Over the course of three days, 13,000 residents from Lleida distributed into approximately a hundred associations have a plot in the Camps Elísis to eat approximately 12 tonnes of snails. The city's most multitudinous festival visitors can try different recipes in the restaurant area.
The Gathering of the Snail which is held during the second half of May, is the most multitudinous festival in Lleida (with 300,000 visitors) and one of the most important fun/gastronomic events in Catalonia.
Over the course of three days, 13,000 residents from Lleida, distributed into approximately a hundred groups, have a plot in the Campos Elíseos to eat approximately 12 tonnes of snails. Visitors can enjoy a restaurant area prepared in the same enclosure to try different recipes at a very reasonable price and share the celebrations with the group members.
The gathering is rounded off with various cultural events which take place during the week beforehand, different contests, the constant music of the brass bands and several shows. It is worth highlighting the colourful procession by the groups on the last day of the festival. It has been given the distinction of being declared a Traditional Festival of National Interest.