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.


Church of Sant Llorenç

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Church of Sant Llorenç

C/Major, 31 bis
25007, Lleida
Web: www.turismedelleida.com
Email: infoturisme@paeria.es
902 25 00 50
973 70 04 80




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  • This is a Romanesque-style church with Gothic additions and finishings. It is the city's second most important church after the Seu Vella (El Segrià - Spain). It has three naves of equal height with three apses.

    The Romanesque-style central nave is the oldest. The two side naves were built in the Gothic style. Construction of the church began at the end of the 12th century under the supervision of the sculptors and craftsmen who worked with Pere de Coma, the master builder responsible for the Seu Vella. The side chapels and the octagonal bell tower - 15th century - are also Gothic in style. The building still maintains four important Gothic altarpieces: the largest is dedicated to Sant Llorenç, another is dedicated to Santa Úrsula and attributed to Jaume Cascalls, while the third is dedicated to Sant Pere and the final one to Santa Llúcia. On the Gothic-style door of the Plaça Sant Josep it is possible to see the coat of arms of Berenguer de Gallart. The church, which has twice served as the main cathedral, contains various pieces of art that belong to the Diocesan Museum of Lleida.

    The sculpture of the Virgin of Fillols, which is originally from the Seu Vella, is particularly worthy of comment, as is the Santa María de la Candelera, a 15th century Gothic-style painting representing SDant Blas, which has been attributed to the painter Mateu Ferrer. In the same church, it is possible to find the sepulchre of Ramon de Tàrrega and the Sant Crist Trobat, an image that was restored by Jaume Perelló. The bell tower was restored in 2002 and has now recovered its original beauty, partly thanks to handcrafted reproduction work of the railings and the original gargoyles.