Barcelona Photoblog: Landscapes of Catalonia: The Pedraforca Massif

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Landscapes of Catalonia: The Pedraforca Massif

Landscapes of Catalonia: The Pedraforca Massif

The Pedraforca Massif is a Nature Reserve of National Interest located in the comarca (county) of , Berguedá which is part of Barcelona province (eleven comarques) . 

The high ranges of Pedraforca are located to the northwest of the territory. The Catalan name Pedraforca (stone pitchfork), is due to the peculiar shape of the eroded summit as you can see. The highest peak is 2.497 meters high and the lowest 2.491. 

We were staying at a town nearby, called Saldes and from there we went up by car to the Gresolet Mirador, a wide balcony on top of a cliff to take some panoramic pictures. Full of morning energy we then headed for the top, but the sun and the infinite winding stony road undermined our will. 'What the heck let's go down for some beers' I said. 

Today's picture was taken from the road before I arrived to Saldes.

PS: I know this is not Barcelona city but I find it perfect for my modest attempt at landscape photography.

See Pedraforca Massif Picture on a Google Earth Map


  1. really nice, looks like a quiet spot!!

  2. Anonymous5:07 AM

    lovely light in this shot...great landscape:-)

  3. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Nice attempt Carlos! Turned out beautifully!

  4. marvellous shot! you must be having a great time :)

  5. Truly a beautiful landscape, well taken.

  6. 'What the heck let's go down for some beers'

    Haha, yes I would have said the same thing.

    Great shot.

  7. >Extremely quiet, thanks Cynthia
    >I love the light patches too, thanks Poramit.
    >Anne, I am glad that you like it.
    >I had I had, Kris, wonderful time (with the beers, hahaha)
    >thanks Mark!
    >Thanks Eurobrat I see that you are one of ours.

  8. Anonymous6:27 PM

    Magical landscape. More!

  9. Anonymous11:18 AM

    There, you learn something every day from these travels around the world. It had not ocurred to me that the terrain there was so high.


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