Lleida, the ideal place for holiday rental rural houses in the Pyrenees
In the 6th century BC, an Iberian village called the Ilergets was built. Indíbil and Mandoni, their most significant leaders, defended the city against the Romans and the Carthaginians. But after its defeat in 205 AD, the town was named Ilerda.
After being in the hands of the Romans, in the 12th century the city remained in the hands of the troops of Ramon Berenguer IV and became part of the Crown of Aragon. From the 14th century onwards, the municipal government moved into the old palace of the Sanaüja family, a significant Romanesque work. From that moment on, the building is called the Palace of the Paeria.
During the four years of the Sesgadors war, the city was completely ruined. In 1705, with Philip at the helm, the period of uprising of the towns began. However, the good news did not last long, since the decree of Nova Planta (1714) Lleida meant the end of what the city had built in the social field. However, in the 18th century, the city gradually recovered its image and size with the reign of Charles III.
The 20th century saw the reaffirmation of the Catalan state with the Mancomunitat of Catalonia. With the Second Republic, the institutions in Catalonia, that had been lost during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera, were recovered. However, then came the Civil War which left the city in ruins until the 1980s, when economic and social growth began to spread in the area.
What to do during your holidays in a rural house in Lleida?
Visit the city of Lleida, the provincial capital
A must is to get to the capital and enjoy everything it has to offer. The Old Lleida Cathedral, the New Lleida Cathedral, a stroll through the historic centre, the Plaza de Sant Joan, the Palau de la Paeria, the Modernista itinerary, the King's Castle, the Archaeological Museum or the Templar Castle of Gardeny are some of the options available!
Getting to the Aran Valley and getting lost in its villages
Although it is at the other end of the province, close to the border with France, it is worth visiting villages like Bagerge, Salardú, Vilamòs, Las or Vilac. However, if you want to go shopping, eat some local tapas or enjoy nightlife, you should visit the capital of the region, Vielha.
Route of Mont-rebei Congost
The route goes around the natural border between the province of Huesca and Lleida. It is known to be one of the most beautiful routes on the peninsula, with vertical stone walls, gateways and suspension bridges that facilitate access to the route, paths of total nature... And it's fit for different audiences, because the area offers you different routes and you choose which one depending on the level of difficulty you want.