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Winter offers at Hotel La Freixera!

… still no plans for these winter months …?

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Take advantage of this offer and go skiing at the Port del Comte ski resort.

More info and prices at: Port del Comte

Hotel La Freixera, c. House of the XIV century
Surround yourself with a magical atmosphere in our unique rooms

If staying at home it is not an option for you and you want to enjoy the mountains and the snow, take a look at what we offer…

come visit us!
Take advantage of our 3×2 STAR OFFER!

Stay at one of our fantastic double SUPERIOR or double SPECIAL rooms for three nights and pay for two!

Will you let this great offer escape !?

* Offer valid Sunday to Thursday, direct reservations by phone or email.

Winter offers at the Hotel La Freixera!

… Still without plans for these winter months? …

Hotel La Freixera, c. House of the XIV century
Surround yourself with a magical atmosphere in our unique rooms

Staying at home is not an option! Go skiing and enjoy the snow and winter with us and check out what we offer …

come visit us!
Take advantage of our STAR OFFER with a 20% discount!

Stay at one of our fantastic double SUPERIOR or SPECIAL rooms for two nights and enjoy an exceptional discount!

Will this great offer escape !?

* Offer valid from Sunday to Thursday, direct reservations by phone or email.

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Take advantage of this offer and go skiing at the Port del Comte station.

More info and prices at: Port del Comte

It’s snowy time!

It's time to enjoy the snow and winter sports ... Come to sleep with us and escape to the snow!

We are in full snow, cold, winter …

And what is the best that can be done these days? Going to enjoy in the mountains!

Getting to Solsona is one of the best options when it comes to all this … If you are looking for relaxation, you can enjoy the tranquility that the old town offers, with different gastronomic offers, guided tours, medieval history, tradition … .

And if you are looking to enjoy the winter and all that it takes, only 40 km away you have the ski resort of the port of the account where you can enjoy many activities.

For more information visit: http://www.portdelcomte.net/index.php/ca/inici-hivern.html

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Take advantage and stay at the Hotel La Freixera and take advantage of the unsurpassed prices we have in 2018!

Standard rooms from € 104 / night! *
Superior rooms from € 119 / night! *
Special rooms from € 139 / night! *
* Prices from Sunday to Thursday

Stay sleeping with us!

Pre-Christmas Offer!

Unique and full of charm ... ideals to disconnect, enjoy, relax ...

Choose between our DOUBLE SPECIAL ROOMS WITH GARDEN, FIREPLACE or BATHROOM and enjoy exceptional prices of € 135.00 / night with FREE breakfast made with typical products from the region.

Offer between the 17th and 21st of December, two people (AD), DIRECT reservations or our WEBSITE. Contact us by phone 973.48.42.62 or by email info@lafreixera.com

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Pont de la Puríssima offer.

Unique and full of charm ... ideals to disconnect, enjoy, relax ...

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Choose between our ROOMS DOUBLE STANDARD, DOBLE SUPERIOR or DOUBLE SPECIAL WITH GARDEN and enjoy 3 nights with a discount of up to € 30 in your stay with FREE breakfast made with typical products from the region.

Minimum stay of 3 nights between 03 and 06 of December, two people (AD), only DIRECT reservations. Contact us by phone 973.48.42.62 or by email info@lafreixera.com

Beam heads – The wooden sentries of Solsona

We invite you to discover the history of beam heads, the wooden sentries that watch over from the roofs of the houses of Solsona.

Strolling through the solemn old town, we realize that splayed eyes spit on us from the heights, most of them are characters with grotesque faces. We propose you a route to locate them in less than an hour.

Beam heads are carved, large-sized faces, which are part of the structural beams that support the roofs and decorate the lateral end of the beam in some historic Solonin houses. In some cases, the ceiling beams of balconies or tribunes culminate. The façade of the houses has been a rejection of the idiosyncrasy of its inhabitants.

The appearance of the balcony as a substitute for the orchestra showed the desire to occupy the urban space and reflects the social position in a population of estates. Thus, the appearance of sculpted beam heads can be attributed to a desire to ostentate families. The oldest ones are found on the porches of Ca l’Aguilar, in the Plaza Mayor (dating from the 15th century). Later (1756) are the baroque elements of the house of the Morató sculptor’s estate (where the library is currently located).

Citizens’ sensitivity to the preservation of heritage led to the twentieth century the beautification of facades, adapting beam heads as a constructive visual solution to the houses that were reformed. Most of it is the work of the sculptor Manel Casserras i Boix (1929-1996), best known as a giant artist and author of a large part of the giants of Catalonia. Beam heads have been a distinctive element of the popular Solonin architecture, of uncertain origins.

