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.


Latin-American Cinema Festival of Lleida

Contact information:



Latin-American Cinema Festival of Lleida

C/ General Brito, 5 Baixos
25007, Lleida
Web: www.mostradelleida.com
Email: mostra@mostradelleida.com
973 229 403
973 224 545




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  • Every year, between March and April, the city of Lleida (el Segrià - Spain) plays host to the Mostra de Cinema Llatinoamericà de Lleida (Latin-American Cinema Festival of Lleida), an international festival that offers a high level of cinema including some of the best and most recent Latin-American productions.

    The event includes about a hundred films from a dozen different countries and also serves a framework for a wide range of parallel activities including photographic exhibitions, music concerts, cultural meetings and the presentation of books.The festival is organised in a number of different sections (the Official Festival, Short Films, Documentaries, Special Tributes, Invited Countries, Cult Areas, etc), and devotes a special area to works produced by the youngest film producers within the Secció d’Escoles de Cinema (Cinema Schools Section).On the other hand, every year the competition awards prizes for the Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best First Work, Best Script, Best Documentary and Best Short Film. As well as these prizes, there is also the Prize Awarded by the Public and the TVE Prize, with a value of over 60,000€.

    The projection of the films and celebration of other activities are accompanied by the presence of invited guests from the worlds of cinema and culture in general.The first edition of the Lleida festival was celebrated in 1995 and the 12 editions held to date have shown more than 800 films from almost all of the countries in Latin America. The three main objectives of the Mostra are to make our society more aware of what is happening in Latin American cinema, to bring to public attention works that do not generally reach the commercial circuits and to help to project the city of Lleida at both the national and international levels. The event is organised by the Ajuntament de Lleida (Lleida City Council) and the Centre Llatinoamericà de Lleida (Lleida Latin American Centre).