A mountain village at the foot of the Puigmal (2,913m). It boasts a remarkable example of Catalan Romanesque architecture in the church of Sant Jaume. A historic monument of enormous importance, particularly because of its unusual narthex, or southern entrance, dating from the 12th century and decorated with five carved capitals held up by polished blue marble columns.
The slate-roofed stone houses of Queralbs cluster together along narrow cobbled streets, preserving the rural appearance and mountain character that so sets it apart from other villages in the area. With a population of about 200 people, it belongs to the comarca (county) of El Ripollès and is one of the municipalities that make up the Ribes valley and the highly popular Núria valley. The latter actually forms part of the municipality of Queralbs.