Popular rumorology says that they aimed to scare evil spirits. Why, if not, would these faces be scary? This itinerary through the historic center makes up about twenty points.

On the right, you can see the beam head we have at Hotel la Freixera. We invite you to come and see him personally!

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Below we show you the itinerary you can do to find all beam heads, will you be able to find them all?

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Itinerary:

  1. Start of the route. Just before entering the bridge portal we can see it again.
  2. We find a trio of guardians.
  3. We enter the Museum D.C., where at the entrance there is an 18th century head, formerly located on the roof of the cathedral.
  4. In the Plaza Mayor, under the arcades of Ca l’Aguilar, there are the oldest ones in Solsona (15th century).
  5. Here we can see five.
  6. In the house of August Font, a native architect of Solsona and the author of the chamber of the Cloister and the dome of the cathedral of Barcelona, there is a noble and serene look, carved in accordance with classical canons.
  7. You have to leave the portal and look up: will it be a king?
  8. One of the three heads reminds us of one of the crazy giants of Carnival. Do you know what?
  9. We face some jewels of the Baroque, surely built by the same sculptor Carles Morató in 1756 – author of the colossal altarpiece of the sanctuary of the Miracle -, which denote a great sculptural mastery. Restored in 2011, they have markedly baroque formal features: caricatured shapes and with a tendency to grotesque, realistic details, such as the curls of beards or whiskers, the teeth, the neck of the time …
  10. Below the bell tower there are three small dimensions.

11. We stop at the studio where the artist Mayra D’Amore has painted some of the solomon beam heads. Open Saturdays in the afternoon and Sundays in the morning (for more information: 617 443 330).

12 and 13. Tremendously grotesque, with mouth, nose and disproportionate ears, there are beam heads that guard the most emblematic place of Solsona. In the center, there is the Major, gothic fountain, with gargoyles and stone lions.

14. Before leaving the square, we find another baroque, probably from the time of construction of the house, but it is from 1876 or 1860? how slow are we doing?

15. These are the most recent, of the 21st century. Curiously, one of them is the only polychrome specimen in Solsona.

16. Now we have the opportunity to see them closely and appreciate the details.

17. Here we look at it behind the glass of the hotel La Freixera, taken from the cover of the house located on Carrer de la Regata, no. 3. Its appearance is attributed to the Baroque.

18. Next to the other we observe three more.

19. About to complete the route, we appreciate here four more.

20. And finally, animal forms that honor the name of the street.

We hope you like the route.

For more information, go through the Tourist Office or visit its website: www.solsonaturisme.com

10th Fair of the Mushroom and the Boletaire de Solsona

Once again, Solsona celebrates the mushroom fair and the boletaire, the most awaited fair of October.

Despite the expectations that have left us a hot summer, which still lasts and the few rains that should have already begun in August, from the Solsonès Regional Council, they will be launching the 10th Boletus Fair and the boletaire of Solsona.

This fair, will be held on October 21 and 22 and despite the few mushrooms that have been found this year, apart from promoting the gastronomic sector around the mushroom, want to promote greater awareness in respect to forests and natural environment.

Next, we leave the program of the fair for days and all the activities that you can enjoy during these two days.

Mushroom lovers, we look forward to Solsona!

18 h
Cooking workshop with mushrooms and wine pairing by Laia Coma and Roger Vilaginés, from the restaurant Mare de la Font de Solsona.

Price: € 10. Limited places Prior registration must be made by phone at 973 48 16 44 (8 am to 3 pm) or by mail to servicios@ctfc.es

Organized by: Forest Technology Center of Catalonia
It collaborates: Diputació de Lleida
Place: CTFC Building of the Seminary

21.30 h
Dinner: The mushroom kitchen

In charge of the Hostal restaurant Crisami, Restaurante el Miracle and the Hotel Restaurant Can Puig

Price: 20 euros per person. Limited places, you must sign up at the Tourism Office of the Solsonès (Ctra de Bassella, 1 – 973 48 23 10)

Organized by: Guild of Hosatleria del Solsonès
He collaborates: Wine, Cava Vilarnau, Aigua Font Vella and Cafès Gener
Location: Gòtic courtyard of the Solsonès County Council

8.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mycological outbreak in the Monegal farm (mycological route)
For registration: servicios@ctfc.es
Organized by: CTFC and Grup de Natura del Solsonès
Place of departure: Plaça del Camp. Reagrupation at 9:15 p.m. at the Tourist Information Point of Sant Llorenç de Morunys. It will be returned at 2 pm (approx.)

