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OSSERA, ARTISAN TOWN

ALT URGELL / PN del Cadí - Moixeró
THE EXPERIENCE Learn traditions and ancestral jobs. Come meet the town that has enchanted more than one craftsman, which have chosen this place so far from civilization in the Natural Park of Cadí-Moixeró to find their inspiration.
 
It was on 1978 when a small group of artisans discovered Ossera, and they settled, managing to revive and give new sap to a town that was disappearing little by little. The illusion of a new way of life has helped them compensate for the obstacles that have been appearing along the way.

The small nucleus of houses of the valley of the Vansa, at 1,250 meters of altitude and almost in ruins was filled with young idealists all with a common motive: to give priority to the important things, those that cannot be bought with money.

Come meet this town away from civilization and let yourself be seduced by a diff erent way of living.
BEAR IN MIND Difficulty: Low
Duration: Half-day
Languages: Catalan, spanish, english
Material: Comfortable clothes
Season: Year-round
Starting Point: Ossera
WHAT CAN I DO If you decide to visit Ossera (La Vansa i Fórnols), among its narrow streets you will discover small craft workshops where you can, among other activities: taste the jams of the “L’Era de Cal Casal”, taste an infusion in the botanical garden of “Cal Nogué” or taste some cheese in the dining room of “Cal Codina”.

You can also stroll through the ceramic and sculpture showroom of Nico’s workshop, where you can also see and buy pieces of “Tèxtil Jové” made with a pedal loom.

Then, the tour will take you to visit the “Espai Jaume”, which will allow you to lose yourself in a maze of shapes and colors which will blow your imagination. There are also different workshops and activities such as: a course to get to know the uses and virtues of medicinal plants, workshops to learn how to make seasonal fruit jams, workshops to learn how to make homemade cheese, cheese tasting at the “Serrat Gros” and dinner in “Ca l’Amador de Josa de Cadí”, with chef Diego Alías, named the best chef of the year 2015.
+ INFORMATION Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park Center
C/ la Vinya, 1 • 08695 Bagà
Tel.: 938 24 41 51 • Fax 938 24 43 12

Alt Pirineu and Cadí-Moixeró Natural Parks Visitor Center
Av. Valls d’Andorra, 33 • 25700 La Seu d’Urgell
Tel.: 973 360 954

Flora interpretation center
C-462, km 50 • 25717 Tuixent
Tel.: 973 37 00 30
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