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Fairs and markets

Gastronomy and tradition in La Seu d'Urgell

The fairs and local festivals that are held throughout the year in the Catalan Pyrenees are an opportunity to celebrate its culture and most important traditions and to taste regional artisan products.

In La Seu d’Urgell's historic centre you can visit the weekly market (every Tuesday and Saturday) located between Calle Mayor and Calle Canonges. Here you can buy fresh produce such as cheese and vegetables. You can also find clothes, shoes and second hand products on sale.

One of the oldest and most important local festivals in Catalonia is Saint Ermengol's Day, which has been celebrated each year in the La Seu d’Urgell for nearly a thousand years. Spain and the Iberian Peninsula. As well as the livestock and typical artisan produce on display, the festival also includes the Pyrenean artisan cheese fair: a place to promote and sell over 100 types of cheese made in the Catalan, Aragonese, Navarran, Basque and French Pyrenees.

La Seu d'Urgell's annual festival is the most important social event in La Seu d’Urgell. It is held on the last weekend of August and comprises over 80 activities including: plays and street theatre, concerts by local bands, the traditional Cerdà dance, sports and children's activities, a wide range of exhibitions, the traditional “Correfoc” (fire running) and street gastronomy.

Other notable events:

  • The Spring Festival takes place in April and includes an exhibition of the best examples of the Pyrenean brown cow of the Alt Urgell and Cerdaña regions.
  • The medieval Canónigos market, which takes place in June, includes live music in the streets, theatre and circus performances and displays of medieval trades.
  • The bargains market which is held twice a year. Various retailers in the city offer quality products at very low prices. As well as clothes, shoes, gifts and fashion accessories, there are also food and drink stalls.
  • The Brudieu Music Festival (Joan Brudieu was one of the most distinguished Urgell cathedral composers of the XVI century). It has been running since 1969 and takes place in July and August.