What you didn't know about Alcarràs
Although the population of Alcarràs has an Islamic origin, it appears as Alcarraz
in a document of the Diocese of Lleida
from the 12th century. During the Middle Ages, the land changed hands and after the War of the Reapers and the War of the Succession, the municipality was very depopulated. It wasn't until the 18th century that the church of Our Lady of the Assumption was built and in the s. XIX, the Town Hall, the school and the beginning of the operation of the spa with ferruginous sodium waters
What can you visit in Alcarràs?
Without a doubt, what you cannot miss during your stay in a holiday cottage in Alcarràs is the hundred-year-old oak tree , which grows in solitude on the Alzina plain, which can be reached by taking a signposted path, which leave the L-800 road, which connects Alcarràs with Vallmanya.
Casa Montagut and its chapel of Santa Anna, which was renovated once the town council acquired the house and land for its historical value in 2003, today is used for celebrations.
The village church, Mare de Déu de l'Assumpció , is in the baroque-neoclassical style of the 18th century and was built on top of the old Alcarras castle. Below the pavement of the esgesia, some compartments of the old fortress are still preserved.
In 2017, the Rural World Interpretation Center was inaugurated in Alcarràs, located in the Sauret building, which houses around 350 pieces of instruments and tools donated by residents, among which a wooden plow from the s .XVI and a cart that belonged to the president of the Generalitat Francesc Macià.
A spa in drylands
The Balneari d'Alcarràs
, located on the N-II road in the municipality of Alcarràs (Segrià
), was built on a source of thermal waters from the Roman era
and was exploited from 1828 to 1920, although there is news of its operation until 1922. The spa served 20 bathers with two bathtubs and a rotating shower system, in addition to 5 rooms on the upper floor. The building also had rooms for filling bottles, mineral water tanks, waiting room, meeting room, restaurant, kitchen and room for drinking water. This eclectic-style building was occupied as a Civil Guard barracks
and is currently used as a private residence.
What can you do in Alcarràs?
If you're up for it and the heat allows it, you can do the last section of the Camí Català de Sant Jaume route , which starts in the Pyrenees. This stretch can be done on foot or by mountain bike and connects the city of Lleida with Alcarràs and the border with Aragon.
If, on the other hand, your hobby is motoring, the Circuit d'Alcarràs hosts championships and private motoring and motorcycling races. The facilities date from 2007 and consist of fifteen double boxes with shower and bathroom, restaurant and swimming pool with views of the circuit. An alternative to the Montmeló circuit surrounded by the characteristic farmlands of the Lleida plain.