Shire: La Noguera
Altitude: 499 m
The municipality of Cubells, of an extension of 39.17 km2, is located on the southern slopes of the mountainous alignment that form the Sierra Carbonera and the Boada, from the neck of Boada in the northwest, on the border with Alòs de Balaguer, until the departures of the Sierra de las Comes and Valle de Sils in the East, where it borders the municipality of Foradada. To the south it borders with Montgai for the games of the Hortet, the Salt, the Costas and for the Fita Alta up to the Sion, the course is partly dividing between both municipalities, Montgai and Cubells.
To the west, Cubells borders the municipality of Camarasa and the enclave of Flix (belonging to Balaguer). Other parts of the term are Tafalla, Valls, Sierra Blanca, La Encina and La Trilla.
The municipality includes the town of Cubells, head of the municipality, the village of the Torre de Fluvià and the old uninhabited Suba. It crosses the term, by the northern part, the C-26, between Balaguer and Artesa de Segre, that happens near the old city. Minor roads connect Cubells with Camarasa, with Montgai and with the Torre de Fluvià. The term belongs to the area that was formerly called the Marquisate.
Santa María del Castell
The church of Santa María del Castell is located at the highest point of the city, facing a square formerly occupied by the castle, a beautiful viewpoint over the Ribera de Sió and the Plan de Urgell, protected by an iron railing. It is the only preserved building that was part of the old enclosure of the Castle of Cubells.
Built in the twelfth century, it consists of a single nave covered with a barrel vault with a pointed profile. To the east, the nave is decapitated with a semicircular apse, and in the lower section it opens two arcosolios, emptied to the side walls, which widen the building's layout.
The door opens on the south facade and is the most striking element of the whole. Like most of the so-called Lleida schools, it is framed by an outgoing body, crowned by a cornice supported by sculpted corbels. The cover is formed by six groups of decorated archivolts and a dust cover and six pairs of monolithic columns in each of the uprights, finished in six capitals also carved on each side.
Inside, the image of the Virgen de la Leche is preserved and venerated . Alabaster piece of Gothic style.
The church of Sant Pere
The parish church of Sant Pere is located in the center of the town. It was built in the XIII and XIV centuries in the style of transition from Romanesque to Gothic, on the old Romanesque church of Sant Pere.
It is a magnificent building with a single nave with side chapels of Gothic tracery and linked by interesting sculptural keys. The enclosures of the chapels are open between the wall and the abutments, well marked on the outside. The pointed barrel vault of the nave rests on corbels with stylized motifs of Mudejar taste. It has undergone several transformations such as the bell tower and a new facade of neoclassical style (XVIII) of little merit.
Today, in the interior, it has a pulpit with polychrome stone (15th century), the image of the Holy Christ, in polychrome wood (15th century) and the image of the Virgin of Hope, a magnificent Romanesque carving in polychrome wood.
What to visit
- Ice well
- The Teuleria
- Oil mill
- Climbing area Sierra de Mania