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International in Vielha


Quite the Vielha-centre surprise, this purple-walled, Australian-Italian owned address whips up a globetrotting rustic-modern menu of (mostly) Catalan, Italian and Aussie bites served at tree-trunk tables. From gril…
Catalan in Arties


Overlooking Arties' main square, this self-styled mountain tavern is forever popular for its grilled meats, hearty breakfasts (bacon omelettes, ham-and-cheese scrambles) and Val d'Aran cheese platters. But the real …
Church in Salardú

Església de Sant Andrèu

Within the remarkably colourful frescoed walls of this 12th- and 13th-century church, gaze upon the haunting Romanesque form of the Crist de Salardú. This gaunt wooden sculpture of Jesus on the cross dates to the 13…
Catalan in Vielha

Era Móla

One of the top restaurants in town, Era Móla is known for its carefully prepared local cooking with a heavy French hand, plated up inside a handsome stone building hidden down an alley in central Vielha. Savour the …
Church in Vielha

Glèisa de Sant Miquèu

The black-roofed spire of Gothic Sant Miquèu church dominates Vielha's skyline. Its architectural styles span six centuries, including a 12th-century font, 13th-century portal, 14th-century tower, 16th-century bell …
Catalan in Vielha

El Molí

With an attractive glassed-in riverside dining area housed inside a converted 19th-century mill, El Molí does a great line in steaks and other meats cooked over a wood grill, and also excels in creative salads and s…
Museum in Vielha

Musèu dera Val D’Aran

Occupying a turreted, sparklingly refurbished old mansion, this interactive museum tells the tale of the Val d'Aran's history, from the first Bronze Age settlers to the spark of the tourism boom in the mid-19th cent…
Church in Arties

Esglèsia de Santa Maria

This 12th- to 13th-century Romanesque church, with its three-storey belfry and triple apse, stands proudly in the midst of Arties' flower-festooned houses.
Museum in Salardú


The Refugi Rosta houses the entertaining private PyrenMuseu, which covers the history of tourism in Val d’Aran. Enter via the base of the old stone building on the main road.