what to see in Puigcerda
Puigcerda, which is the capital of the Catalan region of Cerdanya, proposes a wide variety of activities to do and places to visit if you want to discover its landscapes, its culture and its history in depth.
What can we visit and do if we are in Puigcerdà?
Corners and Places full of Culture
The first thing we can visit is the old town. A magical place full of irregular and narrow streets, surprising monuments and busy squares. Very close to there we find what would be the nerve center of Puigcerdà, the Plaza de Santa Maria. All kinds of celebrations and events take place here, such as the medieval market or the Fiesta del Trinxat.
We can also visit a relic from the 12th century, the bell tower of the old and now disappeared Church of Santa María. It was able to resist the Civil War, where the church disappeared, becoming a symbol of the city. Today it has been transformed into a cozy tourist office.
Another place very visited by both locals and tourists is schierbeck park. The ideal place to visit and enjoy the landscape and its natural surroundings. By his side is the lake of Puigcerda, an artificial pond perfect for photography.
Some other parks that we cannot miss are the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, with more than 40,000 hectares of natural space full of trails, and the Cerdanya-Alt Urgell national reserve, which extends to Andorra and has an important population of protected and recovering species, such as chamois or bearded vultures.
Outdoor activities and sports
The region of La Cerdanya is known for its green landscapes and for the huge number of sports and outdoor activities that can be practiced there.
It has a immense number of trails, tracks and roads for those who go hiking and discover its spectacular forests, lakes, meadows and all kinds of natural landscapes. One of the most popular routes for its exploration throughout the whole part of the Catalan territory is the Route of the Cathars.
If we prefer, we can also visit all these corners in the open air and many others practicing other sports and means, such as mountain biking, quad, motorcycle, 4×4 or taking a pleasant horseback ride.
We also have the option of fly over Cerdanya in a balloon and enjoy a panoramic view of the site or, if we prefer to discover the most aquatic corners, explore all the waterfalls, slides and rivers by kayak, canoe or rafting.
During the winter season, you can practice endless activities and sports, such as skiing, snowshoeing, trekking, mountain biking or we can relax in some pleasant thermal baths.
And, if we are talking about activities and sports, the Golf. The wooded environment and the outline of the Pyrenees and the entire sierra make Cerdanya the ideal place to practice this sport.
One of the most charming towns in the Catalan Pyrenees.
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