King's Castle, Lleida

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The fortified enclosure of Turó de la Seu Vella in Lleida. Photography: Oscar Miron
Popularly known as La Suda, the King's Castle (Castell del Rei in Catalan) is a large fortress located on the main hill of Lleida, also called Turó de la Seu Vella, an outstanding viewpoint over the city and the region. During more than a millennium the castle has been a witness of very important historical events in the history of the city and of Catalonia.

Of Muslim origin, documented since the 9th century, the castle was the palace where the monarchs resided during their stays in Lleida. The fortified complex preserve the south wing of the old medieval palace (13th century), located next to the old cathedral, and the fortifications built between the 18th and 19th centuries, formed by walls of 3.8 kilometers in length, four bastions, moat and several platforms. The configuration of the modern walled enclosures responds to French Vauban system.


✔ The Interpretation Center of Suda, located in the royal hall of the old castle, which reviews the history of the building.
✔ The Lion's Gate, access point to the citadel.

Turó de la Seu Vella
Lleida 25002
Tel.: +34 973 230 653
Winter season (October - April)
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 1.30pm and 3pm – 5.30pm
Sundays and holidays: 10.00am – 3pm
Summer season (May - September)
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 2pm and 4.30pm - 7.30pm
Sundays and holidays: 10am – 3pm
Closed: Mondays (except the eve of holidays and Monday holidays), January 1 and 6, December 25 and 26.
General admission: 3 €
Reduced admission: 2 €
Free admission: children under 7, groups of schoolchildren accompanied by teachers, disabled persons, unemployed, single parent and large families, pilgrims, clerics and nuns.
Free entry days: local festivals in Lleida (May 11 and September 29), national day of Catalonia (September 11), the first Tuesday of each month.
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