El Castell de Ciutat        


 Ctra. N-260 Km. 229 25700 La Seu d´Urgell − Spain

LIVE A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN A BEAUTY ENVIRONMENT

Spend the night in a room with views, an exceptional dinner with refined cuisine that will awaken your palate, an aromatherapy session in our spa... The team at El Castell will do everything possible to give you a unique experience.

Lying in the heart of the Pyrenees, just a few minutes drive from Andorra and next to a beautiful natural area, is El Castell de Ciutat, a stunning mountain lodge at the foot of a 16th century fortress.

Our hotel is located in the historic city of La Seu d'Urgell and its large windows mean guests can enjoy stunning mountain views. The hotel is noted for the warm welcome it offers, together with fine dining and a top quality Wellness zone, with a wide variety of beauty treatments, outdoor and heated indoor pool, gym, sauna and Turkish bath and jacuzzi.

El Castell de Ciutat

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A GREAT DESTINATION FOR LOVERS OF NATURE, GASTRONOMY AND ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS

El Castell de Ciutat is a charming hotel surrounded by beautiful trees and gardens. Perched on a hill at the foot of a medieval fortress, the hotel offers magnificent views of the historical city of La Seu d'Urgell and of the Cadí-Moixeró natural park from all its rooms and dining areas.

Its bright and comfortable rooms have stunning views. From the ceiling in wood of pine until the chimney of stone, each detail tells a story

Part of the Relais & Châteaux group, El Castell de Ciutat is run by the Tàpies family. Together with their team, they ensure that their guests enjoy a warm reception, impeccable service and fine dining. This is only possible thanks to the love and dedication of four generations of hoteliers.

THE WINE CELLAR

AN EXCLUSIVE SELECTION OF WINES TO TASTE

With more than 650 different labels and 15,000 bottles, the hotel cellar has the reputation of being one of the finest in Catalonia. Our sommelier will be happy to advise you and recommend the best wines to accompany the dishes you have chosen.

Our wine cellar stores some of the finest wines in the world, from some of the most iconic wineries:

Red, Vega Sicilia «Único» Gran Reserva 1975, Romanée-Conti Grand Cru 1994, Château Petrus 2002.

White, Albariño Gran Veigadares 2006, Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru 1999, Château D’yquem 1989.

Champagne, Dom Perignon Oenothèque Vintage 1962. Cava Gramona de Sant Sadurní d’Anoia

Rooms & Suites

COMFORTABLE AND BRIGHT ROOMS WITH SPLENDID VIEWS OF THE MOUNTAINS AND LA SEU D'URGELL

El Castell de Ciutat's large rooms are comfy and bright with spectacular views of the mountains and La Seu d'Urgell. You'll find all kinds of luxury features including a fireplace, a private terrace and a jacuzzi.

ATTIC ROOM
RUSTIC-STYLE ROOM WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Located on the first floor and overlooking the valley of the Urgellet, these rustic-style rooms have a special charm due to their slanted wooden ceilings and dorme windows. They are decorated in a typical mountain style and are warm and welcoming. All this plus magnificent mountain views.

SUPERIOR ROOM WITH PRIVATE TERRACE
ROOMS WITH PRIVATE TERRACE AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS

With large windows opening onto the vally, Seu d'Urgell and the nature park, these rooms with private terrace and mountain views are furnished in noble woods. The hardwood furnishings give this room a special charm that makes it ideal for longer stays.

JUNIOR SUITE
LIVING ROOM SUITE WITH PRIVATE TERRACE

Comfortable and spacious, these classically furnished suites feature a large bedroom, a living room and a dressing room. Find the atmosphere of an elegant suite with terrace and stunning views.

CASTLE COUNTY SUITE
ROOM WITH FIREPLACE, PRIVATE TERRACE AND JACUZZI

Located in the Medieval Fortress, 300 meters from the main hotel building, this suite has a unique identity. With its large four-poster bed, stone fireplace and antique furniture, it is a space dedicated to calm and comfort. It is worth mentioning its large bathroom with double jacuzzi and spectacular private terrace with views of the Cadi mountain.

Wellness & Relaxation

A UNIQUE WELLNESS AREA OVERLOOKING THE MOUNTAINS

The wellness space of El Castell de Ciutat is a beautiful area with mountain views and plenty of modern facilities dedicated to fitness, aesthetics and relaxation.

Run by a professional team, you can enjoy luxurious and unique treatments such as hydro massage with essential oils, an ice bath and even the "chocolate and fruit" ritual. Here, in the heart of nature, your senses awaken to an infinite softness.

FACILITIES

Our wellness area includes an heated indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a fitness room, sauna, steam room, beauty salon, footbath, 4 beauty cabins, a chromatherapy room and a relaxation area.

The hotel offers several ways to work out in our facilities.

Equipped with an extensive collection of Technogym equipmen, it is freely available to everybody. Our trainer can recommend you additional exercises.

The hotel's surrounding countryside has numerous paths and trails for carrying out sports and activities such as jogging or Nordic Walking.

