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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...

Tapas in Lleida

Bar Bodega Blasi

With tables on a small plaza, the lively, long-running Bar Bodega Blasi is one of the best places to be on a warm evening. Join locals over vermouth and an extensive tapas selection including codfish tortilla,...

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.

Fusion in Lleida

Macao

A triumphant marriage of Japanese, Catalan and Mediterranean flavours transforms into beautifully presented contemporary plates at this stylish, popular restaurant with an updated maritime feel, a 10-minute walk...

Catalan in Lleida

El Cau de Sant Llorenç

On a quiet night, it's all hush-hush in this old-town corner. But once you get buzzed in, it's as if you've entered a private club: excellent service, elegant contemporary decor and smartly presented...

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...

Catalan in Lleida

L’estel de la Mercè

About 1km southwest of central Lleida, this sleek fine-dining place creates fusion dishes using fresh seasonal produce. Feast on the likes of rabbit with veg and snails (a Lleida speciality), Asian-inspired fish...

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...

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.

Bar in Lleida

Scandic Coffee & Bar

One of a slew of similar places around Plaça Ricard Vinyes, Scandic serves up goldfish bowl–sized gin and tonics plus other potent mixed drinks. There are no discernible Scandinavian features, save Ikea-style...

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.