Founded in 1177, the town of Puigcerdá is located at the height of 1.200 meters, on the top of a mountain that looks over the Cerdanya of which it is the capital. It is surrounded by mountains of up to 3.000 meters high and there are more than 10 Catalan, French and Andorran ski resorts in reach within a radio of 50km. Its population of about 8.000 habitants multiplies in summer and winter with visitors who come to enjoy the natural beauty of la Cerdanya, the sports, the shops, the astronomical observation and the wide range of services that honour the region. www.puigcerda.com
Popular festivals, such as the Lago and Roser festivals (the latter being the “Fiesta Mayor” - a major town festival), are the most important of the area and are a great tourist attraction. As well being an important commercial area, the Villa offers other interesting places such as the Lake, the Church Tower, the Sant Domènec Church and Sports Club
Cultural activities in Puigcerda - Girona
Puigcerdà Horse Fair – takes place on the first weekend of November, attracts thousands of visitors each year, and has become one of the most important fairs in the Pyrenees area.
Puigcerda November Fair – this fair in the centre of the town is dedicated to promoting tourism and trade. It runs alongside the horse fair, and promotes its commercial products, crafts and food, with stores and stands trading throughout the town.
Historic monuments in Puigcerda - Girona
Torre del Campanar – built in the 12th century this is the last remains of a parish church that was destroyed in 1936.
Romanic church of Sant Tomàs de Ventajola – is thought was built in 958.
Romanic church of Sant Andreu Vilallobent – this church dates back to the 10th century, and has undergone many restorations.
Convent of St. Dominic - founded in 1291 and the construction finished in the 15th century.
Shopping Puigcerdà - Girona
The main shopping area of Puigcerdà is the square of the Santa Maria Square, and all streets leading off the square.