Pyrenades 2016, a festival to enjoy Easter in the Val d'Aran


A new edition of Pyrenades festival, held during the Holy Week in Val d’Aran, will offer, from Saturday 19 until Sunday 26 of March, a full and entertaining program. During these days on Pyreneism walks, lectures, films, music and exhibitions for the general public are proposed.

Carlos Barrera, Síndic d’Aran, Cesar Ruiz, Mayor of Naut Aran and Manel Rocher, director of Pyrenades, will open the festival on Saturday 19th at 18: 30h in the Pyrenmuseu room, where the first conference will take place, “La muntanya i la vida” by Victor Riverola, followed by a panel discussion and the screening of the film “Aguestes Montanhes“.

Throughout the week there will be different activities, among them talks related to the Pyrenean landscape and fauna; walks by idyllic landscapes of the Valley as Baciver lakes, the banks of Unhola or the Aneto’s balcony, plus a walking tour through Vielha; the VI Mostra de cinema de muntanya, with various projections; and games, music and workshops, and a introductory course to mountaineering for children.

Also, you can attend the final days of the exhibition “Umans e natura, trobades inesperades” open until March 30, and guided visits to aranés architectural and pictorial heritage in the churches of Santa Maria d’Arties, Santa Eulalia de Unha and Sant Andreu de Salardú. The closing party, that will take place on Saturday 26 in Pyrenmuseu, will feature a musical performance by ALIDE Sans, one of the emerging voices of the aranese song.

Since its first edition in 2011, Pyrenades has become an excellent option to enjoy Easter in the Val d’Aran with family and friends, contact with nature and enjoying an extensive program of free activities. A PyrenMuseu initiative -the Museum of pirineisme in Salardú-, the festival is organized together with the municipality of Naut Aran and with the support of Torisme Val d’Aran, de l’Idapa and the Conselh Generau d’Aran, plus the collaboration of other organizations in the Valley.

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