From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Market of mushroom and craft products of the region
Place: Plaza Mayor

Sale of crafts and demonstrations of arts and crafts
Place: Church Square and San Miguel Street

11 h
Workshop of mushrooms with wool: we will combine crochet techniques, felt and some other surprise! Adapted for all ages. Approximate duration of 60 minutes.
Price: € 8 the small and € 10 the big
Organized by: Hands and sleeves
Place: c. Castell, 48

17 h
Opening of the mushroom exhibition collected by the Solsonès Nature Group
Organized by: Nature Group of Solsonès, Societat Catalana de Micologia and CTFC
Place: entrance of the town hall of Solsona

Workshop of mushrooms with wool: we will combine crochet techniques, felt and some other surprise! Adapted for all ages. Approximate duration of 60 minutes.
Price: € 8 the small and € 10 the big
Organized by: Hands and sleeves
Place: c. Castell, 48

Mushroom preserve workshop by Oriol Pallarès
Limited places Pre-enrollment must be made by phone at 973 48 16 44 (from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or by mail to servicios@ctfc.es

Organized by: Forest Technology Center of Catalonia, Leader Consortium, Gustum, DARP and FEADER
Venue: Sala Francesca de Llobera of the Consell Comarcal del Solsonès

18 h
Children’s workshop: Salt explorers: simple experiments to get to know white gold
Organized by: Cardona Historic Foundation and Cardona Town Council
Place: main square

7pm
Tasting presentation of the 13th Gastronomic Days of Autumn of Solsonès

Price: ticket 6 euros, includes 2 tastets plus glass of wine

Organized by: Gremi d’Hostaleria del Solsonès
It collaborates: It goes from wine, Cava Vilarnau and Aigua Font Vella
Place: Plaza Mayor

10 am to 2 pm
Market of mushroom and craft products of the region
Place: Plaza Mayor

Sale of crafts and demonstrations of arts and crafts
Place: Church Square and Calle de San Miguel

Autumn gathering of collectors of cava plates
Organized by: ACP from Solsonès
Place: hot valley

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Guided visits to the mushroom exhibition and workshops for boys and girls
Organized by: Nature Group of Solsonès and Societat Catalana de Micologia
Place: entrance of the Town Hall of Solsona

From 12 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tasting by La Gatera

Price: € 3.50 (lid + glass of wine)

Organized by: La Gatera
Place: Plaza Mayor

13 h
Award ceremony of the Fair Contests
Place: Plaza Mayor

Prize draw of the contest Let’s search for mushrooms with the UBIC

Exhibitions:
Exhibition of the contest of mushroom drawings realized by students of the schools of the region.
Venue: Sala Francesca de Llobera of the Consell Comarcal del Solsonès

Exhibition of mushrooms collected by the Solsonès Nature Group with guided tours with informative material by the Catalan Society of Mycology and small competition to identify some mushrooms seen in the exhibition.
Place: entrance of the town hall of Solsona.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday also from 2 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Competitions of the Fair:

-10th edition of the biggest mushroom
-10th edition of the most original mushroom

Conditions: you must bring the items to the store the Dragon (Main Square) before Sunday at 12 o’clock

-7th edition of the contest for who brings more species of mushrooms identified
Conditions: you must bring the specimens at the entrance of the Town Hall of Solsona (exhibition of mushrooms) before Sunday at 12 o’clock

13th Gastronomic Days of Autumn

Until 12 November, the establishments of the Gremi d’Hostaleria del Solsonès offer you the best marasque tapas with the best wines and original autumn menus. Participate in the contest and earn a meal or dinner for two people in a restaurant in the region.

Organized by:
Consell Comarcal del Solsonès i Solsonès Fairs

Information ceded by:                www.firadesolsona.com 

We wait for you!

Autumn has arrived in Solsonès.

Autumn has come to Solsonès and with it, some rains, a little cold and the first mushrooms.

In autumn, it’s raining time, it’s time to start removing the coat from the closet and changing the summer quilt for the winter.

The evergreens with deciduous leaf begin to notice the change of temperature and drop the yellowish and brown leaves that form a large sound carpet as they pass over them.

The first mushrooms appears and all those daring mushroom seekers, which in summer put their hands on their heads because of the heat they were doing, they found the first nightingales and vines, which, well hidden, tried not to be hunted.

