Puigerda – in the valley of River Segre

Puigerda is one of the biggest towns in the Pyrenees and one of the most visited, not only by tourists but by people from the region as well. This town, situated in the Valley of River Segre, offers a very beautiful natural environment along with a culture full of traditions and peculiarities.

Many of the constructions of the town of Puigerda were destroyed during the Civil War and re built after it. This way, While walking around tourists could observe a similar type and style of constructions, mainly Alpine like, which predominates throughout the entire town and which is explained by the fact that they were built during the same time after the war.

The inhabitants of this region of Spain often visit Puigerda in order to travel to another spot, since this town offers several train lines and bused with many different destinations in a constant basis. This way, this spot can be seen as an interesting destination to explore as well as a departure spot from which to decide which next town to meet.

One of the most interesting moments to visit Puigcerda is during the last weeks of August, when the Festa del Estany is held. The Festa del Estany consits on a variety f activities, such as folkloric dances and music, parades, concerts, and fireworks among others. This is one of the main festivities in the town and the surroundings.

Another good time to visit Puigcerda is in September, when another important festivity is held in this town. This festivity held in September is known as the Festivitat de la Verge de la Sagristia and concentrates an important amount of local people in the main square who usually dance and sing.

There are several ways to meet Puigcerda and its natural beauty. Tourists who enjoy walking could easily reach a variety of beautiful spots, but they also count with the chance of renting a bike or riding a horse, which is a very peculiar and interesting option. This town has a horse back riding club which teaches people hot to ride a horse and offers guided excursions for those adventurous tourists who wish to meet the town in a different way.

Map of Puigerda in Spain