Top things to do in Lleida

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 …
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, 500m west of La Seu …
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 contemporary-Ca…
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…
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 dis…
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.
Food & Drink in Lleida

Aplec del Cargol

Munch on molluscs at Lleida's annual snail-eating festival.