities are celebrated every year: on Whitsun, there's the dance of Falgars, one of the most popular traditions of La Pobla de Lillet; Falgars' festive day is September 8th, and the natives of La Pobla de Lillet gather together at the Trobada de poblatans and on Saint Marc's day. Sant Julià de Cerdanyola, the closest village, celebrates at Falgars the Vot de Poble, thanking the Virgin for having saved it from a plague of locusts.

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