Monumental ensemble of La Seu Vella

Historical complex
This monumental ensemble is formed by the Seu Vella (old cathedral) and La Suda castle, which offer the best panoramic views of the capital of Lleida. The Seu Vella has a basilican layout and was built in the 13th century on the site of a mosque. The fortified palace, where the Moorish leaders of the city lived, was built on the site of the former Andalusian fortress.

The historical site of the hill of the Seu Vella (Old Cathedral) has two of the city’s most emblematic monuments: the Seu Vella Cathedral and Suda Castle. It also has the best panoramic views of the capital city of Terra Ferma (Dry Land).

The Seu Vella is a religious building, dedicated to Saint Mary, and built in the 13th century over an old mosque. It has a basilical Latin cross layout with three naves and five monumental doors in the south wall, clear examples of late Romanesque architectural sculpture.

The bell tower is a slender 60 metre high tower, built between the 14th and 15th centuries, which has seven bells, two of which are Gothic, from the 15th century. The cloister, from the 14th century, is rectangular with naves in five sections with ogival vaults and large elegant windows offering good view of the city and fertile plain.

The landscape of Lleida can also be viewed from the tip of the Lengua de Serpiente (Serpent’s Tooth) and from the Reina (Queen’s) bastion, on the same hill, where the remains of the old Suda Castle stand.

This fortified palace was built over the old al-Andalus fortress, where the Arab military lords of the city lived, and which was the residence of the kings of the Crown of Aragon during the 13th century. Today only its southern part remains, because of different explosions that took place during the French War and the Spanish Civil War.

  • Architectural style: Romanesque
  • Year of construction: 1203
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish
  • Ownership: Public
  • Annual closing: Mondays, except public holidays.
  • Opening hours - summer : Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:30; Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 15:00.
  • Opening hours - winter: Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 to 13:30 and 15:00 to 17:30; Saturdays from 10:00 to 17:30; Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 15:00.

Disabled access

Accessible area classifi
Facilities available for wheelchair users
Facilities available for people with reduced mobility
No facilities available for the deaf or those with hearing impairments
Facilities available for the blind or visually impaired
Accessible resource amen
Main access, without height difference
Good natural and artificial lighting within the facility
Accessible WCs in communal parts of the building
Audio guides for the tour
Tactile elements for everything or things likely to be touched by blind people
Written signs and diagrams indicating the different rooms within the building
Observations
Counter with two heights or suitable height
Tactile models or reproductions of work are available
Types of inspection
Invalid
WHAT IS AROUND HERE?
Monumental ensemble of La Seu Vella
  • Monumental ensemble of La Seu Vella

  • Address:Area Turó de la Seu Vella, s/n

  • 25002 Lleida

  • Lleida / Terres de Lleida

  • Monumental ensemble of La Seu Vella
  • Monumental ensemble of La Seu Vella

  • Address: Area Turó de la Seu Vella, s/n

  • 25002 Lleida

  • Lleida / Terres de Lleida

  • Telephone:973 230 653 / 973 700 319

  • E-mail:infoturisme@paeria.es

  • Web:http://www.turoseuvella.cat

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