Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley

Brief description

This site contains dramatic glacial landscapes of craggy cliffs and glaciers, with high open pastures and steep wooded valleys. It reflects past changes in climate, economic fortune and social systems, as well as the persistence of pastoralism and a strong mountain culture, notably the survival of a communal land-ownership system dating back to the 13th century. The site features houses, notably summer settlements, terraced fields, stone tracks and evidence of iron smelting.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1160

I’ve driven up to Andorra, but never visited this valley.

From my collection

Madriu_Andorra

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