Terres de Lleida

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This area is very closely linked to its farming traditions and has a wealth of valuable monuments. This can be discovered by following some of the many itineraries and routes running through it.

Seu Vella in Lleida, the Castles Route, Serra del Montsec.

The geographical profile of the Planes de Lleida is ideal for walking and cycling trails.
  • Region: Garrigues, Noguera, Pla d'Urgell, Segarra, Segrià, Urgell
  • Province: Lleida
  • District: Àger, Agramunt, Aitona, Alamús, Albagés, Albatàrrec, Albesa, Albi, Alcanó, Alcarràs, Alcoletge, Alfarràs, Alfés, Algerri, Alguaire, Almacelles, Almatret, Almenar, Alòs de Balaguer, Alpicat, Anglesola, Arbeca, Artesa de Lleida, Artesa de Segre, Aspa, Avellanes i Santa Linya, Balaguer, Barbens, Baronia de Rialb, Belianes, Bellaguarda, Bellcaire d'Urgell, Bell-lloc d'Urgell, Bellmunt d'Urgell, Bellpuig, Bellvís, Benavent de Segrià, Biosca, Borges Blanques, les, Bovera, Cabanabona, Camarasa, Castelldans, Castellnou de Seana, Castelló de Farfanya, Castellserà, Cervera, Cervià de les Garrigues, Ciutadilla, Cogul, el, Corbins, Cubells, Espluga Calba, Estaràs, Floresta, Fondarella, Foradada, Fuliola, Fulleda, Gimenells i el Pla de la Font, Golmés, Granadella, Granja d'Escarp, Granyanella, Granyena de les Garrigues, Granyena de Segarra, Guimerà, Guissona, Ivars de Noguera, Ivars d'Urgell, Ivorra, Juncosa, Juneda, Linyola, Llardecans, Lleida, Maials, Maldà, Massalcoreig, Massoteres, Menàrguens, Miralcamp, Mollerussa, Montgai, Montoliu de Lleida, Montoliu de Segarra, Montornès de Segarra, Nalec, Oliola, Oluges, Omellons, Omells de na Gaia, Os de Balaguer, Ossó de Sió, Palau d'Anglesola, Penelles, Plans de Sió, Poal, Pobla de Cérvoles, Ponts, Portella, Preixana, Preixens, Puiggròs, Puigverd d'Agramunt, Puigverd de Lleida, Ribera d'Ondara, Rosselló, Sanaüja, Sant Guim de Freixenet, Sant Guim de la Plana, Sant Martí de Riucorb, Sant Ramon, Sarroca de Lleida, Sentiu de Sió, Seròs, Sidamon, Soleràs, Soses, Sudanell, Sunyer, Talavera, Tàrrega, Tarrés, Tarroja de Segarra, Térmens, Tiurana, Torà, Torms, Tornabous, Torrebesses, Torrefarrera, Torrefeta i Florejacs, Torregrossa, Torrelameu, Torres de Segre, Torre-serona, Vallbona de les Monges, Vallfogona de Balaguer, Verdú, Vilagrassa, Vilanova de Bellpuig, Vilanova de la Barca, Vilanova de l'Aguda, Vilanova de Meià, Vilanova de Segrià, Vila-sana, Vilosell, Vinaixa
  • Size: 5586
  • Inhabitants: 356960
  • Web: http://www.lleidatur.com

Geographical location

The Terres de Lleida comprise the southern, non-Pyrenean area of this province, including the regions of Segrià, Noguera, Urgell, Pla d’Urgell, Segarra and Garrigues.

Climate

Economic activity

History

What to see

The capital of the Segrià region is Lleida, the largest town in the region and with an impressive set of monuments. Its most important architectural attractions include impressive buildings such as the Seu Vella the Palau de la Paeria (an example of the best Catalan civil Romanesque style), the churches of Sant Llorenç and Sant Joan and the Catedral Nova. Other points of interest are the Templar castle of Gardeny and the Espai Natural dels Tossals d'Almatret, near the Riba-roja reservoir.

The region of Les Garrigues is particularly interersting for its cave paintings in Cogul and the Museu Arqueològic of Les Borges Blanques, as well as for the ethnological museums in Juneda and Castelldans.

History has left its mark on the region of Segarra, in the shape of the prehistoric remains at Sant Guim de Freixenet, the ancient Roman city of Iesso in Guissona, the Romanesque sites in the capital, Cervera, and in Vallferosa, the Jewish quarter in Torà, etc. The natural area of Espai d'Interès Natural Vall del riu Llobregós is also well worth a visit.

Romanesque art has also made its mark beyond the Lleida Pyrenees. The Romanesque Route enables visitors to get a close view of sites such as the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera); the church of Sant Esteve de Palagalls (Segarra); the Seu Vella, the church of Sant Martí and Palau de la Paeria (Segrià); the monasteries of Vallbona de les Monges and Santa Maria d'Agramunt (Urgell), and Vinaixa church (Garrigues).

The Castles Route tours former Christian fortresses that guarded the old border with Muslim territory that existed before Catalunya Nova was conquered. It includes Mur, a Pyrenean castle in Pallars Jussà, and the castles of Verdú, Arbeca, Montsonís, Montclar, Florejacs, Les Pallargues, Vicfred, Concabella and Formós, as well as other valuable sites and monuments. The last six fortresses make up a separate route, known as the Sió Castles.

The area of Terres de Lleida also includes the work of modernist architects dating back to the early 20th century. Farming buildings worth visiting are the flour mill belonging to the Cervera farming syndicate (Sindicat Agrícola), the Verdú cooperative and the Ivars farming syndicate. The most important urban buildings are the Teatre Municipal de l'Escorxador and teh houses of Magí Llorens, Fregola and Melcior de Lleida; the Càrcer-Sobies house in Tàrrega, and the Xalet Montivo house in Balaguer.

What to do

The Pla d’Urgell, irrigated farming land, is the ideal spot for hiking. The routes along the Canal d’Urgell and the Ivars i Vila-sana lake are interesting spots in this region, whose capital is Mollerussa. Walkers can explore some of the itineraries along the Canal d’Urgell; there are fifteen different walks that share the engineering work which has had the greatest impact on the appearance and character of the Terres de Lleida. They run through natural and monumental landscapes in the Segrià, Noguera, Urgell, Pla d’Urgell and Garrigues regions.

With its capital in Balaguer, the Noguera region has two profiles: the northern, more mountainous area of the Montsec mountain range and the southern plain. The Vall d’Àger is the place for hiking, rock climbing and caving, while paragliding and hang gliding can be done in the Montsec area. In the Montsec mountain range, fossil remains and dinosaur footprints have been preserved, like those in Fontllonga and Corçà. The Fira de Teatre al Carrer (street theatre festival) in Tàrrega and the Cistercian monastery in Vallbona de les Monges, part of the Ruta del Císter trail, are the most famous attractions in the Urgell region. Sweet fruit, snails, recapte pie (with tomato, sardines or tuna) and wines from the Costers del Segre designation of origin are products that should be borne in mind and definitely tasted. Special mention should also be made of nougat from Agramunt and "stone" chocolate, both of which are typically found in this town. Les Garrigues has become synonymous with olive oil. The olive trees growing in its fields produce olives from which exceptional quality oil is pressed and sold under designation of origin.

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