The cold, the coats and the scarves return. Returns a plate of warm soup for dinner and that hot shower so relaxing before going to sleep. We begin to see chestnuts that bathe the ground under the chestnut trees, and of course, this indicates that we will soon see the chestnut cookers with their flame fire, hot chestnuts that we will eat at ease while paper-lined with newspapers and magazines warms us hands

And last but not least, the panellets will soon return! The round pastries of sugar, almonds and pine nuts that everybody makes at home and that causes the mouth to turn us water only to feel the smell.

In addition to all the things that come back after the summer leaves in autumn, in Solsonès, there are some fairs and events. Do you want to know what? Well keep reading!

Mushroom Fair.

  • On October 21 and 22, we meet as every year in the Plaza Mayor and the surroundings of Solsona to welcome all the mushroom seekers in the area. In addition to the sale of mushrooms, this autumn fair presents a multitude of attractions for the family audience. The market stands for artisanal products, demonstrations of antique trades, a gathering of collectors of cava plates, exhibitions and visits.
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Fair of the eggs of the mare and farmer’s market.

  • On October 28 and 29 we meet in Sant Llorenç de Morunys to celebrate this fair that revolves around the legend of “Three wise men”. And the contest of giant pumpkins takes place, according to the legend called “eggs of mare”
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Market of the trumfo and the salt of Odèn.

  • On November 19 we have an appointment at Odèn, at the top of the region to attend the Trumfo Market and Sal d’Odèn, where the local producers of trumps participate. Tasting trips are also made and local craft products are found. In addition, you can visit Salí de Cambrils and discover how they made salt in the past.
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Wunderlich Motorrad Day

If you are passionate about motorcycles, if you love to make routes with your two-wheeled vehicle and everything that has to do with motorcycles, you can not miss the Wunderlich Motorrad Day

From Bassella Experiences, on October 21 you can enjoy the Wunderlich Motorrad Day a day in which motorcycles are the protagonists and in which your pilots can enjoy routes, museums and many more activities!

Find out more!

Wunderlich Motorrad Day

Come and enjoy an event created for users and lovers of all kinds of motorcycles, such as trail, touring, racing, mountain biking, etc. And choose if you want to take a 100% asphalt route, or dare with a mixed route that we have prepared for you in the Lleida Pyrenees.

Although the routes are the main element of the event and we will take part in the day, we have also prepared many other activities to spend the day, as well as an off road course, ideal to develop your skills Hidden on the ground with mixed tires or asphalt so that in the future you can enjoy the full potential of your motorcycle.

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Activities and schedules

  • Routes – on road or well off road: You choose. A 4h route through the Lleida Pyrenees that will surprise you with the bike you want! If you want to make the route off road, you will need a suitable tire or good driving skills out of the asphalt!
  • Wunderlich Product Exhibition: Because you experiment first and foremost with the quality and uniqueness of the products created by this German brand.
  • Piloting Course: Ideal for treating your abilities on land and with mixed tires or asphalt and to help you enjoy the full potential of your motorcycle in the future.
  • Restoration service: Open throughout the day. From early morning until dinner time (Lunch included in the price of the registration)
  • Special program for female companions: If you come with your partner and want to make the route alone, or while attending the pilots course, we have prepared fun activities for women. Surely they will want to repeat!
  • Bassella Motorcycle Museum: With the price of the registration there included the free entrance to the Bassella Motorcycle Museum. You can not miss it!
  • Draw of gifts: At the end of the day, we will raffle numerous products of the Wunderlich brand
  • Friday, October 20, 2017
    Optional arrival to Bassella (from 3:00 p.m.)
    Opening of the camping area (3pm)
    Open registrations to the Bassella Motorcycle Museum (3pm – 10pm)
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    Open registrations to the Bassella Motorcycle Museum (8.00 – 10.00)
    Free x route outing (GPS) from 9 AM
    Departure guided tour tomorrow 10AM
    Start Piloting Course (morning shift) 10.30am
    Start activity for female companions (11.00 – 13.00)
    Arrival planned routes 13:00 to 14:00
    Final morning piloting course 13.00

Lunch from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Start free x route (GPS) from 1 pm
Home guided tour takes 14.00
Home piloting course (afternoon turn) 15.00
Start activity for female companions (3:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Arrival scheduled routes (5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Final course piloting afternoon 17.30
Drawings and awards ceremony 18.00
End of event 17.00

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From La Freixera hotel, we offer a 10% discount for all those enrolled in the Wunderlich Motorrad Day in a double room and with breakfast included with local products in the area.

If you wish to book, you only need to contact the organizers of the event or by phone with us indicating that you are registered.

Will you miss it !?

Information ceded by: Bassella Experience

If you need more information, reservations, inscriptions, download the flyer … do not hesitate to contact them on the same website.