Turo Seu Vella

Turo Seu Vella, Lleida

Turo Seu Vella
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DjangoDjango
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany559 contributions
Sep 2021
Driving in to Lleida u cannot miss it. Standing high and proud on top of the highest hill of the city is the Turo Seu Vella.

The complex itself is also wonderful. The cloister is still in a very good shape.
The old catedral still has beautiful 13th century frescoes and there are the very pretty old gates on the site.

If you are not really into history the way up is still very rewarding as you will have fantastic views over the whole town.
Written September 20, 2021
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davidcI1699TX
Canyelles, Spain29 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The tour was in castellano but I think they do tours in English during summer. The guide was very knowledgeable. The cathedral is undergoing extensive renovations do part of it were out of bounds. However the tour was still interesting to those who knows he to get to know a little bit of the history of the places they are visiting
Written February 15, 2020
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Dominique A
Lleida, Spain179 contributions
Sep 2020
A very modern city, not particularly appealing with mainly multi storey buildings, poor quarters and many wanderers. In the middle of the darkness some light with the castle and old cathedral perched on a hill overlooking the whole plains. Beautiful view and walk.
Written September 19, 2020
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Aqua_Uomo
Toronto, Canada6,367 contributions
Aug 2019
I picked Lleida for this, I didn’t just get there by accident. I must admit it looks better in the pictures, the closer you get the more flaws you find.

The buildings are in very bad shape. They should spend some European funds on it, after all this is a very important historical monument.

The most I liked is the tower and the cloister. The rest, like I said, it needs a lot of renovation. If you go to Lleida you must see it, this is the best they have.

August 29.
Written September 15, 2019
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keithmalin
Guildford, UK307 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
Lleida (Lerida) is a remarkably unattractive town, having borne the brunt of wars and depradations over the centuries, but the town is crowned by the magnificent and unmissable Seu Vella, a cathedral-fortress that has seen many owners over the ages.
There are signs from the town centre which will enable you to drive right up to the entrance (large free parking area), or you can walk if you are fit, or take a strange lift to one side of the complex - but driving there is easy.
7€ is the current cost of the combined ticket, but the Casa del Rey is only one room which has little in it, so if you are feeling economical you can pay 4€ for the cathedral, cloisters and bell tower.
Although there is plenty of concrete about, the town has done a great job at piecing back together what was once a historical marvel. The church is vast, the cloisters stunning, the tower exhausting to climb, and the views from everywhere outstanding (except that there is little to see of interest!).
Don't miss the back side of the church, where there are two splendid porticos (also a bar with terrace and more views), and on the first Tuesday of each month entry is free. There is plenty of information to be had, and, unusually for Spain, notices are in English too.
Written June 3, 2014
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JandJ19
Lymington, UK290 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is a must not only for the views over the city and countryside beyond but for the sense of history in the buildings. There are two lifts from the centre of town that avoid the long walk up. Beware it closes at 17.30 most days which is early for Spain. Reduced entry price for over 65.
Written October 11, 2017
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Mike R
Marmande, France90 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
The Old Cathedral of Lleida stands in a dominant position looking down on the City. The cloisters are magnificent and believed to be the biggest in Europe. Unusually, as well as being open onto a square, one side of the cloister is also open to the outside with views across the City.

Parking on the Site is available but do not arrive too late. Given the number of parked cars in relation to the number of visitors, I suspect that some vehicles belonged to local workers from the surrounding area.

There is a reception area and Ticket Office as you enter the building but, less obviously, there is also a good Tourist Information Office in the same area.

If you walk round the outside of the Cathedral before entering, there is a large terraced cafe/restaurant near the Chapel of Jesus that was very comfortable and reasonably priced.

We were travelling with our dog so we took it in turns to visit the inside of the Cathedral. No dog access problems in the grounds though, on a lead. The Cafe also allowed us on the terrace with the dog and made a bowl of water available for her. I mention this because if you are not familiar with Spain, it is not very dog friendly compared to France.
Written November 14, 2016
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Judylu
Scottsdale, AZ71 contributions
May 2016 • Family
We just happened upon this ancient monument while locating a restaurant for lunch. There is plenty of parking onsite and the entrance fee is 5 Euros per adult. It is astounding the renovation that has been done with the history of the rebuild captured on a running film in the main cathedral. Really worth the visit!
Written May 21, 2016
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carol w
Manchester, UK91 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
Visited whist passing through Lleida. Fascinating insight into history of Aragon. Fantastic scenery, helpful, knowledgable staff and a lovely cafe on site with reasonably priced drinks and food. Access possible via car but we walked which involved using escalators and lifts. Admission €7 per person including both the castle and cathedral ruins. Well worth a visit.
Written February 8, 2016
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FelixMacias
Ottawa, Canada111 contributions
Jan 2015
This beautiful structure towers above the city of Lleida, perched on the famous "Rock of Civilizations". It's beautiful and amazingly preserved considering its violent history. The cloister is one of the largest and best preserved in Europe. It's amazing it's in such good condition, considering it was used as a military barracks and fort for centuries. On foggy days in winter, you can look out from the arches of the cloister and see nothing but grey. At night, it's lit up. It's a beautiful and amazing piece of architecture that still serves public functions. Definitely a must-see attraction.
Written December 16, 2015
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