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La Seu and outdoor sports, tradition and future

La Seu d’Urgell is a town in the Catalan Pyrenees, at the confluence of the Segre and Valira rivers. The
source of the Segre river is in France while the source of the Valira river is in Andorra. La Seu d’Urgell
with 12.500 inhabitants is a market and service centre of this Catalan mountain region and is a tourist
destination.
Its strategic location and the political power of the diocese consolidated la Seu as one of the most
important cities in medieval Catalonia. Today it is an active city, a centre for services and the cultural
capital of a large area of the Pyrenees. The most emblematic monument in the city is the Santa Maria
Cathedral which was built in the 12th century. It is also the only Romanesque cathedral that has been
conserved in Catalonia. The cloister is set against the south facade of the cathedral. It has three
Romanesque galleries and one created by restoration work in the early 17th century. The pillars are
decorated with a great variety of motifs, ranging from vegetation to monsters.
Apart from the cultural and historic capital of Alt Urgell, la Seu has a beautiful nature setting. It is situated
between the Cadí ridge and the Pyrenees where you can enjoy the trails, paths, cliffs and rivers
that make it a benchmark among nature lovers.

The weather is mild and the climate is Mediterranean.

Other interests for tourists:

La Seu Sports and Outdoor Activities

Apart from the cultural and historic capital of Alt Urgell, la Seu has a beautiful nature setting. It is
situated between the Cadí ridge and the Pyrenees where you can enjoy the trails, paths, cliffs and
rivers that make it a benchmark among nature lovers.
We highlight the Parc Olímpic del Segre, built for the Olympic Games of Barcelona 92. The park has a
set of channels, whitewater and flat water, incorporating the most advanced technology for water
sports: kayaking, rafting and hydro speed. Other outdoor activities include para-gliding, hot air
ballooning, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, Nordic walking, horse riding, bird-watching, golf,
canyoning, karting and cross country skiing

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