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Llivia is an exclave town in Catalonia, Spain, surrounded by France on all sides.


In 1659, the Spaniards ceded all villages north of the Pyrenees mountains to the French in the Treaty of the Pyrenees. However, Llivia has the legal status of being a town, not a village, because it was an ancient capital of Cerdanya and thus it remains as Spanish territory. This quirk meant that Llivia is cut off from the rest of mainland Spain.

Visitor information[edit]

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

From the west, in mainland Spain. Head to Alp, take N260 highway north towards Puigcerdà. Then continue northwest along Highways N152 and N154. N154 will temporarily change to D68 for about 1.6 km as it passes through French territory before changing back to N154 in Llivia. It is interesting to note that the D68 road is considered to be "neutral" to both countries.

From the east, drive to Estavar and continue west to enter Olivia.

By bus[edit]

Take Alsa bus from Puigcerdà.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Museo Municipal de Llívia. Tu-Sa 09:00-14:00, 15:30-18:00; Su 09:00-14:00. A local museum plus a medieval pharmacy. The pharmacy is one of the oldest in Europe. €3.50 for adults. Museo Municipal de Llívia (Q21622737) on Wikidata
  • 2 Church of Our Lady of the Angels (Iglesia Mare de Deu dels Angels).
  • 3 Castell de Llivia. 24 hours. Historic ruin which overlooks the valley. It dates back to the bronze age Castell de Llívia (Q11680599) on Wikidata







As of Jan 2024, Llivia and its approach highways have 4G from all Spanish and French carriers, and 5G from Free.

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