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-The village of G?sol is located at the northwest of the region of Bergued? in Catalonia(Spain) (The Pyrenees in Lleida province). G?sol is inside of Natural Park: Cad?-Moixer?
-We arrive to G?sol by the road B-400 that leaves "El Collet" at kilometre 112,9 of road local from Abrera to Bellver de Cerdanya(Llobregat axis: old C-1411 and at the moment C-16/E-9).
-Exist a road asphalted recently in the section comprised betwen Tuix?n and G?sol(C-563).
-We arrive to G?sol too, coming from: St Lloren? de Morunys(by La Coma and La Pedra), by El Port del Compte(coming from Solsona) and coming from La Seu d'Urgell. By these three routes we pass unavoidably by the villages of Tuix?n and Josa del Cad?.
-Peas blacks
-Corn squared
-Potatoes maskeds
-Garlic mayonnaise typical of pig-killing
-Calf with mushroom
-Wild boar
-Day 15th of August, G?sol celebrates the local festivities. There is a dance typical: El ball de les cosses.
-Day 20th of July is the patron saint of G?sol: Saint Margaret.
-The festivity of to reap(generally, the second saturday of August) is a tribute to works of ancestors of the village. People in the celebration uses the equipments useds at that time(at the beginning of the 20th century).
-Legend says that night of Saint Silvester(31th of desember), witches are meeted in the massif of Pedraforca.
-Day 31 of October is the fair of Everything Saints (there is sale and exposure of livestock).
-In Pentecost people of G?sol sings Caramellas (popular songs).


Gósol village

Photo-albums of Gósol


Gosol's emblematic cultural symbol is the Picasso Museum, which owes its existence to the visit of the great painter Pablo Ruíz Picasso to the village in the spring of the year 1906 and which lasted until the first half of August. The artist installed himself at the only inn which then existed, Cal Tampanada, at that time the property of Josep Fontdevila. In Gósol, Picasso underwent a transformation and during this period changed his palette, his sketching style and his rhythm of composition. His models were Fernande Olivier (his partner at the time), the village, the people of the area, the cows and the horses.
Year 2006: centenary of Pablo Picasso's stay in Gósol


The doctor Agustí Pedro i Pons stayed in Gósol a long periode
-Every year there is the route Gósol-Berga in mountain-bike.
-Annually, one weekend of the month of July there is a popular truckload around Gósol.
-Also it organize the route of reapers of Gósol(from Gósol to Bellver de Cerdanya by the mountain range of Cadí).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Landscapes, calmness, sports, history, Picasso, the Pyrenees
  • Cons:entrance must be in private vehicle
  • In a nutshell:fantastic place
  • Last visit to Gósol: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ssutherland's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Gosol has a surprising climate, surprising because in the middle of Winter the days can be very warm while at the height of Summer warm clothes may indeed be necessary. In general visitors from the North will find the weather very pleasant.

  • basakgencer's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2007 at 2:09 PM

    Very inspiring :)

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2006 at 6:52 PM

    Hi Genis. I think this is one of the best-researched VT pages I have seen yet, and the photography is stunning. I'd love to have a go at walking the Cathar Trail. Great work. fergy.

  • swings's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2005 at 6:21 AM

    What gorgeous pictures of Gosol! Your mountains are beautiful! w

  • Lensa's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2004 at 2:48 PM

    Wow! Wonderful pictures! Thank you! Now I want to go to Barcelona!:-) architecture is awesome!

  • Aurora907's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2004 at 2:48 PM

    You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place like Gosol!!! Thank you for your kind compliment on my page!!!

  • Faustina's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2004 at 8:28 AM

    Nice page, I also like Spain and in particular Catalunia's small villages and landscape.. lucky you!

  • DidiBeachBum's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2004 at 2:56 AM

    que pasa? thanks for your comment. your pics are awesome!! would like to go see beautiful places in SPain one day. When will you visit Indonesia? cheers ^__^

  • Robinski9's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2004 at 9:21 AM

    I can't believe you live in such a beautiful place. Great photographs!

  • Anjutka's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2004 at 7:59 AM

    I have never heard about this place. But it looks amazing! Thank you for sharing! Greetings from Russia:)

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