Somrurals offers you the opportunity to enjoy the Solsonés region by reserving rural houses in the area. So that you can fully enjoy it, we are going to tell you everything you should know about this region.
What should we know about Solsones?
Solsonés , Solsonès in Catalan, is a region that belongs to the province of Lleida , however it borders the province of Barcelona. It is located in the northern part of the Pyrenees and its capital is Solsona.
It has an area of approximately 1000 square kilometers and is made up of a total of 15 municipalities , among which are: Solsona (capital), San Lorenzo de Morunys, Olius and Navés.
As for how to get to this unique region, we can do it using different means of transport:
Bus. You can get to Solsonés from different points of the Catalan geography. Buses depart regularly from: Lleida, Barcelona, Andorra, Manresa, etc.
Train. Although the region does not have railway stations, we can reach nearby cities that do have this service, such as Manresa.
Plane. The closest airports are: Lleida-Alguaire (145 kilometers), Barcelona El Prat (150 kilometers) and Reus-Tarragona (170 kilometers).
Car. We can access it from the C-55 road if we start from Manresa and the C-26 if we leave from Berga, Barcelona or La Seu d'Urgell. Solsona, the capital, is located 115 kilometers from Barcelona, 100 kilometers from Lleida, 130 kilometers from Tarragona and 165 kilometers from Girona.
Although it suffers from depopulation problems , it is a unique place since it has wonderful landscapes that are characterized by being very different.
As in the Bergadà region, we have two types of landscapes . On the one hand, a mountainous area that belongs to the Pre-Pyrenees with mountains that reach altitudes of up to 2300 meters. On the other hand, an area of valleys, hills and mountains that belongs to the central Catalan depression .
The 5 towns that you must visit before leaving
Despite the fact that the 15 municipalities that compose it have a singular beauty, we believe that you cannot leave the area without visiting, at least, the following 5:
Solsona (capital). It is the most populated in the entire region. It has countless places to visit. We would like to highlight the following: Solsona Cathedral, since it combines Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque styles; City Walls built in the 14th century; Plaza Mayor formed by the magnificent porches of the city and the Episcopal Palace from the 18th century.
San Lorenzo de Morunys . It is one of the most populated in the area. We highlight the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Lord from the 19th century and the Monastery of San Lorenzo de Morunys, manifested in 1976 as a historical-artistic monument.
Olius . It is in the center of the region and very close to Solsona. We recommend that you visit the following places of interest: Church of San Esteban de Olius of Romanesque origin and located in the center of the municipality and the archaeological site of the town of Sant Esteve d'Olius .
Navés (Navès). Although it belongs to the Solsonés region, the truth is that it borders the Bergadá region. If we had to highlight a place of interest, we would recommend that you visit the Romanesque Church of Santa Magdalena de las Planas. We also like the church of Sant Martí de Tentellatge of Romanesque origin and located in the hamlet of Tentellatge.
Pinós. It is made up of up to five towns. We love both the main street and the church square of Romanesque origin . In addition, you can also visit the Church of Sant Vincenç, the Sanctuary of Santa Maria or the Barranco de la Font de Borràs.
In addition to the above, the following towns also make up this region: Castellar de la Ribera, Pedra y Coma, Lladurs, Molsona, Odén, Pinell, Riner, Clariana de Cardenes, Guixers and Llobera.
What to do during our stay in the Solsones region?
If you have decided to visit this region, we recommend that during your stay in it you do any of the following activities:
Museums. This area has countless museums. We would highlight the following three: Vall de Lord museum in which we can learn about the history of the region, the museum of the rural school of Castellar de la Ribera where they will explain the rural education that was taught in the area during the 20th century and the House Museum of Les Casas de Matamargó where they will show you the self-sufficient houses of the time.
Castles. In the different municipalities we can visit countless castles. We recommend the Castle and Church of Sant Pere de Madrona located in Pinell de Sonsonés, the Castle of Cambrils de Odén and the Castle of Lladurs.
Archaeological sites. We can visit many prehistoric sites that are, for the most part, cemeteries and dolmens. The ones we like the most are: Dolmen de la Vila de Llobera, Necropolis dels Clots del Solà de Castellar de la Ribera and Necropolis of Serrat d'Odén.
Ice pool. This snowfield was used to store the ice that was generated in the Negro river. It was used until the 19th century and we can visit it in Solsona.
Routes. There are countless routes both designed to be done on foot and to be done by car or bicycle. We would like to highlight the 7.7-km Puente de l'Afrau walking route , the 10-kilometer Guixers de Sant Llorenç de Morunys mountain bike route and the Ribera Salada car route that starts from Lladurs and goes to Odén passing through other known municipalities in the area.
Churches and monasteries. In practically all the municipalities we can find churches, hermitages or monasteries of interest. We recommend that you visit the Cathedral of Solsona , the Church of Sant Llorenç de Morunys , the Sanctuary of Pinó s and the Church of Remei de Castellvell d'Olius.
In addition to the above, we can enjoy guided tours, the Pyrenees Zoo, different architectural structures, the room of the giants in Solsona and we can also do wine tourism.
Somrurals is from Solsonès, and you?
Lleida is made up of 12 other regions which are: Alta Ribagorça, Alt Urgell, Pallars Sobirà, Cerdanya, Garrigues, Noguera, Pallars Jussá, Pla d’Urgell, Segarra, Segrià, Urgell and Val d’Aran.