Pinós, the geographic center of Catalonia.
The geographical center of Catalonia is located very close to the Sanctuary of Pinós, to the south of the Solsonès region.
The town of Pinós receives the name of one of the five centers that comprise Ardèvol, Vallmanya, Sant Just de Ardèvol, Pinós and Matamargó.
The central part of the term constitutes a backbone between 700 and 800 meters above the river basins of the Llobregat and Segre basins. The rest of the territory is sprinkled by a small stream of small mountain ranges and thick, the most significant of which is the Pinós mountain range (930.6 m).
You will see a landscape marked by the voracity of the 1998 fires as well as subsequent regeneration.
Located at 904 meters above sea level, the sanctuary has its origins in the construction of a chapel built by the Knights Templar in 1312, which soon passed into the hands of hospitalers. Popular devotion took a great deal of importance as of the year 1507, when Bernat Cases, de Matamargó, declared that, when arriving at the chapel of way towards Biosca, the Virgin had appeared to him. The original building has been the object of several works of extension and remodeling, among which are those dated by the cover in 1642.
Rutes in Pinós and sorroundings
Pinós and its surroundings, are very beautiful lands to explore, to walk or to make a route in bicycle.
If you are the most daring and want to know what routes you can do, we leave you a few so that you choose the one you like the most.