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I have two days off … Let’s travel to the heart of Catalonia


Barcelona lives in September 11 full of cultural and protest events, in a Day marked by the countdown of the referendum on October 1. The most massive act of the day is undoubtedly the mobilization that the National Assembly of Catalonia (ANC), which at the moment fills the Passeig de Gràcia and Carrer Aragó form a gigantic sum symbol (“+”) .

We’re here again! How fast the time goes by, we are going through the third publication (and it’s not the last!)

We wish very heartily that those who have been able to enjoy the Solsona Festival as much as we do!

Now, like every Monday, we are looking forward to the next delivery of these informative blogs. (Many, many thanks for following each Monday!)

This week we will travel, literally to the heart of Catalonia. We will visit the geographic center of our lands, one of the oldest altarpieces in the country and we will discover some gastronomic corners of the area.

And for lovers of hiking and bicycles, we will show you the routes that can be done in the same area. So get your shoes tight, let’s start!

History and culture of the South of the Solsonès

Good morning!

Let’s touch a little history and culture of the Solsonès. We take the car and we will head to the Miracle, towards Lleida about 15 minutes from Solsona.

  • Miracle Sanctuary: The Miracle Sanctuary is a religious center dedicated to the Virgen del Miracle, located in the western part of the Riner municipality, in Solsonès. The complex consists of a church, a chapel, a monastery dedicated to Benedictine Montserrat, several places of reception: cells, Spirituality House and tourist services. It is worth mentioning the two altarpieces it contains: one of the 16th century Renaissance style attributed to Pere Nunyes; and the magnificent baroque altarpiece of the Miracle, from the 18th century and the work of the sculptor Carles Morató and the painter Antoni Bordons.
    • Schedule for guided tours: Every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays you can discover the best kept secrets of the Miracle Sanctuary, such as its baroque altar and sacristy, the cloister of the monastery and the Baath.
    • Price: € 2 per person

Apart from visiting the Sanctuary, we can stroll through the gardens and surroundings, with beautiful landscapes! Do not forget to take a lot of pictures!

After visiting the Sanctuary, take a guided tour, take as much photographs as the camera’s memory allow and rest for a little while in the bar at the sanctuary, we will head to Su, just 7 minutes from the Miracle.

  • Su: it is a town located at the headwaters of the Matamargó stream. It has a nucleus of clustered settlement. Formerly it formed an independent commune until in the middle of the nineteenth century it was integrated into the Riner term. In Su, we can visit the church of Santa Maria, the recotra of Su, the chapel of Miralles and the Collet del Moro.

Since we are sure to have a bit of hunger, we will take this opportunity to eat here in Su, which, like many villages in the region, focuses on homemade cooking, the one from the granny. We recommend the “Forn de Su” in a unique environment, where you will be treated as if you were at your home!

Having eaten and paused the food (if they are dishes like the ones that made by the granny, maybe will will peal until tomorrow …) and with the coolness of the early afternoon, we will take the car again and we will go to Ardèvol, about 10 Minutes of Su, enjoying the landscape as we arrive.

  • Ardèvol: Ardèvol is a village in the municipality of Pinós, in Solsonès, at the foot of the Sierra de Pinós and very close to the geographical center of Catalonia. Formerly it had a castle whose only rectangular watchtower is left. The population, of about 111 inhabitants, lives divided between the nucleus and the dispersed country houses. Only 5 minutes away from Ardebolo, we can visit Dolmen de la Pera, a funerary monument built at the end of the final Neolithic period and used up to the middle bronze that you can not miss!

Do not fall asleep, because now, we will go to one of the most wonderful and essential parts of the route if you come to Solsonès (apart from trying the trumfos, if you do not try the Solsonès trumfos, you will not have been here!), We will travel to Pinós, 10 minutes from where we were now and where we can say that we are at the Geographic Center of Catalonia !.

  • Pinós: Pinós is a municipality in the Solsonès region that is named after one of the five villages that make it up. It is located in the geographical center of Catalonia. It is also part of Alta Segarra.
  • Geographic center of Catalonia: About 200 meters to the west of the sanctuary, at 930.60 meters above sea level, there is a rose of winds on a large block of stone. In addition to indicating the main winds, he drew in the empty spaces between the tips some of the main symbols of Catalan culture.

We will start to get tired, so we will be finalizing our itinerary.

To finish, we will return north to Matamargó about 20 minutes from Pinós.

