Do you want to know the best things to see and do in Lleida province?
The province of Lleida is one of the least known of all Catalonia, perhaps because it is the farthest from the capital Barcelona, but that is precisely where its charm lies. On your trip through this region, you can find incredible places, both in the plains and in the Pyrenees.
This makes the territory has different landscapes that create an idyllic contrast, where you can completely disconnect from your routine and know another way of sightseeing. From breathtaking landscapes to villages with history, we present you the best 8 things to see in Lleida province.
Taüll is one of the most beautiful villages of Lleida, for its wonderful natural environment. It is located in the Boí Valley, one of the most spectacular corners of the Catalan Pyrenees. In addition, this is one of the medieval villages that has a wide repertoire of heritage in the area, especially based on the Romanesque current.
The best example of its architecture is the Church of Sant Clement, considered one of the best Romanesque churches in the Vall de Boí, declared a World Heritage Site and built in the twelfth century.
Aigüestortes National Park and Sant Maurici Lake
Aigüestortes National Park is one of the best places to see in Lleida. When you leave the car in the parking lot, you can get lost by one of the many routes that leave from that point, but we recommend that you take the road towards Lake Sant Maurici.
If you are a good hiker and you have time and some spare clothes in your backpack, we recommend that you do the route through the lakes of the park, which will take several days.
One of the best villages to see near Lleida city is Guimerà. This enclave is located on a mountainside and it is a medieval village that enchants with its narrow stone streets and decorations on doors and windows.
Some of the streets with arcades will take you straight to the Church of Santa Maria, one of the tourist sites of the village and from which you can enjoy magnificent views.
Penelles can become one of your favorite places to visit in Lleida if you like graffiti. When you walk through its streets, you will feel like you are in an open-air street art museum. On every corner you will find a facade decorated with the most original graffiti.
Among his most famous works is the “avi Tato”, although we remind you to stop by the tourist office, where they will give you a complete map of the whole town.
Seu Vella in Lleida
La Seu Vella is the old cathedral of Lleida capital and is also one of the main reasons to visit this wonderful city. The image of La Seu is how the profile of Lleida is known and you can see it from many kilometers away, as it is located on top of a hill.
This building served as a military barracks from 1707 to 1948, but nowadays it is worth climbing its 238 steps to enjoy one of the best panoramic views of the city you have ever seen.
The peach trees of Aitona
The peach trees of Aitona are undoubtedly one of the best things to see in Lleida. The flowering of these trees occurs between late February and early March and it is at that time when this landscape is dyed pink, to give rise to one of the best spectacles of nature.
Aitona in bloom has been celebrated for 10 years now, an initiative for tourists to enjoy the flowering of peach trees, in an ecological and environmentally friendly way.
In our selection of what to see in Lleida and surroundings we cannot forget Montfalcó Murallat. This is a small village with very few streets that you can only access from a single point: crossing the wall.
Once you have managed to enter the town center, you will feel as if you have made a trip back in time and you will feel like a real medieval local.
La Vall d’Aran
The Vall d’Aran is one of the essential places to visit in Lleida and that is why we want to finish our selection by naming it.
It is one of the most spectacular valleys of the Catalan Pyrenees, where you will find a large number of trails and excursions to discover the purest natural charm of this region. Put on your boots and enjoy the way!
What do you think of our selection of the best things to see in Lleida province? Surely you have already gathered all your family and you have explained what is the plan for your next vacation. The province of Lleida can be a good place to escape from the tourist sites and reconnect with nature.