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.


Lleida Puppet Theatre Festival

Contact information:



Lleida Puppet Theatre Festival

Pl. de l''Hort de Sta. Teresa, 1
25002, Lleida
Web: www.titelleslleida.com
Email: centre@titelleslleida.com
973 27 02 49
973 26 45 15




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  • The Centre de Titelles de Lleida (Lleida Puppet Centre - El Segrià - Spain) was established in 1986 by Joan-Andreu Vallvé and Julieta Agustí. The original aim was to promote and diffuse the art of puppetry through its three different functions and by operating as a Drama Centre, Pedagogic Centre and as a Centre of Documentation.

    Along with its main activity, since 1990, the Centre has organised the annual Fira de Teatre de Titelles de Lleida (Lleida Puppet Theatre Festival). This event, which is held on the first weekend in May, has now become a well-consolidated market for the purchase, sale and programming of the most relevant puppet shows at a national level. This has made the festival an annual meeting point for a large number of puppeteers, playwrights and directors, who take advantage of this event to exchange ideas, discuss problems related with theatre for children and treat the specific subject of theatre props. Since 1998, the Centre de Titelles de Lleida has also organised the Fira del Llibre de les Arts Escèniques (Free Festival of the Theatrical Arts) to coincide with the festival. The aim of this other event is to make both professionals and the general public aware of publications relating to al aspects of the theatrical arts. 1995 also saw the creation of the Associació d'Espectadors del Centre de Titelles (Association of Puppet Centre Spectators).

    The Centre de Titelles de Lleida receives support from the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Diputació de Lleida, the Ajuntament de Lleida and the Ministeri de Cultura.