L’Argenteria is one of the best-known places in the Congost de Collegats gorge and the symbol par excellence of the surrounding area. L’Argenteria is a mountain spring located in a very small space within the straits of Collegats (it is about 20 m long, compared to the 5 km of the gorge). It can be found on the opposite side of the river from the old road. It occupies an area with noticeable deposits of limestone, which are bent and very angular, where water filters through the rock wall and has formed travertines with strange shapes. These have inspired many artists, ranging from the poet Maragall to the architect Gaudí.
Popularity of the zone
The L’Argenteria sector is very popular, not only because of its very characteristic climbing walls, but also due to its routes and paths for excursions throughout the year.
There is a tarmac road as far as the car park, where it is possible to comfortably park your car.
Vantage points and emblematic locations
There is a 2.5 km route that crosses the Collegats gorge which is recommendable for people of all ages. Over time, calcareous developments have created a number of undulating forms. When they freeze, in winter, they form curtain-like sculptures, stalactites and stalagmites.
Chris’s ties with the zone
For Chris, L’Argenteria captivates the imagination due to the interplay between its rock and water. This is a good option for anyone looking for a place to climb in summer.