King's Castle

Discover the impressive Suda Castle in Lleida. Castle of the Zuda Lerida
The fortified enclosure 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 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.
Highlights
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.
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Contact
Castell del Rei
Turó de la Seu Vella - Lleida 25002
Tel.: +34 973 230 653
Fax: +34 973 230 653
Timetable
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Timetable
Winter season (October - April)
From Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 1.30pm and 3pm to 5.30pm
Sundays and holidays: 10am to 3pm
Summer season (May - September)
From Tuesday to Saturday: 10.30am to 2pm and 4pm to 7.30pm
Sundays and holidays: 10am to 3pm
Closed: Mondays not public holidays, 1 and 6 January, 25 and 26 December.
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Prices
General admission: 3 €
Reduced admission (over 65, retirees, 7 - 18 years old, teachers, groups of more than 25 people): 2 €
Under 7, groups of schoolchildren accompanied by teachers, disabled persons, unemployed persons, single parent and large families: free admission
The first Tuesday of each month, May 11 and September 29: free admission
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Public transport
Bus. L1, L2, L3, L5, L7, L8, L10, L11 and L20 lines of urban buses.
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°37'06.2"N 0°37'33.8"E / 41.618402, 0.626048
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