At the beginning of the twentieth century a series of small artesanal industries were established in these valleys to make use of the produce from the fields and forests. Among these businesses was this old flour mill, which we recommend that you visit and explore.
The Butterfly Museum of Pujalt is the biggest and most interesting centre of its kind in all of Catalonia. It offers a unique experience of the life cycles of butterflies and insects of all sorts, and gives the visitor an insight into nature in all its diversity as it is revealed by these fascinating creatures
This museum is located in a prosperous Pallars house which has been preserved as a showplace for the kind of life that was lived there in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Its collection of tools, furniture, ceramics and other objects makes that past easy to imagine.
This museum aims to explain and commemorate the Spanish Civil War as it affected the Pallars. It shows how the front moved through these valleys, and the bunkers and other places that were fortified as the battles waxed and waned. It tells the story too of how the defeated Republican soldiers passed through these valleys into exile along with the civilians who also fled by the mountains passes towards France, in a terrible drama that we must hope will never be repeated.
The impressive hydro-electric works that were undertaken on and within the mountains of the Vall de Cardós in the mid-twentieth century are of such a size and complexity that you shouldn’t miss out on the fascinating guided tour. Here you will see and appreciate how electricity is generated from the waters of the rivers and lakes in the high mountains to be fed into the national grid.
The Interpretive Centre for the Heritage of the Viles Closes, or Walled Towns, of Escaló, explains how these towns were fortified with walls and the life that was lived in them in medieval times. The centre occupies the upper floors of a building which is also a café, restaurant and delicatessen.