News of Pyrenees

Spring poetry in Lleida with a new edition of “poetic evenings”

The City Council of Lleida begins a new cycle of “poetic evenings”. The cycle consists of poetic readings by the following authors: Núria Miret (“Amb pedra”) – March 6, Amat Baró (“La marca de Caín”) – April 3, Josep M.Rodríguez (“Oxigen pur”) —May 8 and Enric Boluda (“Dir-se”) —June 5.

Poetry evenings will be held in …

Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Castle of Gardeny is a monumental complex on the hill of Gardeny, one of the two hills of the city of Lleida

The Castle of Gardeny (cat. Castell de Gardeny) is a monumental complex on the hill of Gardeny, one of the two hills of the city of Lleida. It was the headquarters of one of the main orders of Knights Templar in Catalonia. The castle, in fact, consists of two Templar constructions (tower house and convent chapel) …

The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Lleida and its sights

Lleida (cat. Lleida, sp. Lérida) is a city in western Catalonia, the capital of the Segrià region (cat. comarca) and the Ponet vegueria, head of the judicial district and the seat of the Diocese of Lleida.

Its extensive municipal district, the largest and most populated in the comarca, is formed by the city, the decentralized municipal …

History of Europe with Alex Mostaslavski: Spain, France, Pyrenees

Lleida: history

The history of Lleida (sp. Lérida) has evolved around the hill of la Seu, since it has always been the place where the representative infrastructures of the social control power have been located: the Andalusian fortress (La Suda) and the mosque, and later the cathedral (La Seu Vella). The hill was, moreover, a good defense place …