Lleida is the capital of the Segrià region and also that of Tierras de Poniente. Its municipality is the largest and most populous in the region and has been formed around a stepped hill on which, of course, and in a remarkable way, is the emblem of the city: the Seu Vella or the Castle of Lleida. This began at the beginning of the 13th century and after various interruptions the bell tower was built, finishing it in 1431. During the 14th century the Seu Vella cloister was built, offering spectacular views and hinting at the art of stonework in their bows.
The origins of Lleida lead us to travel remotely in time, to get to know each of the civilizations and peoples that have been the cradle of the city, it is necessary to visit it up close and discover how each of its corners invites us to see some characteristic elements that have made it what it is today.
From the Iberian settlements to the presence of the Napoleonic troops, from the Saracens to Philip V and through the Civil War, each of these experiences has made Lleida a welcoming city that invites visitors to wander through its streets and discover its old town where we find a wide collection of shops.
In addition, in Lleida we find the Castillo del Rey or de la Suda, which was the refuge of the last caliph of the city; the neo- Gothic church of San Juan; the Castle of Gardeny located on one of the two hills of the city and which is complemented by the church of Santa María de Gardeny to form its monumental complex; Apart from this, we also find a series of medieval buildings such as the Paeria or the Hospital de Santa Maria.
Thus, it is difficult to visit Lérida and not come across any of the remarkable elements of the city.
Get to know the gastronomy of Lleida through its flavours, smells and textures that emerge from its stoves and that are a reflection of a fertile and generous land. Enjoy its local and quality products with their own personality: fruit, snails, grilled meat, sausages, olive oil, DO Costers del Segre wine...
Museums are always a good option to learn about the history of the city and discover its hallmarks. In Lleida, for example, there is a wide variety of museums:
- Museum of Lleida
- Jaume Morera Art Museum
- La Panera Art Center
- Water museum
- Automotive Museum - Roda Roda
- The House of the Giants
- CaixaForum Lleida
- Sorigué Foundation
- Vallpalou Foundation
- Space Knights
Lleida houses a set of spaces of high natural, landscape and social value important for the sustainable development of the territory, distributed in few extensions in the midst of the intense human activity in the area.
The natural spaces linked to the presence of water, riverside areas and wetlands of the Segre River, banks of ditches and clamours, and wet areas of irrigation ponds are very important.
Several spaces with steppe Mediterranean vegetation located on hills, slopes and in the drylands of the south of the term also stand out.
The most notable spaces of natural interest in the municipality are:
- middle park
- Elysian Fields
- river road
- Orchard of Lleida
- Rufea wetlands
- Arboretum - Botanical Garden
- Flowering in the Orchard of Lleida