  • Matamargó: Matamargó is one of the five entities of the town of Pinós in the Solsonès region. There is no urban nucleus. The settlement is dispersed in the farms that make up the entity. In Matamargó, we will be able to visit “Les Casas de Matamatgó”, a farmhouse from the XVI century converted this year into a cultural space, where you can see, through a tour, how the family life of a self-sufficient house in the nineteenth century . The farm was a reference to the region for its ability to manage and produce in itself all the necessary products to survive in a farmhouse away from the main centers, which were those that had the services. To be able to see represented each one of the peculiarities of self-sufficiency, the original spaces have been adapted and restored as exhibition halls, delimiting the tasks that were carried out in each one.

And with that, we will finish our route, which at this time must have been dark …

You can return to Solsona along the road, direction Cardona, taking the C-55, which will take you to Solsona in an open and close eye!

It has been a tiring day, full of visits, culture, history and wonderful landscapes, we deserve a good dinner and a good bed in which to rest, because tomorrow we will rent a bicycle (or just on foot) and enjoy the landscapes that today We could not do with the car.

Good night!!

The south of the region on foot or on two wheels

Since yesterday we made a more cultural and historical route (and by car.), Today we will try to enjoy landscapes, nature and, above all, sports lovers, enjoy cycling or hiking.

We can choose between the following routes, which we will classify by distance.

Hiking routes.

Santuari de Pinós – Ardèvol – Santuari de Pinós

  • Distance: 15.23km
  • Route with beginning and end to Sanctuary of Pinós and that takes us to the Sanctuary of the Miracle. During the tour we can enjoy the landscape, the sources, dolmens, etc.
  • Download the route: Aqui

Sant Just- Miracle – Sant Just

  • Distance: 15.66km
  • Circular route that leaves from San Just de Ardèvol and goes to the Sanctuary of the Miracle.
  • Download the route: Aqui

Solsona – Pinós

  • Distance: 24.88 km
  • This route takes us from the Sanctuary of Pinós following the GR 7 to Solsona, passing through the Sanctuary of Miracle and Brics and vice versa.
  • Download the route: Aqui

Bicycle routes

Route from the Miracle to the Alzina reservoir.

  • Distance: 4.20km
  • This is a linear route with a starting point in the Sanctuary of the Miracle and arrival at the Alzina Reservoir. You can return to the Miracle by undoing your way or go on the signposted route towards Solsona, following the GR 7 marks.
  • Download the route: Aqui

Miracle route to the Riner tower

  • Distance: 5.80km
  • This is a linear route. You can return to the Miracle to undo your way or continue the route signposted to Solsona, following the Black River. If you make the route with BTT, the final stretch of the ascent to the hill where the Riner tower is located, it has a lot of difficulty as much as climbing or descent.
  • Download the route: Aqui

Route from the Miracle to Freixinet

  • Distance: 6.80km
  • This is a linear route and runs through a forest track that was built after the 1998 fire to extract burned wood. You can return to the Miracle Sanctuary undoing your way or continue the route to the Riner Tower, and return by the Miracle route to the Riner Tower.
  • Download the route: Aqui

Remember that there are not only these routes, you can do many more. To check them, log in Solsona Turisme and choose the one you like the most!

Information provided by:                                          Solsona Turisme

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I have two days off … We celebrate the Solsona Festival!

We continue a week longer with the informative blogs to do in Solsona for two days.

This week, we will focus on one of the traditional fiestas of Solsona, the Festa Major.

This holiday will begin on September 7th and will last until September 11th.

Every day that lasts the party is important and there are special events that do not do another day, so we will change the plans we had for this ticket and instead of 2 days, we will take a short tour of the 5 days that the Fiesta Major lasts

A bit of history ...

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The Solsona’s Festa Major is one of the oldest and most traditional times of all the celebrations that are currently held all over the country. This rich and secular festive heritage is in the distance of time, at least since the 14th century.

The origins of the Festa Major de Solsona date back to 1653. Catalonia had suffered the defeat of the Reapers’ War (1640-1652) and, shortly afterwards, the bad harvests that led to the drought. To this, the Plague was added that extended by the country. It was because of the devastating context that, due to an ancestral custom of the solonins -documented since 1657-, the vote was taken to the Virgin of the Cloister.

In 1652, when the doctors no longer had any other remedy to reduce the plague, the town hall consistently asked the Virgin of the Cloister solemnly. According to the chronicles, as of that moment “nothing” was moved, nobody else died, so that the consuls demanded that it be voted on that the day of the Nativity would be organized a procession with the solemnity of the day of Our Lady of August. On the 1st of September the following year, the Virgin Mary of the Patron Saint of Solsona was proclaimed. Here was the feast of Our Lady of the Cloister.

Continue reading and find ideas for the Festa Major de Solsona …

Start of the Festa Major.

