Pallars Sobirà

Pallars Sobirà

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Pallars Sobirà


Where you will find the largest lake in the Pyrenees, Certascan Lake; the highest peak in Catalonia, Pica d’Estats; the highest inhabited village in Catalonia, Rubió; and finally Noguera Pallaresa, one of the best rivers in Europe for white-water sports, all in a natural environment that is incomparable and well looked after by the network of parks of national interest, Parc Natural de l’Alt Pirineu, Parque Nacional d’Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici, PEIN zones and Boumort reserve.

As you are bowled over by the beauty of its landscapes, be sure to consider all the great memories you will make at the accommodations and restuarants that will offer their services and exquisite gastronomy, with a magnificent and warm welcome.


Pallars Sobirà, Valleys of the High Pyrenees

Where you will be able to breathe fresh air and relax at the best family hotels, country houses, camp sites, hostels, inns and any other accommodation.

You will be able to enjoy excellent restaurants, taste locals wines and enjoy the great diversity in organic produce. Pallaresc cuisine is delicious, high quality and very creative thanks to the enthusiasm and innovation of its chefs and the commitment of its restauranteurs, who unite under the association La Xicoia to keep innovating with the tradition of authentic cuisine.

Description of the territory

Pallars Sobirà is the fourth largest district in Catalonia and extends south to north from Congost de Collegats, following the course of the River Noguera Pallaresa and its affluentes, up to the Àneu, Cardós and Ferrera Valleys.

The district has 15 municipalities (Alins, Alt Àneu, Baix Pallars, Espot, Esterri d'Àneu, Esterri de Cardós, Farrera, La Guingueta d'Àneu, Lladorre, Llavorsí, Rialp, Soriguera, Sort, Tírvia and Vall de Cardós). They group some 135 villages that spread out over the different valleys that converge up to the River Noguera Pallaresa, which is its backbone: vall d’Àssua, vall de Cardós, vall Ferrera, vall de Siarb, vall d’Àneu, among others.

The district is home to the largest lake of the Pyrenees, Certascan Lake, and the highest summit in Catalonia, Pica D’Estats.

Most of Pallars Sobira has different declarations of protected natural space, the most notable being Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Estany de Sant Maurici, Parque Natural del Alto Pirineo, Reserva Natural Parcial de la Noguera Pallaresa – Collegats and Reserva Nacional de Caza de Boumort.



Most identifiable areas and geographic elements

  • Parc Nacional d’Aigüestortes y Estany de Sant Maurici

  • Parc Natural de l’Alt Pirineu

  • Riu Noguera Pallaresa

  • Embassament de la Torrassa y Mollera de Escalarre

  • Llac de Montcortés y Pla de Corts

  • Congost de Collegats

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