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.

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1. La Seu Vella

0.03 MILES

Lleida’s ‘old cathedral’, enclosed within a later fortress complex, towers above the city from its commanding hilltop location. Work began on the…

2. Museu d’Art Jaume Morera

0.32 MILES

This impressive Catalan art gallery focuses particularly on work by 19th- and 20th-century Lleida-associated artists, such as surrealist sculptor Leandre…

3. Església de Sant Llorenç

0.39 MILES

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

4. La Seu Nova

0.41 MILES

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

5. Museu de Lleida

0.42 MILES

This brilliant, expansive museum brings together artefacts reaching back to the Stone Age, through Roman remains, Visigothic relics and medieval art into…

6. Castell de Gardeny

0.92 MILES

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…