We start the morning with the signal that tells us that the Festival has begun, the bell tower of the Cathedral, which will take place at 11.30. Next, at 12, we will go up to the town hall square, where the mayor of Solsona, will give, personally, the beginning of the festival followed by the thug of the trabucaire. Returning to the Plaza Mayor, we will hear the thunderstorms of the Sullivan trabucaires.

It’s time you go out to the street the seal of identity of the town, THE GIANTS! We enjoy the passacarrer, watching the dances of the giants that will go to the sound of the patinfanjàs band of Solsona, that will begin in the place of the city council by the old town.

once the passacarrers are over, it’s time to go to lunch (and of the respective nap, this can never be missed!) and in the afternoon we continue with the party!

From 5 pm and having rested after all the morning following the giants, in the Plaza de San Pedro, we will find the VII contest of musicians in the street.

To continue an afternoon of art and music, we can enjoy three inaugurations that will be held during the afternoon:

  • At 6, in the exhibition hall of the Cellar of Ca l’Aguilar, INAUGURATION of the exhibition “Amalgama and the symbiosis of two worlds”, by Danika Montse Fuentes, from California, and Leonardo Cisternes Mosciatti, from Chile
  • At 7, in the exhibition hall of the former Caixa Penedès (Cal Manel), INAUGURATION of the exhibition “Rostros Mediterrània y Siguiendo las Pases de N’Assem”
  • At 2/4 of 8, in the Sala Gris, INAUGURATION of the exhibition “From painting to photography, from photography to painting”, by Josep Dalmau and Jaume Roure

The evening arrives and with it, the bell tower of the Cathedral announcing the Cant de la Salve, which we can enjoy at 20.45 in the cloister’s chapel, after the descent of the municipal corporation accompanied by the pubilla and the maidens Honor of 2016, the dance of poles and the Patinfanjàs orchestra.

After enjoying the Cant de la Salve, the streets of the old town are lit with teieres and, following them, we will make our way to the patio of the Arrels II school, with the entourage that will also leave the Cathedral, to see the castle of fireworks.

The events of the day are over, but now the acts we like most are coming to the youngsters! The night party! But, eh !, which is not only aimed at young people, also families will be able to enjoy the Habanera concert that will take place at 23:00 in the Plaza de San Juan.

And for the young …

At 1 in the morning, in the Multipurpose Room, CONCERT OF VERSIONS with Band’d’festa, Caipirinhas Rumberus and DJ Sendo.

Sleep and rest well, why this has only begun!

Tomorrow better and better, if it’s possible!

We start the morning with the mass sung at the Cathedral at 9 am to stop breakfast and then we will follow the Sullivan trawlers around the walls of the village, waking up even more, with their features!

At 11.00 we can attend the mass concelebrated by the bishop of Solsona in the Cathedral, not without witnessing, before that, the descent of the municipal corporation accompanied by the town hall, the maidens of honor of 2016, the Patinfanjàs Orchestra, the feudis and the giants of the Festa Major.

Once the mass is over, we will go up to the Plaza Mayor, where we can enjoy the ballets of all the giants, where each one is different and has its charm, you can not see them (the younger ones in the house will love it! !!)

The lunch time is already approaching (ep !, do not neglect the nap!) And because until mid-afternoon there are no more events of the Festa Major (also need to rest the poor giants …) we can make a A little bit of tourism in the streets of the old town, if we have not done it or take a walk to Castellvell and Mare de la Font (you can see it in the previous post: Tinc dos dies lliures… Coneixem Solsona!)

At 6:30 p.m., we will be able to attend the homage of the Virgen del Claustro to the Cathedral and see the ball of the eagle in the Plaza Mayor.

Next, in the same place where we are, the Cobla Juvenil Ciutat de Solsona will dance sardanas.

It is once again dark and for lovers of firecrackers and fireworks the moment has arrived, at 22.00 in the portal of the Castle will start the correfoc accompanied by the Batucada with the following route:

Portal del Castillo
Crossing of San Isidro
Calle de Llobera
St. Peter’s Square
Carrer del Castell
Portal del Camp

For young people, in the Plaza del Camp you can enjoy the concert + youth with the Quinta del Barrio and Dj Malé

Families, this time, can go to the Multipurpose room where at 23.00 you will find the Dance of Festa Major with the Juniors orchestra.

From 9:00 in the morning, we can enjoy the same acts as on Friday, that is, the sung Mass, the circumvallation of the old walls with the trabucaires, the descent of authorities towards the Cathedral, the concelebrated mass and the ballets in the Plaza Mayor.

