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“Very elevated site; closed after lunch!”
Review of Turo Seu Vella

Turo Seu Vella
Ranked #1 of 51 things to do in Lleida
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Cork, Ireland
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“Very elevated site; closed after lunch!”
Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

Well it is Spain so it may not be surprising to know that the Cathedral interior is closed most of the afternoon! Nonetheless the view over the city and its surrounds from the area around the Cathedral are still worth it.

Visited July 2013
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Lleida, Spain
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“At the heart of Lleida”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The Seu Vella really is the identifying icon of the city of Lleida and can be seen from many points around the city.
Reflecting the changing fortunes of the city throughout history it was consecrated as a cathedral after the reconquest. The remains of the Moorish fortress "La Suda" can now also be seen at the same sight. It was later de-consecrated at the end of the Spanish war of succession as a punishment for having sided with the Hapsburgs. This explains its austere appearance as all the religious artefacts and decorations were stripped out. Later it saw life as a barracks and a nunnery (though not at the same time).
Today it makes for an atmospheric visit with great views and two stand out features: the view from the top of the tower (which is quite a climb) and the unique cloister which is open on one side and offers a spectacular vista.
Well worth taking a guided visit if you can to get a sense of the history,

Visited September 2012
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London
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“A peaceful, atmospheric cathedral”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

This old cathedral and castle is well worth a visit. However, if you are physically challenged in any way, do not attempt the climb up all the steps! There is a car park and an easier ascent!
The cathedral is beautiful and peaceful, especially the cloister. We spent quite some time here, just wandering around, enjoying the calm and quiet of the place.
There is a small gift shop, toilets and a bar. There are amazing views of Lleida from all around.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“turo seu vello”
Reviewed 28 December 2012

interesting if you have the time to learn a little of its history.to get best out of it you need to pay ,7 euros i think,to enter .not many other tourist sites in Lleida so probably worth going in.Interesting walk around the old building,good views of city.

Visited November 2012
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Tarragona
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“Most relevant monumental site in Lleida”
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Castle ruines and cathedral offer the greatest view of the city. Remarkable gothic Monuments to visit.

Visited October 2012
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