Lleida is the capital of "el Segrià" a large county on the western edge of Catalonia that takes its name from the River Segre, which crosses the country is the economic and demographic hub of inland Catalonia.
The streets of Lleida, with their rich historical and monumental heritage, also bear witness to the business activities and initiatives befitting a major modern city that looks towards the future.
There’s a whole city waiting to be discovered, but don’t forget that Lleida is crowned by two splendid castles: the Seu Vella old Cathedral and the Templar castle of Gardeny. And if you’re an art lover, don’t miss the Museum of Lleida and The Lotja of Lleida –modern facilities untended for theatre, congresses and business tourism.
The monumental complex of Gardeny represents one of the most outstanding testimonies of Templar architecture built in Catalonia during the second half of the 12th century.
The flagship of Lleida’s museums. 7000 square metres of exhibition space provides a great introduction to the city’s history, starting with prehistoric times and continuing right through to the present day.