If you have seen it the previous day, you can take the opportunity to visit the Diocesan and Regional Museum of Solsona, which is located next to the Cathedral, in the Plaza del Obispo. (you can check prices and timetables here: Museu de Solsona,Guests at the Hotel La Freixera can enjoy a 2×1 entrance to the museum!)

From 3:00 pm until evening, the Besamans will take place at the Cathedral in the Cloister’s Mother’s Cathedral. And just after entering to pay tribute to the Virgin Mary, you can stroll through Solsona and find, until 8:00 pm, the painters who make up the XXXVI fast painting contest on Solsona and its surroundings.

If you have already seen and enjoyed all the artists doing paintings by the beautiful Solsona, at 5:30 p.m., you can reach the Multipurpose Room where, the Maravella Orchestra, will play in concert. (attention! Ticket sales will take place an hour before in the box office of the same room.)

For families and the smallest of the house, you can go to the plaza del camp where you will find a family show hosted by the pop music band Pop Xics.

It’s been another day (how fast!) And we get back to the time when youth go out and families rest enjoying either a concert with Marc Anglarill in the Plaza Mayor or the dance from the Festa Major to the Multipurpose Room.

For young people !:

At 1 in the morning, in the Plaza del Campo, CONCIERTO JOVE with Zoo and Xeic!

Throughout the day, sports enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the 23rd Basketball Tournament 3×3 at Plaça del Camp.

But, we start from the beginning, at 10 in the morning we can attend the mass for the deceased. But if the one you love is the bicycle, you can not miss the XXXVIII cyclist climb at La Torregassa, or the starting point will be in front of the Setelsis school (there will be breakfast for everyone!)

The younger children of the house will love to attend the storytellers in the library square after 11:00, where they will be able to enjoy the children’s show Festa Kids! They can not miss it!

For lovers of dancing and the most daring, at 12.00 on the Paseo Pare Claret, there will be a Swing show with live music, do you dare?

We have had a mogudet morning, but that does not end here, it’s a good day, you take strength and you do not need to say what you have to do after eating, because we are waiting for an even more busy afternoon!

At 5:00 pm we will leave the Paseo Pare Claret in the direction of Castellvell with the giant star (I have already told you to do the nap …) and fast because at 17.30 we will extend the star at the tower of the Castellvell and we will attend the talk -debat “October 1, the time of truth”, reading the Manifest of the Correllengua and the song of the Reapers (as a reward for the road made, there will be coca and chocolate for all!)

Rest as much as you can, but as the saying goes: “hurriedly but without pause”, since at 19.30 we can enjoy sardanas again in the Plaza Mayor.

At 21.00 we have an appointment in the Plaza Mayor, where the institutional event of the National Day of Catalonia will be held in Solsona. We can all be part of candle burning in favor of the referendum, and we will enjoy the song of the Reapers.

As every night, for families, at 23:00, in the Multipurpose Room, Festival’s Dance with the Montgrins Orchestra

And for the young:

At 23:00, in Plaça de Sant Pere, concert with the Fugitive group

Today is the day for the smallest of the house, since from 11:00 to 14:00 at the Paseo Pare Claret, at the height of the Culture and Youth Center, you can enjoy inflatable castles! Who was little to be able to enjoy those again!

Information provided by:                                                Solsona Festa Major

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Arrencant motors per la Festa Major

D’aqui una setmana s’inicia la Festa Major de Solsona, coneguem el actes previs a aquesta festivitat.

A només una setmana de l’esperada Festa Major de Solsona, escalfem motors amb els actes previs de la ja esmentada.

Aquests actes és celebraran des d’avui, 1 de Setembre, fins al 6 de Setembre per donar pas a l’inici de la festivitat el dia 7 de Setembre i que durarà fins al 11 de Setembre, Diada de Catalunya.

En aquest post us volem fer arribar el programa d’aquests actes previs perquè, sigueu o no de Solsona, no us perdeu res!

Programa d'actes previs

A les 10 a la plaça de Sant Joan, concert Metamorfosi de les músiques de la Festa Major de Solsona, a càrrec de la Cobla Juvenil Ciutat de Solsona amb la participació extraordinària d’Eduard Gener, LXX Solsonins i Orquestra Patinfanjàs.
Col·laboració: Agrupació de Geganters de Solsona, Arxiu Comarcal del Solsonès, Ajuntament de Solsona i Amics Linyolencs

De 10 a 1, al Castellvell (punt d’inici), VISITA gratuïta al poblat ibèric del Castellvell i, posteriorment, a Sant Miquel de Sorba
Organització: Centre d’Estudis Lacetans

A les 5, a la plaça de Sant Joan, XXXIV TROBADA D’ACORDIONISTES
Organització: Joan Ribera i Ramon Riu
Col·laboració: Ajuntament de Solsona, Consell Comarcal del Solsonès, Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona i Regió7
* En cas de pluja, l’acte es traslladarà a la Sala Polivalent.

