The historic centre of Solsona and the Parc de la Mare de la Font
Streets filled with life
The city of Solsona is the most well-preserved medieval centre in Catalonia. Its narrow streets and porticoed squares will reveal the whole of the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Solsona, Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque; inside it houses the chapel of the Verge del Claustre, a Romanesque carving from the 12th century. Outside of the site, the Episcopal Palace, a prime example of Catalan neoclassicism and the heart of the Museum of Solsona, the Pou de Gel in the doorway of the Pont, the Quarto dels Gegants and the 'comparsa' troop of the 'Fiesta Mayor' (local festival), in Calle de Sant Llorenç.
But the most important elements of the old town of Solsona are its lifestyle and its people. There is a lot of activity and atmosphere on market Fridays and weekends, during the Fiesta Mayor, concerts in the summer, mushroom picking fairs and, above all, the Solsona Carnival, the popular celebration par excellence.
For a walk or a cycle, visit the Mare de la Font park, a natural family space and starting point for signposted routes that will take you to the emblematic Castellvell (a longstanding architectural element on Solsona's skyline) or to the Pont de la Frau, a stone aqueduct hidden in the middle of the forest.