Top things to do in Cerdanya

Top Choice Catalan in Llívia

Can Ventura

Skilfully updated Catalan cuisine pulls diners to this excellent modern-rustic restaurant set inside a 1791 building. Traditional Catalan flavours take pride of place, like grilled octopus, slow-cooked lamb and smok…
Catalan in Puigcerdà


Pair crisp Catalan wines with equally invigorating views at this friendly restaurant. Terrace diners can enjoy panoramas of Puigcerdà's slate rooftops and green meadows stretching to the Pyrenees while feasting on l…
Tapas in Puigcerdà

La Caixeta

All wood-block walls, mismatched furniture and arty decor, this buzzy cafe-bistro-bar criss-crosses the Spanish–French border with its beautifully presented creative tapas, from camembert, homemade guacamole and qui…
Catalan in Puigcerdà

El Caliu

Dishes at this well-respected town-centre restaurant star local ingredients; try the delectable duck confit, rich onion soup, Catalan-style coca d'escalivada (pizza-like pastry topped with smoky grilled veg) with go…
Catalan in Puigcerdà

L'Esperit de Vi

A warm, welcoming and compact corner spot just off Plaça Santa Maria, that does a great range of smallish plates of typical Cerdanya fare, all cooked to order in the tiny kitchen right in front of you. No phone, no …
Lake in Puigcerdà

Estany de Puigcerdà

The lake at the north end of town was created during the 13th century for irrigation purposes. It's a pretty spot for a stroll: birds bob across its surface in summer, while winter amplifies the majesty of the snow-…
Museum in Llívia

Museu Municipal

Proudly occupying what's alleged to be Europe's oldest pharmacy (dating to 1415, it operated until 1926), this multi-language, multimedia museum explores the region's history from Paleolithic times to modern day.
Castle in Llívia

Castell de Llívia

Though little more than walls remain of Llívia's ruined hilltop castle, it's worth the hefty 15-minute climb for the fabulously beautiful wraparound views across the French countryside. Restoration works have uneart…
Tower in Puigcerdà

Església de Santa Maria

Though only the tower of the 17th-century Església de Santa Maria still stands, this stocky Romanesque structure dominates bustling Plaça Santa Maria. Steps within allow you to climb the tower.
Church in Llívia

Església de Mare de Déu dels Àngels

Llívia's 16th-century, late-Gothic church is encircled by three defensive towers and contains a Romanesque baptismal font.