A 2/4 de 12, a la plaça de Sant Joan, CONCERT SOLIDARI a càrrec de Judit Neddermann
Organització: SOM (Solsonès Obert al Món)
Patrocini: Ajuntament de Solsona
* En cas de pluja, l’acte es traslladarà al pati gòtic del Consell Comarcal.

A les 8, sortint de la plaça del Camp, XX CAMINADA POPULAR al Vinyet de Solsona. Enguany passa pel turó de Sant Bartomeu en reconeixement a l’excalcalde solsoní Ramon LLumà (Solsona, 1935-2016)
Organització: Ajuntament de Solsona
Col·laboració: Centre Excursionista del Solsonès

A les 10, al camp de tir del Solsonès, TIRADA AL PLAT GENERAL, en la modalitat de 25 plats de color vermell
Organització: Club de Tir del Solsonès

A les 10, a la plaça de la Catedral, sortida de la CURSA SOLIDÀRIA entre Solsona i el Pi de Sant Just Doctortoni.cat Running Festival

A 2/4 d’11, al portal del Castell, MOSTRA DE CULTURA POPULAR, amb plantada de gegants, cercavila pel nucli antic i ballets davant l’Ajuntament
Organització: Gegants del Tros
Col·laboració: Ajuntament de Solsona

A les 5, a 2/4 de 7 i a les 8, a la sala Francesca de Llobera del Consell Comarcal, ESPECTACLE DE MÀGIA de prop per a adults a càrrec del solsoní PERE RAFART, il·lusionista. Entrades gratuïtes amb reserva prèvia. Cal recollir les invitacions a l’OAC de l’Ajuntament (se’n lliuraran un màxim de dues per persona).

A les 7, al Museu Diocesà i Comarcal de Solsona, INAUGURACIÓ de l’exposició “En plein air. Tomàs Boix. La pintura com a passió (1886-1951)”
Organització: Museu Diocesà i Comarcal de Solsona

A 2/4 de 10, a la plaça del Consell Comarcal, ASSAIG GENERAL dels ballets de la Festa Major
Organització: Agrupació de Geganters de Solsona

Informació cedida per:                                              Solsona Turisme

This weekend you can not miss …

If this weekend you are in Solsona and do not know what to do, then we offer you activities and events that are celebrated by the municipality and the region and you can not stop doing it!

THE COMA AND THE PEDRA: THE ROAD OF THE CONTRABAN. (You need to check the program.)

NAVES: DINNINGS TO FRESH + LIVE MUSIC with Carabruta at the Santa Llúcia restaurant – 973486038.

SOLSONA: FOREIGN ESTATES AND SUMMER PROMOTIONS. Let yourself be surprised by the UBIC establishments. More information: www.solsonacomercial.com.

SOLSONA: GUIDED TOUR TO THE HISTORICAL NUCLEI “Solsona Monumental” (in Spanish). At 11 am, from the tourist office – 973482310. GUIDED TOUR TO POU DE GEL at 07:30 p.m. At 9 pm, NIGHT GUIDE VISIT. More information and reservations: 663668184.

CEURÓ (Castellar de la Ribera): ANCIENT MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE PYRENEES. At 7 pm, concert with Lina Tur Bonet & Dani Espasa at the church of Sant Julià. More information: www.femap.cat

THE COMA AND THE PEDRA: THE ROAD OF THE CONTRABAN. (You need to check the program.)

GUIXERS: TR3SORS CYCLE. Culture, heritage and gastronomy of Solsonès. Concert at 8 pm at the hermitage of Sant Serni del Grau. Sale of advance tickets to the Tourism Office of the Solsonès (Bassella Ctra., 1. Solsona) More information: www.turismesolsones.com.

THE QUADRELLS (la Molsosa): GREAT FESTIVAL. At 9 pm, dinner with a free snack and dance.

SANTUARIO DEL MIRACLE (Riner): GUIDED TOUR TO SANTAUARIO DEL MIRACLE at 11 o’clock. Starting point: in front of the restaurant El Miracle and the Town Hall of Riner. Duration: 1h 15min. For more information and reservations for groups: 973480815.

SOLSONA: FOREIGN ESTATES AND SUMMER PROMOTIONS. Let yourself be surprised by the UBIC establishments. More information: www.solsonacomercial.com.

