"LA TERRA FERMA" Lleida by Peret

Lleida Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 26 photos

Terra de Ponent

The city of Lleida is The capital of the lands called "Terra ferma". This is "Steady Land" in catalan. Or also "Terra de ponent", because is the part of Catalonia placed most in the east. It is also my birth land. And i have family there.
Usually was a peasant land, famous for its fruits. And still it is, but now, the town council have also taken care to old atractives, and have built news.
The city is two hours far from Barcelona, by highway or train, so you can do a day trip. Come to see see the catalonia that is not in the coast. Its history starts with the iberians and continue with romans, people from Cartago, arabian, juish, christians. Now live hier catalans, and a lot of people who came of Africa for economical reasons.
La ciutat de Lleida és la capital de l'anomenada terra ferma, o també de "les terres de ponent", ja que és la part més occidental de Catalunya. També és la meva terra de naixement, i encara hi tinc família.
Tradicionalment ha estat una terra de pagesos, gaudint de fama per la bona qualitat de la seva fruita. Avui, però, gràcies a la cura que s'ha tingut dels seus monuments més clàssics i a les noves reformes de la ciutat, ha esdevingut un lloc on poder gaudir d'una visita. Històricament hi han passat per aquí íbers, romans, cartaginesos, àrabs, jueus, cristians...ara hi viuen catalans i una bona colla d'africans que han vingut a guanyar-se les garrofes.

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  • Pros:Not big, not crowd
  • In a nutshell:The main city of the inside Catalonia
  • Last visit to Lleida: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated Apr 12, 2004
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  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2011 at 2:58 AM

    Going there soon. Really looks like an interesting town!

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2006 at 9:08 PM

    Hello Peret! Lovely page on Lleida, where I one evening years ago with my friend who was sick. Loved the text in Catalan, though cannot say that I understood it.

  • irisbe's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2004 at 11:25 AM

    hey Pere this is a great page about a very beautiful city! I loved that skyline with the belfry, are there bells in it? It sure is nice there!


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