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Seu Vella of Lleida

La Seu Vella de Lleida is an emblematic monument that stands majestically on the hill known as Turó de la Seu Vella, dominating the city and the region of Segrià. This cathedral, built in Romanesque style, but with Gothic vaults, is an impressive testimony to the persistence of Romanesque art in Catalonia until the 13th century. Its late Romanesque structure shows a unique combination of Romanesque forms and Gothic monumentality, reflecting the rich architectural history of the region. From its magnificent cloister to its imposing bell tower, the Seu Vella is a symbol of Lleida’s cultural and religious heritage. One of its outstanding details is that this cloister is exterior, and from there it offers beautiful views of the Pyrenees.

Over the centuries, the Seu Vella has witnessed significant historical events and has undergone several transformations. From its construction in the 12th century to its conversion into military barracks in 1707, and later into a concentration camp during the Civil War, this monument has experienced numerous vicissitudes. However, its importance as a national monument and its inclusion on UNESCO’s tentative list for World Heritage status highlight its cultural relevance and its value as an integral part of Spain’s historical heritage.


  • Address
    Turó de la Seu Vella. Lleida
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 15:00 to 17:30. Saturday from 10:00 to 17:30. Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 15:00
  • What to see
    Romanesque cathedral, cloister

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