Solsona Experience, descobreix el Solsonès Solsona
Experiential guided tours of the Solsonès region for all audiences, groups and individuals. Why only visit a site when you have the opportunity to experience it?
A wide range of experiential visits adapted to your interests, so that you understand and love Solsonès. We create a network and cooperate to disseminate our cultural and natural heritage.
Solsona Experience is the commercial name of a non-profit cooperative project promoted by a group of young people from Solsona. We work for the revitalization and tourist projection of the city, collaborating with public and private actors in the sector. We want you to discover our territory, its heritage and its people through a wide range of proposals. Shall we accompany you?
The best option to discover Solsona with a local guide
Live history with a guided tour of the historic center: streets and squares of Mayor, San Juan, San Isidro, with the fountains and stately homes.
The visit includes the cathedral with the cloister. You will discover the stories and legends that surround the cathedral and Our Lady of the Cloister, patron saint of Solsona. You will also meet the most important noble families that have left their mark on the city. Finally, during the visit to the Quarto de los Gigantes, all the folkloric heritage of the Solsona Festival is presented.
This visit can be complemented with a guided visit to the Ice Well.
Refresh yourself and delve into history
The Ice Well is a circular structure covered with a dome that was used to store the ice obtained from the Negre River or the Bofia hole. It was used from the 17th to the 19th century. During the coldest months, the ice was stored and kept inside, being sold from spring to All Saints.
Find out how the production, storage and marketing of ice worked more than 200 years ago! Ideal for families and children.
Stroll through the history of the Iberians, the Romanesque and modernism
Take a journey through history with a guided tour of the monumental complex of San Esteban de Olius. This visit will transport you from the time of the Iberians to the beginning of the 19th century. You will be able to see a field of Iberian silos and how it worked, and also enjoy the Romanesque church of Sant Esteve de Olius and its pre-Romanesque crypt.
Finally, the entrance and visit to the Olius Modernist Cemetery designed by Bernardí Martorell is included.
Guided tour of the Miracle Sanctuary
Solsona Discover the history of a unique Baroque altarpiece
Delve into the history of the Miracle Sanctuary by visiting the Basadoria, the church with the Baroque altarpiece, the Santísimo chapel, the sacristy, the cloister of the monastery and the outdoor spaces. This visit will take you through the different spaces to understand the evolution of the place from the miracle of the apparition of the Virgin to the construction of the great Baroque altarpiece, taking a tour of the different episodes of history up to the present. The visit includes exclusive entry into the cloister of the monastery.
Visit to the giants of Solsona
Live a unique experience with the craziest giants in Catalonia
Enjoy the opportunity to meet the giants of the city (Fiesta Mayor) and the giants of the carnival in the same visit, and the relationship that unites them. A combined visit to the Quarto de los Gigantes and Lo Cal Boig. Find out why the Solsona Carnival is unique thanks to the exhibition that focuses on its articulated giants, with grotesque and funny shapes, who slap their slaps while dancing to the sound of the Bufi. Did you know that the giants of the carnival are a parody of the giants of the Solsona festival? Do not miss this opportunity to discover all the giant heritage of the city of Solsona.
Activity suitable and recommended also for children under 3 years of age. Once the guided tour is over, you will have free time to enjoy and interact with the Crazy Giants of Carnival as a family.
Dramatized visit to Sant Esteve de Olius
From the Iberians to modernism
With a dramatized format, we suggest you discover the Sant Esteve de Olius complex. Through the explanations of important figures in its history, you will be able to learn about the past of the main elements of the place: the Olius Modernist Cemetery designed by Bernadí Martorell, the old Iberian settlement and the field of silos, the Romanesque church with its crypt and the Turret, former castle of the counts of Urgell. Come and meet the architect Bernardí Martorell and Count Ermengol IV of Urgell, among other characters.
The visit lasts approximately one hour. Suitable for all audiences.
Organized by Solsona Experience with the support of the Olius Town Hall.
Dramatized visit to the Neolithic necropolis of Llor
A different visit at the hands of historical figures
Enjoy a different afternoon with a dramatized visit to the Llor necropolis, in the municipality of Castellar de la Ribera. Delve into the story at the hands of the main characters involved in the excavation of the necropolis.
A route of just over a kilometer sheltered from the Llor and Los Apóstoles torrents where you will find seven cist-type burials and a menhir. The environment was excavated for the first time by Mn Joan Serra i Vilaró at the beginning of the 20th century and restudied by the team of archaeologists Josep Castany and Lluís Guerrero in 1999.
The visit lasts approximately one hour following marked trails. Suitable for all audiences.
Gastronomy, commerce, crafts and history
In this experience you will discover the monumental old town of Solsona and some of its best preserved secrets: the oldest and most peculiar shops, paying special attention to crafts and local agri-food products. You will visit the workshop of a hundred-year-old bread oven and charming shops, such as the Solsona winery. The visit ends with a tasting of a selection of products made in the territory that includes different varieties of cheeses, sausages and jams. You can also try complementary products such as high mountain salt, oil or wood-fired oven bread.
Maximum group of 10 people. For larger groups it is necessary to contract two or more consecutive services with a minimum delay of 30 minutes.
Experience subject to availability of participating businesses. Solsona Experience reserves the right to modify the schedule and/or route of the experience to suit the merchants. In this case, the possibility of specifying another date of completion will be offered.
Busa, the impregnable fortress
Solsona Take a route to a single place discovering vestiges of the French War
The hundreds of meter cliffs made the Busa plateau conglomerate an impregnable fortress by the French in 1811. A 5-hour hiking route will make you discover the most spectacular places in one of the jewels of Solsonès. Meanwhile, the guides will transport you to the beginning of the 19th century, when Busa was the second most important place in Spain. Centuries-old walls, dreamy viewpoints, a natural prison, wild cliffs and a snack of typical Solsonès products are some of the secrets you can enjoy on the 'Busa, the impregnable fortress' route.
Castellvell, Pallarès ravine
En route to the origins of the city of Solsona and the natural environment that has given birth to it
The Barranco de Pallarès is a tributary torrent of the Río Negro. Its waters and its natural environment have welcomed the current city of Solsona. A 3-hour route will take you to discover the beauty and importance of the riverside forest and the natural treasures of Solsonès, hand in hand with Sàmara Natura. The Solsona Experience guides will open the doors to discover the Iberian Solsona by visiting the town of Castellvell, they will transport you to the Middle Ages, the time of maximum splendor of the castle of Solsona (now Castellvell d'Olius) and they will show you other secrets of our city.
Between ash, oak and pine trees and surrounded by tits and woodpeckers, we will discover aqueducts, Iberians and feudal lords. The great viewpoint of Castellvell, a watchtower of the city of Solsona, will offer us rest and views of the Solsona vineyard and a good part of the Solsonès region.
Samara Natura is born in the Solsonès forest. As a space in which to grow sustainability, awareness and contact with nature. It wants to be a cooperative project of education and environmental services in which different activities of awareness, training and knowledge of the environment will be developed. A participatory initiative for children, families and adults.