Lleida attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Lleida

La Seu Vella

Lleida’s ‘old cathedral’, enclosed within a later fortress complex, towers above the city from its commanding hilltop location. Work began on the cathedral in 1203, though today it is a masterpiece of bold Romanesqu…
Museum in Lleida

Museu de Lleida

This brilliant, expansive museum brings together artefacts reaching back to the Stone Age, through Roman remains, Visigothic relics and medieval art into the 19th century. Highlights include the atmospherically lit …
Gallery in Lleida

Museu d’Art Jaume Morera

This impressive Catalan art gallery focuses particularly on work by 19th- and 20th-century Lleida-associated artists, such as surrealist sculptor Leandre Cristòfol, with changing exhibitions displaying highlights of…
Castle in Lleida

Castell de Gardeny

The Knights Templar built a monastery complex here shortly after Lleida was taken from the Muslims in 1149. It was later expanded into a fortress in the 17th century. Today you can still see the original Romanesque …
Church in Lleida

Església de Sant Llorenç

This well-refurbished, triple-naved 12th-century Romanesque church is worth admiring for its elegant octagonal bell tower and the gargoyles leaping from its eaves.
Castle in Lleida

Castell del Rei

Above La Seu Vella, at the top of town, are the remains of Lleida's 9th-century Islamic fortress, rebuilt between the 12th and 14th centuries, and with sweeping views of the plains from its walls.
Cathedral in Lleida

La Seu Nova

The imposing 18th-century La Seu Nova, at the heart of town, was built when La Seu Vella was turned into a barracks.