Lleida capital city

Despite its many charms and attractions, Lleida (el Segrià – Spain) remains a relatively unknown city. Visitors interested in history and art are sure to find an interesting variety of buildings that show how different cultures have left their mark on the city. These include Roman and Medieval ruins and much more recent constructions, such as La PaeriaEl Palau de la Diputació. Other interesting structures include numerous Catalan Modernist (Art Nouveau) buildingsthe new Enric Granados Municipal Auditorium and the old cathedral (known locally as La Seu Vella). La Seu Vella is an exceptional Romanesque-Gothic style building that towers over the city from its position on top of the hill of the same name and the Templar Castle of Gardeny

There are also a number of interesting parks: La Mitjana an area of parkland running along the banks of the river Segre, which offers various leisure facilities, the romantic Camps Elisis park... The irrigated area around the city also offers pleasant rural settings that are simply ideal for bicycle rides. 

Those who like to have fun and enjoy a good time will not be disappointed in Lleida, as this is a lively city both during the day and at night and one that offers an interesting range of traditional festivals and celebrations. Important local events include: Les Festes de Maig,or May festival; the Moros i Cristians, festival, in which battles between Moors and Christians are re-enacted; the Fira de Titelles, a puppet festival; the one and only Aplec del Caragol, which attracts thousands of local people and visitors who share an interest in eating snails and partying; and the Festes de Tardor, or Autumn Festival, which has a more cultural focus. Neither should we forget a number of other important festivities, including Carnival, Easter and La Processió dels Fanalets de Sant Jaume (a lantern procession).

It is impossible to complete this summary without mentioning the Monumental Route, the many museums in the city: the Jaume Morera Art Museum and Diocese and Local District Museum of Lleida. The amount of drama and cinema on offer of the city is quite remarkable, with the Mostra de Cinema Llatinoamericà de Lleida, which is usually held in January, Lleida puppet Theatre Festival, Conference and Congress of Lleida - La Llotja providing a good example of what is available. 

On the subject of reasons for visiting Lleida (el Segrià – Spain), visitors are also reminded of the city’s many interesting and attractive shops.


Aplec del Caragol

Contact information:



Aplec del Caragol

Obradors, 2
25002, Lleida
Web: www.aplec.org
Email: aplec@aplec.org
973 28 14 73




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  • If there is one thing that attracts attention to the great gastronomic festival known as the “Aplec del Caragol de Lleida” (The Snail Fest) (el Segrià – Lands of Lleida), it is the consumption of 12 tonnes of snails.

    This is the quantity of gastropods normally consumed over the three days of the festival. A real banquet!

    snails are the main ingredient in the meals eaten at the Aplec, which explains why their consumption increases so spectacularly in May. For the festival, snails are sent to Lleida from the rest of the Iberian Peninsula, from North Africa, South America and from anywhere and everywhere else in order to satisfy the appetites of the people taking part in the festival and its visitors. Within the fair complex, there is a special area where the general public can try different types of snails at special prices.

    The Aplec del Caragol is held in the city of Lleida at the end of May and has been declared both a Festa d'Interès Turístic Nacional (Festival of National Tourist Interest in Spain) and a Festa Nacional d'Interès Tradicional (Traditional Festival of National Interest in Catalonia).

    You are invited to the festival! Do you feel like coming?