La Seu d'Urgell is a town located in the Catalan Pyrenees in Spain. La Seu d'Urgell is also the capital of the comarca Alt Urgell, head of the judicial district of la Seu d'Urgell and the seat of Bishop of Urgell, one of the Andorra co-princes. It is in the district of Alt Pirineu i Aran (High Pyrenees and Aran), and is the town with the most inhabitants, having 17.4% of the district population. La Seu d'Urgell and Puigcerdà together have 30% of the population of the area.
It is located at the confluence of the Segre and the Valira rivers. The city is in the local region of Urgellet, a Pyrenean region formed by 16 municipalities of Alt Urgell. Urgellet and Andorra were the originary County of Urgell with capital in la Seu d'Urgell before the county expansion to the south.
Alt Urgell is the gateway to the state of Andorra and the proximity to this important population center and economic activity is largely one of the reasons for the current drive of the city of la Seu d'Urgell within Alt Pirineu i Aran.
The town's patron saints are Saint Ot of Urgell, Saint Sebastian, and the Virgin of Urgell. While the Virgin of Núria and Sant Ermengol are the main patrons of the diocese of Urgell. Sant Ermengol is the most prominent in the city than other patrons. Probably that's why there are various events throughout the year dedicated to Sant Ermengol, such as the Sant Ermengol Fair, one of the oldest in Catalonia, and the altarpiece of Sant Ermengol.
The Parc Olímpic del Segre, built in 1992 for the Barcelona Summer Olympic Games, is a pump-driven canoe and kayak sports venue located adjacent to the historical centre of la Seu d'Urgell.
Hotels in La Seu d'Urgell
Estamariu, Alt Urgell, Lleida (5km from La Seu d'Urgell)
Sant Llorenç de Morunys, Solsonès, Lleida (27km from La Seu d'Urgell)
Placed in an emblematic pre-Pyrenean valley, Lord’s valley, only 1 km. away from Sant Llorenç de Morunys, lays El Monegal, a refurbished Catalan farmhouse turned into a 10-room hotel where to give pleasure to the senses. The hotel offers a familiar treatment and extreme attention to detail, as well as an exquisite cuisine for the more demanding gourmets.
Lladurs, Solsonès, Lleida (36km from La Seu d'Urgell)
Lladurs, Solsonès, Lleida (38km from La Seu d'Urgell)
Solsona, Solsonès, Lleida (41km from La Seu d'Urgell)
Small great hotel boutique, modern and comfortable, situated in the medieval centre of the hospitable, quiet city of Solsona, the doorway to the Pyrenees from Lleida. Its charm lies in the tranquillity that pervades the stone walls, the wooden beams, the fireplace, the garden room and so on... There are ten spacious rooms with natural daylight and fully equipped with all kind of conveniences. The breakfasts we serve only contain local, traditionally-prepared products. The Hotel La Freixera is a hotel who respects the environment by introducing ECO shower heads in some rooms and for a commitment to modernity, installing the opening of the doors through the mobile application (Openow System).
Ribes de Freser, Ripollès, Girona (58km from La Seu d'Urgell)
Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Ripollès, Girona (71km from La Seu d'Urgell)
Hotel Les Planes del Grau is a completely refurbished 14th-century farmhouse, which used to belong to Sant Joan de les Abadesses Monastery.
It has 10 bedrooms, all of which have a small sitting area and a bathroom. The hotel also has a dining room, bar and living room, a large garden and an adjoining cattle breeding farm.
Located in the agricultural plain of the Ter, between San Juan and Abadesas Camprodon Plains remains a degree in a field of crops and livestock land, covered by pine forests and meadows of the Sierra Natural Guaitada and the slopes of the Sierra Cavalry. It offers an ideal space for standing, walking and horse riding or cycling in a unique place within the Natura 2000 network.
Sant Joan d'Oló, Moianès, Barcelona (73km from La Seu d'Urgell)
Monistrol de Calders, Bages, Barcelona (81km from La Seu d'Urgell)
Restaurant and Fonda La Masia del Solà. La Masia del Solà is a restaurant founded in 1946 by the family Jubany. Initially, it began offering the traditional dishes of catalan cuisine with a friendly and trustworthy. Our customers has enabled us to reach the present day, offering dishes from time ago but updated, with special care in selecting the products we use for processing. Innovation and tradition combine seem difficult, but these are two basic pillars of philosophy of the restaurant La Masia del Solà.
In September 2009, La Masia del Solà recovered the old Fonda. La Fonda is small, we have 8 junior suites with bath, hidromassage, and all the comforts for make you feel comfortable enough to relax our guests during their stay, receiving a friendly, and attention required to leave the memory of a pleasant break in our village. We even have a pool for the summer months.
Santa Pau, Garrotxa, Girona (94km from La Seu d'Urgell)
Located in front of the Medieval Castle of Santa Pau, this property is ideal for exploring the old town and enjoy beautiful landscapes.
The bedrooms at Cal Sastre, decorated in a traditional style with antique furniture. are the result of an elaborated and technical renovation of two cozy houses from the XV Century. It has been maintained a perfect harmony between the architecture and the exceptional environment of Sant Pau’s old town. All the rooms are exterior with views of the “Santa Margarita” and “Puig de Mar” volcano, as well as views of the “Sant Julia” Mountains or of the Santa Paula medieval Castle from the 13th century.
In the region of the Garrotxa you can practice outdoor activities discovering volcanic scenery and the natural park.