Lleida. History, nature and sport ... there is no excuse
The city of Lleida offers the opportunity to enjoy a unique getaway where besides being able to delve into the history of the twelfth century- XIII, It allows us to enjoy natural areas, from the fertile lands of Lleida to the peaks of the High Pyrenees. In this area there are most active tourism throughout the Spanish territory.
First I invite you to go to one of the monuments that the Knights Templar raised in the strategic hill Gardeny, in the second half of the twelfth century. The castle of Gardeny Lleida is part of the Domus Templi Templar route. This time travel reveals much of the Templar heritage and legacy of the former Crown of Aragon.
Also, if this issue is of great interest they will offer us the opportunity to be templario for a day. Can discover from within the customs of their daily lives in the castle, how they organized what they ate, etc…
Once deep in the city of Lleida is essential to visit the monuments of the Seu, You can enjoy the magnificent views of the city that offer the Presidium of the “snake tongue” or the Queen's Bastion.
You can access the Seu by car or on foot from the street Sant Martí entering the walled city by the Puerta del León, or from the Plaza de Sant Joan, elevator, por el Portal de Sant Andreu.
The Old also known as' the Lleida Castle "- is the monument with which, undoubtedly, it identifies the city of Lleida. This unique cathedral was built on a hill from which there is, not only the city, but also much of the Segrià and the plain of Lleida. His construction, initiated in 1203, It lasted for more than two centuries until 1431 the bell tower was completed.
In the old town we find the New cathedral (your new), neoclassic and baroque influences built in 1761, finding inside the image of the Virgin of Montserrat, patron saint of Catalonia. Not far from there we can visit the Church of San Lorenzo (St. Lawrence), with a Romanesque nave of the late twelfth century and two and belfry, fifteenth century Gothic style.
But the old town also has other monuments like the old Hospital Santa Maria the centuries XV-XVI, which it is one of the best preserved buildings of Catalan Gothic. We can also find chapel Santiago or footer Romeu built in 1399.
Strolling through the center of the city towards the High Street, in which we find beautiful buildings like the Casa Magí Llorens, Art Nouveau style of the early twentieth century. We continued walking and reached the Plaza de la Praería where we find the Palace of the same name, here the town hall is located. On the one hand, Its facade is civil Romanesque style, built in the twelfth century, which overlooks the river is neoclassical.
And we can not go without enjoying natural spaces offered by this province, kilometric reservoirs, calm waters, bravas, thermal, glacial lakes and deep gorges enhance the diversity of the privileged nature Pyrenean and Prepirineo with dream landscapes and Parks.
A dream landscape spring let your adventurous spirit and invite him to make dotting sports excitement and adrenaline squander. In addition you will also discover the richest and most comprehensive show Romanesque art in Catalonia, declared world Heritage.
And when your appetite is open, You can enjoy the specialties in grilled meat Abrasador Barri's in Lleida.