SOLSONA: GUIDED TOUR TO THE HISTORIC NUCLEI “Solsona Monumental”. At 11 am, from the tourist office – 973482310. GUIDED TOUR TO POU DE GEL at 12:30 a.m. and at 7:30 p.m. GUIDED TOUR “TASTA SOLSONA” at 6 pm from the Tourist Office (Bassella Street, 1). TEATRALIZADA VISIT “TRAVEL IN THE TIME: THE HOSPITAL OF LLOBERA AND THE POU DE GEL”, at 7 pm. More information: 6636688184. SUMMER SUMMER FESTIVAL at the Plaça del Càmping El Solsonès (see program). SARDANES with the Cobla Juvenil Ciutat de Solsona at 7 pm on the Paseo del Padre Claret. SUMMER REVETLLA by Jordi Casellas at 23:00 in Plaça del Camp.

CAP DEL PLA (Lladurs): SANT AGUSTÍ FESTIVAL. In the morning, misa and blessing of the bread.

THE QUADRELLS (la Molsosa): GREAT FESTIVAL. Saturday, at 9 pm, dinner with a free snack and dance. Sunday, at 1 pm, Mass at the Chapel of SANTA EULÀLIA, and the traditional ritual of the tortell.

SANTUARIO DEL MIRACLE (Riner): GUIDED TOUR TO SANTAUARIO DEL MIRACLE at 11 o’clock. Starting point: in front of the restaurant El Miracle and the Town Hall of Riner. Duration: 1h 15min. For more information and reservations for groups: 973480815.

SOLSONA: GUIDED TOUR TO THE HISTORIC NUCLEI “Solsona Monumental”. At 11 am, from the tourist office – 973482310. GUIDED TOUR TO POU DE GEL at 12.30 a.m. and at 7:30 p.m.

Information provided by the Tourist Office of the Solsonès.

For more information, visit this link: http://turismesolsones.com/

I have two days off… I’m going to Solsona!

We often have a couple of days a week in which we do not work and dedicate ourselves to taking care of our home, our children, visiting family, shopping, visiting friends …

But … when do we take care of ourselves?

Solsona is an excellent option to disconnect from the big cities, to be in touch with nature and the mountains, to take care of yourself and let yourself relax.

“Yes, Solsona looks very calm, but I’m very active and I do not like to be locked in the Hotel. What do I do? What do I visit?”

Do not you worry! Solsona is a small municipality, but it has many interesting activities to do in the city, but also throughout the region. Want to know what?

From August 28th until the end of September, every Monday you will have new options that you can visit and / or do for two whole days!

Follow our blog every Monday and discover different ways to take advantage of two days in Solsonès!

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Take advantage of the offer of our Hotel to realize any of the plans that we propose to the Blog!

Stay at Hotel La Freixera for two nights and enjoy a 10% discount in any of our rooms from August 28 to September 30.

Will you let this offer escape?

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Guided tours to Solsona

If you visit a town that was unknown to you, the best and the first thing everyone is doing is tourism.

For this reason, we leave below the guided tours of Solsona and the region, the necessary information, where they can reserve and buy tickets and their schedules.

Guided tours in Solsona

Solsona, a giant city.

Visit to the giants of the Festa Major and the Carnival of Solsona, all prepared by the Casserras Workshops. In this visit you will learn how to create a giant, from the first drawings on paper, to the final figure. Finally, you can take the last steps to create a small figure of a giant and take it home!

  • Hours: at 6 pm, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from July 17 to August 30, except July 29

Nocturnal visits.

Discover one of the most important historical episodes of Solsona by the hand of different actors that you will find during the visit of the old town. Ready to travel to the Carlist times?

  • Hours: every Thursday and Friday from July 27 to September 1, at 9 pm (except July 28)

Theatricalized visit

During this visit, you will enjoy a theatrical recreation of the operation of the Llobera hospital and the Pou de Gel de Solsona hospital. Ideal for family audiences.

  • Hours: at 7 pm, every Saturday from July 22 until September 2, except July 29

Tasta Solsona.

During the visit, you will discover the historical center of Solsona and its best kept secrets: the oldest shops in the city, paying special attention to craft and local agri-food products. The visit ends with a tasting of products from the territory.

  • Schedule: at 6 pm. Next sessions: August 26

Solsona Monumental.

Experience the history with a route through the most important points of the medieval old town: Carrer Major and streets, Sant Joan, Sant Isidre, with the fountains and stately homes, and the cathedral with the cloisters. Includes the visit to the Ice Well and the Fourth of the Giants.

