El Pont de Suert and its attractions

El Pont de Suert is a town and municipality, and the capital of the comarca of Alta Ribagorça, in the province of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain. It is located at 838 metres above sea level, on the banks of river Noguera Ribagorçana, a tributary to the Segre, in the Pyrenees.

Tourism and main attractions

It has an old quarter where signs of the past are preserved, such as the Plaza Mayor (Plaça Major) and the Plaza del Mercadal, the old church, of Romanesque origin and greatly modified in the 18th century, and the Abbey Palace, a beautiful example of civil Gothic restored in end of the 20th century. In the expansion, the new church was built in 1955, the work of the engineer Eduardo Torroja and the architect Rodríguez Mijares. It is a work of contemporary architecture, with a single nave covered with brick vaults.

With the annexation of the municipalities of Llesp, Malpás and Viu de Llevata, the term reaches almost 150 km² and includes a series of small little inhabited nuclei. Among these towns, Castellón de Tor, Iran, Casòs, Corroncui, Erillcastell, Esperan or Gotarta stand out.

In the town of Viu de Llevata is the Romanesque church of Santa María de Viu de Llevata and the Castle of Viu de Llevata.

How to get to?

From Lleida 1 hr 40 min (124 km) via N-230

From Barcelona 3 hr 17 min (276 km) via A-2 and N-230

From Madrid 5 hr 53 min (543 km) via A-2

Main information

Area: 148 km²

Coordinates: 42°24′30″N 0°44′30″W

Population: 2331

Languages: Spanish, Catalan

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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