La Seu and its monuments
Santa Maria d’Urgell Cathedral
- Santa Maria Cathedral, built in the twelfth century, is the city’s most iconic building.
- What’s more, it is the only Romanesque cathedral left standing in Catalonia.
- The cloister backs onto the southern façade of the cathedral.
- It has three Romanesque galleries, and a fourth gallery was created during an early twelfth-century renovation project.
- The capitals are embellished with a wide range of motifs, from plants to representations of monsters.
- The attached Sant Miquel Church, built in the eleventh century, also exemplifies Romanesque style.
This museum is home to a priceless collection of religious art from all over the diocese, including:
- A collection of Romanesque statues of the Virgin Mary
- The Gothic altarpiece by Pere Serra from Abella de la Conca (1364)
- Sant Ermengol’s silver urn, by Pere Lleopart (1755)
Sant Agustí Library
- Sant Agustí Library occupies the old church in the Sant Agustí Convent.
Carrer dels Canonges
- This street is home to Casa Luna and Casa del Pelegrí.
- With its centuries-old grain measures.
Parc del Valira
- This park, located next to the Valira River, houses a replica of the cathedral’s cloister, built in the twentieth century and designed by writer and urban planner Lluís Racionero.
- The capitals on the columns bear sculptures of the most significant personalities of the twentieth century.