Juan Centeno tells us about his brief stay in
Pallerols and surroundings
On August 16 I had the opportunity to share a few
hours of the Pallerols environment with some friends who came from Ribes de
Freser. As soon as we arrived, Ramon welcomed us with great affection, and at
Camping Oliana he introduced us to the history of the Pyrenees Pass.
Then we went to Peramola, and after commenting on the
first moments of the fugitives, we saw the barn where the expedition of Saint
Josemaría spent the first night. From there we went to Pallerols, and we
visited the famous “oven”. After the explanation of the Rosa's encounter, we
went to the Cabaña de San Rafael. There, after a walk we were able to eat some
sandwiches that we brought for the occasion.
We enjoyed the stories of smugglers and the peasants
of the area at that time, and how they fed the "ambushes" at those
critical moments. Then we return to Pallerols along the Cal Ampurdanés path,
passing by the pond.