  • Times: AUGUST: every Wednesday, Friday (in Spanish), Saturdays, Sundays and August 14 and 15 at 11:00 a.m. August 11 and 14 at 6:30 p.m. REST OF THE YEAR: every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays at 11:00 a.m. Except September 8, 9 and 11, December 25 and 26.

Fourth of the giants

Ideal for families! Do you want to know where the giants of the Festa Major of Solsona live? Come and discover the space where they are stored along with the rest of the improperies.

  • Hours: every Saturday at 5 pm, except February 25, May 13, June 17, 18 and 24, July 8 and July 22 to September 11, 2017

Guided tours in the Solsonès.

San Esteban d’Olius monumental complex.

The visit consists of a historical interpretation of the place, visiting the field of Iberian silos, the church of Sant Esteve d’Olius and its crypt dedicated to Santa Maria. Also included is the visit to the modernist cemetery designed by Bernadí Martorell.

  • Hours: to be specified with the group

Sanctuary of the Miracle.

Discover the best kept secrets of the Miracle Shrine by the hand of its neighbors. The visit includes places such as the Baroque altar and the sacristy, the cloister of the monastery or the bassadoria. Guided tour of the Baroque space optional.

  • Hours: every Saturday, Sundays and holidays at 11:00 a.m.

Sant Pere de Graudescales.

Visit to the hermitage and its surroundings.

  • Hours: to be specified with the group

Sant Pere de Matamargó.

Visit to the Baroque church.

  • Hours: to be specified with the group

Salí of Cambrils.

Welcome to the new, amazing and relaxing experience to load batteries without leaving Catalonia. In Salí you will find one of the few mountain salinas of all of Catalonia. After the renovation, it has 5,200m2 of terraces, 4 mills, wood pipes with salt stalactites and much more! During the visit you will discover a popular center where you learn from a culture that extracts the best of nature. And if you want more, detoxify and remineralize your skin and body thanks to the salt water pool from an underground source with more than 200 million years, and with the same concentration of salt That the Dead Sea of Jordan. Spoil yourself with the energy of the Pyrenees!

  • Hours: Opening: weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. From 24/06 to 17/09 every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guided tours at 11 am and 4 pm

The houses of Matamargó.

Discover the self-sufficient life of a farmhouse in the last century in Les Cases de Matamargó, a farmhouse of the s. XIV turned into House-Museum. It consists of 14 exhibition halls, with a total of 700 square meters, where you can see how social and family life was in a rural context, as well as the various tasks of the field, the machinery used according to each time and its evolution .

  • Hours: 11:30 p.m., first Sunday of each month.

For more information and reservations, contact:

  • reserves@solsonaexperience.com

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What to visit – The Diocesan and Regional Museum of Solsona

The Diocesan and Regional Museum of Solsona contains multidisciplinary historical and artistic heritage collections in the counties that make up the Bishopric of Solsona, from the Neolithic to the 20th century. There are exponents of the most varied artistic techniques, painting, sculpture, goldsmithing, fabrics, ceramics, forging, metalwork, etc …

The Museum’s reservation is located on the upper floor of the building and the patrimonial objects that make up the Museum’s collection are not exposed to the permanent exhibition halls. This other fund has been classified into two major thematic blocks: archeology and art.

The Diocesan and Regional Museum of Solsona originated in 1896, when Bishop Ramon Riu and Cabanes, driven by the desire to safeguard and disseminate the heritage of the bishopric, inaugurated the Musaeum Archaeologicum Dioecesanum de Solsona, becoming one of the The first diocesan museums in Catalonia.

It was then a leading Museum that, like the Episcopal Museum of Vic, began an important task of collecting and preserving objects of sacred art and of liturgical use. Initially, the Museum moved to the building of the old seminary (building of Llobera Hospital, now the headquarters of the Solsonès County Council), together with a classroom of Christian sacred archeology, under the direction Of the Drs. Marià Grandia and Jaume Viladrich. In 1898, Bishop Riu, acquired a public auction collection of salt objects and works of art, from the Salt Museum of Cardona, owned by Mn. Riba and Fígols, who went to the Museum. Mn. Joan Serra i Vilaró gave the final impetus to this institution when he was appointed director by the bishop Lluís Amigó in 1909. He then created the Prehistory section of the Museum, which included thousands of objects from archaeological excavations that he himself performed throughout the Bishopric . It was an enormous task that gave the Diocesan Museum of Solsona a personality of its own and unmatched. This growth led to the transfer of the Museum to the cathedral overlaid. When Serra and Vilaró was called to Tarragona in 1925, Mn. Santamaria took the direction of the Museum until the outbreak of the war in 1936.


