Route that will take us to the source of the Dead Man, a charming place surrounded by meadows and mountains.
We start the route in the square at the entrance to the town of Queralbs, Plaça del Raig, and head along Carrer Pla following the GR-11 signs (white and red) that we will not leave until we reach La Font of the Dead Man.
We continue along Carrer de l’Església until we find the Romanesque church of Sant Jaume.
The church of Sant Jaume was consecrated in the 10th century and rebuilt two centuries later. One of the highlights of the church is the portico, formed by six arches supported by blue marble columns. The capitals show human, animal and fantastic figures.
To the right of the church is a signpost that leads us down a steep street. At the top we see a mark of the GR-11 painted on the wall just in front of us.
We continue along the path on the left, passing behind the church of Sant Jaume and a few meters further on, the GR-11 continues along a path that climbs to our right.
We pass by the hermitage of Sant Sebastià and continue up the path until we come to the Camí de les Vagonetes, which we continue to climb.
We cross a cemented bridge and after a few meters we find a turnoff to the right, with marks of the GR-11, which makes us ascend a fairly straight path.
We leave a track, which we continue to climb a few meters and turn off again along a steep path surrounded by meadows, which continues behind the Plaus, where we find a fountain signposted by a wooden sign indicating that we are 1,510 meters of altitude.
As we gain height and pass under the Cingles de l’Andreu, we begin to enjoy the good views of the Vall d’Estremera and see the track where we will make our way back.
This stretch is one of the most attractive of the route and in which at certain times of the year we can see chamois and mouflon.
Next to the path we find the Serrat de la Llosa shepherd’s hut.
The shepherd’s huts are made of dry stone and covered with slabs and shingles. They had several functions: they served as a shelter to protect themselves from the weather, to sleep during the summer season and also to cook.
We cross a small stream and begin to enter a small forest.
We advance along the trail while enjoying the fantastic views in front of us.
We arrive at the Fountain of the Dead Man, where we find a set of women and waterfalls. A beautiful place surrounded by meadows and peaks, where you can breathe a tranquility that invites you to stay for a while.
We continue the route on the other side of the valley, crossing the Tosa river by a wooden walkway and following the Vilamanya track, leaving the GR-11.
We are losing height and enjoying a spectacular new panorama of the mountains, forests and cliffs that accompany us.
We continue downhill and pass the Zaragoza Mine. A few meters further on we find an indicator of the route that leads us to the left, following the Miner path marked with yellow markings.
Pay attention to the first section of this trail, as it descends sharply.
This narrow and winding path is of great beauty as it runs surrounded by lush forest and lush vegetation.
We reach the river Tosa, where a metal bridge helps us to cross it to continue along the flat path of the Vagonetes.
We continue along this path until we connect again with the GR-11, which we follow until we reach the village of Queralbs again.
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