Lake Engolasters 

engolasters-lake-fairy-talesIn Andorra there are different lakes, but one of the most popular is the Lake of Engolasters, possibly, thanks to its location. It is located above the capital of the Principality, or according to a story its location is due to…

In distant and almost forgotten times, in this place there was a rich and beautiful town. Each house was built with the best stones, the stables were full of domestic animals and the farmers overflowed with harvests just collected. This town lived in this way,  in a peaceful and richful way  transferred from generation to generation.

One day in the afternoon, a miserable beggar appeared in the streets of the town, he was wearing scruffy clothes and had a tired face which could not leave anybody indifferent. This poor person began to knock on the doors of the houses in order to ask for a place to stay and he also asked for something to eat. He went from house to house, but nobody opened him the door.

As punishment for the town, at dusk, the sky poured down a lot of water and the town disappeared forever in the depths of the beautiful lake.

People understand this story  in a different way , but the humanity and the people’s generosity, the will to help to the others and to share, it still continues being the same one.


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