La Seu d’Urgell, capital of the Pyrenees and world canoeing venue, invites you to enjoy this sport and all its cultural heritage, in a typical mountain landscape.
The city is a major tourist centre thanks to its cultural and artistic heritage, because it is the venue for top level sports events and because it is close to the Andorra and La Molina ski slopes.
La Seu d’Urgell was once a military fortress and later became the seat of the bishop of the diocese of Urgell, which consecrated the landmark building of the city, the Romanesque cathedral of Santa Maria d’Urgell. Its cloister is outstanding, as are the Diocesan Museum and the church Sant Pere i Sant Miquel. The town council has laid out accessible routes for panoramic visits to this heritage.
La Seu d’Urgell and the surroundings offer a range of sports and leisure activities all year round.
Moreover, the Segre Olympic Park, laid out on the occasion of the Barcelona 92 Olympic Games, has the most advanced technology in the shape of a set of canals for adapted flat-water canoeing.
La Seu d’Urgell is an active city, services centre and cultural capital of a large area of the Pyrenees.