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In this section can be found items relating to the historical aspects of the Road to Andorra.

Link to updates of all documents related to the history of the Road to Andorra.

The following is a short summary of the historical chronology that corresponds to the passage done by saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer in 1937:
08/10/1937 Departure from Madrid towards Valencia.


Departure from Valencia towards Barcelona. They arrive at Barcelona on the 10th.

10/10/1937 Stay in Barcelona.

19/11/1937 Departure from Barcelona towards Oliana with the Seu d’Urgell bus.
Arrival at Oliana and departure towards Peramola. They sleep in a barn in Peramola.

20/11/1937 Departure from Peramola towards Pallerols. They sleep in Cal Vilaró of Pallerols.

21/11/1937 Departure from Cal Vilaró towards the Rectory of the Church of Pallerols. They sleep in the Rectory.

22/11/1937 Departure from the Rectory towards the forests of Rialb, between Pallerols and Arçosa. They sleep in a log hut, within the forest.

22-27/11/1937 They stay in the hut within the forest.

27/11/1937 Departure from the hut and arrival at the Casa del Corb around 12 o’clock midnight.

28-29/11/1937 Departure from the Casa del Corb around 3 o’clock in the morning on the 28th. Rest in Espluga de les Vaques. Around five in the afternoon Josep Cirera, the main guide of the expedition arrives, and they quickly climb to Aubenç. Arrival at Fenollet on the 29th at 6 o’clock in the morning.

29-30/11/1937 Departure from Fenollet around 7 o’clock in the afternoon and arrival at Baridà at around 7 in the morning of day 30.


Departure from Baridà around 6 o’clock in the afternoon and arrival close to Cal Roger around 7 o’clock in the morning of the 1st.

01-02/12/1937 Departure from Cal Roger around 6 o’clock in the afternoon and arrival at Mas d’Alins around 3 in the morning of the 2nd. Arrival at Sant Julià de Lòria at 8 o’clock in the morning and at the Palacin Hotel at 2 in the afternoon.

02/12/1937 Stay in Andorra.

10/12/1937 Departure from Escaldes towards France crossing the border at Pas de la Casa.

11/12/1937 Entrance to Spain through the Hendaya border around 7 o’clock in the afternoon.

For further information, please refer to the books that have been edited and that relate to the Passage of the Pyrenees:

VÁZQUEZ DE PRADA, A.: El Fundador del Opus Dei, volume II, Rialp. Madrid 2002

RICO, Octavio y EZPELETA, Dámaso: Cruzando la noche. Albada. Terrassa, 2004

Associació d'Amics del Camí de Pallerols de Rialb a Andorra.   Av. Diagonal, 620, 1er. 2a, 08021 - Barcelona (Spain) . Tel.: (+34) 629 910 612