During the civil war the revolutionary committee of Solsona, chaired by Francesc Viadiu, took over the Museum and appointed director to Manuel Boixader. The committee intervened directly in the salvation of the Museum and in many of the belongings of the parishes that were transferred to it and occupied the rooms on the first floor of the episcopal palace. Towards the end of the warlike confrontation, a good part of the Museum’s collection went to Geneva by order of the Government of the Republic.

A new phase of the Museum began in 1939 when Dr. Antoni Llorens took over the management and negotiated the recovery of property. At the same time, he incorporated new works that increased the collection and allowed the inauguration of the renovated Museum on September 8, 1944, with exhibition halls on the first floor of the Episcopal Palace and on the cloisters. Dr. Llorens remained at the head of the Museum until 1977, when he assumed responsibility Mn. Antoni Bach. Over the years without a renovation of the halls and the lack of economic resources, it forced the Museum to be closed temporarily at the end of the seventies.


Ancient World – Roman World

Most of the ancient world’s objects come from the Roman site of Cal Sotaterra (Solsona) and from the ceramic workshop of Pla d’Abella (Navès, El Solsonès). In Cal Sotaterra, objects of ceramics and glass, small objects of bone and metal, and personal ornament are exhibited. Abella’s workshop shows an interesting selection of molds and ceramic containers, from the technique called terra sigillata. Also exhibited, from other deposits, fragments of pictorial mural decoration, an amphora vineyard imported from Italy, funerary areas and a tombstone.

Middle Ages


The Museum retains some important works that correspond to this stage. Specifically an altar now, from the church of Sant Salvador de la Vedella, two fragments of mural painting, the Orant and the Knight, from Sant Quirze de Pedret, and a bottle of perfumes, reaprofitted as a lipsanoteca, From the same church.


The exhibition of the Romanesque exhibits works of religious themes and liturgical use and structural elements of the former Cloister and Cathedral of Solsona, and other churches in the diocese. It emphasizes the volumetric reproduction of the central nave of St. Quirze de Pedret, where one of the most important pre-Romanesque and Romantic mural paintings of our country (s. X-XII) is exhibited.


Gothic art exhibits different paintings and painting paintings on the table. As well as a wide variety of sculptural elements, mostly stone and wood, and various objects of liturgical use (13th-15th centuries).

Modern age


Of the sixteenth century there are four altarpiece fragments, corresponding to two altarpieces different from the same author, the Master of Dormition of Solsona; An icon of Crete, processional crosses and busts-reliquaries.


From the 17th century, the altarpiece of Sant Martí de Riner stands out; The polychrome pharmacy cabinet and the mortar, from the pharmacy Pallarès de Solsona, as well as other elements of religious and profane themes (glass, ceramics, altarpiece fragments …). As for the eighteenth century, objects of furniture, ceramics, glass and oil paintings on cloth are shown.

Temporal exposition


The last traveling exhibition assembly at the Archeology Museum of Catalonia arrives at Solsona, through Arqueoxarxa and the Diputació de Barcelona. The exhibition “Bones: A trip to the medieval era by the hand of physical anthropology” brings us closer to the living conditions of the Catalan populations between the 8th and 15th centuries through the study of the remains of ” Skeletons located in archaeological sites mainly in central Catalonia.


Individual ticket: € 4

Admission reduced by groups (Starting from 10 people): € 2

Reduced admission for retirees, unemployed, young people between 16 and 18 years of age, student card, young card, large or single parent family card: € 2

Free admission for children under 16, members of the ICOM and the Association of Museologists of Catalonia, teachers.

Open day on May 18 (International Museum Day), on September 9 (Festival of Solsona) and on 16, 17 and 18 September (European Heritage Days).


Winter: (15 December to 15 March)

Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays and holidays (except Mondays) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Summer: (March 16 to December 14)

From Wednesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 06:30 p.m.
Sundays and holidays (except Mondays) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

July and August open on Tuesdays.
Concerted visits, any day outside Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Museum will be closed on January 1 (New Year’s Eve) and January 6 (Kings) and on December 25 (Christmas) and December 26 (St. Esteve).
The Museum will be closed every Monday, holidays included.
Ticket sales up to half an hour before closing.

Guided tours

The guided visit to the Museu D. and C. de Solsona allows to know all the details of the permanent exhibition, from prehistory to modern times, by the hand of the museum’s technicians. The visit can be adapted to the available time and interest of the visitors.

You must make a previous booking by filling out the form.

Approximate duration: 1 hr.

Price guided tours:

– More than 10 people: € 2 from the museum entrance + € 2 for a guided tour
– Less than 10 people: € 4 from the museum entrance + € 2 for a guided tour