Pallars Jussà

Pallars Jussà

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Pallars Jussà

The district is located between the Plana de Lleida and the Pyrenees, and is characterised by large contrasts, from Mediterranean landscapes to high-altitude mountain landscapes.


These landscapes have preserved the footprints of its past for millions of years up to the present day: the legacy of dinosaurs, funeral rituals through megalithic graves, the arrival of the Romans and their expansion, the heritage of castles, Romanesque churches and Medieval viles closes when Pallars Jussà was border land can be seen. But Pallars Jussà is also tradition and memory, where ancestral traditions are still celebrated today, such as the bajadas de Fallas, the bajada de los Raiers in the Noguera Pallaresa, and livestock fairs are organised, which were so important in the past.


Gastronomy is another display of this tradition, with some products that have preserved the best of the past and have been innovated to adapt to new times.


Landscapes where the stones talk to us and water is one of the protagonists, accompanied by a large part of the district and giving us some excellent postcards with its reservoirs, lakes and rivers. This generosity of water transformed the district and today we can see its entire hydroelectric heritage.

Description of the territory

El Pallars Jussà is a district located in northeast Catalonia, in the middle of the Pre-Pyrenees. Its orography combines the last great plain before arriving at the Pyrenees with mountainous areas to the south, east and west and high mountains to the north.

Located halfway between the highest peaks of the Catalan Pyrenees and the Plana de Lleida, if there is a word that describes the district of El Pallars Jussà, it must be the contrast and that these are genuine lands and landscapes with character.

The contrasts are due to a variety of landscapes that allow us to visit agricultural plains to intense forests, bold precipices and high mountains, such as those that form part of the Parc Nacional d’Aigüestortes y Estany de Sant Maurici, lakes of glacial or karst origin and impetuous rivers that have been opening pathways through these lands. These landscapes are home to a rich and diverse flora and fauna, in which carrion birds and birds of prey have an outstanding place.

Most identifiable geographic elements and areas

  • Sierra de Montsec, Congost de Mont-rebei y Congost de Terradets.

  • Estanys de Basturs – Conca de Tremp

  • La Terreta y Sierra de Sant Gervàs

  • Sierra de Boumort

  • Congost de Collegats

  • Vall Fosca

  • Vall de Manyanet

  • Embalse de Terradets

  • Embalse de Sant Antoni

  • Río Noguera Pallaresa

  • Río Flamisell

  • Río Noguera Ribagorçana

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