MASSAGES, BODY TREATMENTS AND FACIAL TREATMENTS

Our "Wellness" has four treatment cabins for massages, body treatments and facial treatments. We also have a hydrotherapy tub and a footbath. Our therapists are on hand to inform and advise you on all the treatments we offer and which would be the best for you.

Meetings & Events

VENUES FOR PRIVATE AND CORPORATE EVENTS

The function rooms and gardens at Hotel El Castell de Ciutat are an ideal setting for social events, business meetings, private parties, gala dinners and banquets.

NOTHING BEATS A GOOD FAMILY GET-TOGETHER OR CELEBRATION WITH FRIENDS

We understand that these occasions should be unique, which is why we offer an exceptional location for such events: a medieval castle located in the centre of the Urgellet valley.

With fairytale landscapes, its large ivy covered doorway that changes colour depending on the season, majestic gardens in the old parade ground, and magnificent views of the Sierra del Cadí and the Urgellet valley, the Fortress of El Castell de Ciutat - Relais & Châteaux is an ideal venue for large celebrations.

What strikes you on entering the hotel is the elegance and majesticness of the stone walls, the clay tile floors and the stunning vaulted ceilings. Its main hall with its 7-metre high ceilings is ideal for banquets, anniversary celebrations, christenings or communions.

We offer a complete event planning service, from managing the invitations through to the catering. With our great attention to detail, we can advise you on every aspect of your event, ensuring the perfect day for every client and occasion.

Facilities

The different zones offered by the Fortress of El Castell de Ciutat - Relais & Châteaux allow for all types of event to be organized, adapting to our clients' needs.

BUSINESS MEETINGS & CORPORATE EVENTS

TEAM BUILDING, GROUP ACTIVITIES AND BUSINESS MEETINGS IN AN INTIMATE AND PEACEFUL SETTING SURROUNDED BY NATURE

We've been providing a dedicated and professional corporate event planning service for over 25 years. We aim to create memorable experiences.

The location, privacy, and the outdoor activities that can be carried out in the surroundings all make El Castell de Ciutat - Relais & Châteaux an ideal place for planning any kind of corporate event, work meeting or incentive. All rooms and zones can be adapted to your ideas and requirements, depending on the size of the group.

The large gardens allow for both small and large events to be held, from a barbecue to a concert.

We have a young, professional and talented team of chefs. A team with wide-ranging experience. We pay great attention to detail and can advise on everything to ensure the perfect event for each individual client

SERVICES

Breakfasts
Coffee breaks
Lunches
Cocktails
Dinners
Activities*

*We organise outdoor activities, such as snow sports in the winter months (cross-country or alpine skiing), and year round excursions in 4x4s, hikes, paragliding, rafting, hot air ballooning, horse riding, cookery classes, yoga, or pilates...

AN INCREDIBLE CASTLE FOR WEDDINGS

CELEBRATE YOUR WEDDING IN OUR CASTLE, WHERE ELEGANCE AND NATURE COME TOGETHER

Who hasn't dreamt of getting married in a medieval castle?

With its medieval nooks and green areas, El Castell de Ciutat is perfect for enjoying an extraordinary wedding banquet.

The combination of elegant vaulted halls and enchanting gardens make El Castell de Ciutat an ideal setting for intimate weddings with 30 guests, large weddings seating 350 people or a cocktail event for 500.

We offer a wide range of appetizers, main courses, pre-desserts and desserts, as well as a dozen different types of wedding cakes. The bride and groom can enjoy their wedding meal tasting free of charge as well as a night in the medieval fortress's Suite Condal.

For those with special requests, we will be more than happy to offer a tailor-made budget to meet your needs.

WEDDING SERVICES

  • General event planning and production
  • Civil ceremonies
  • Floral consultancy
  • Music consultancy
  • Photography and video consultancy
  • Organising activities
  • Decoration
  • Catering consultancy
  • Cocktail consultancy

For over 20 years we have been organising large events, looking to surprise our clients, meet their expectations and create memorable experiences.

City & Attractions

PYRENEES

El Castell de Ciutat is located in the heart of the Pyrenees, a few minutes away from the historic city of La Seu d’Urgell and with views of the Urgellet Valley. It is the perfect destination for discovering one of Catalonia's most iconic mountain ranges, the Sierra del Cadí, as well as enjoying traditional food from the Alt Urgell Region.

Discover a unique natural area, with its many cultural delights and an unbeatable location for doing outdoor activities with the mountains as your backdrop.

AIGÜESTORTES NATURAL PARK

Located in the heart of the Pyrenees, 65 km from Castell de Ciutat, this park is the best sample of Catalan high Pyrenees. Unique for the majesty of its landscape and the richness of the flora and fauna, the park is covered with fir tree and black pine forests. Nearly 200 high mountain lakes deserve it with water. Some of the species that find shelter in this park are chamois, grouses, marmots and the mythical osprey.

The best excursions to get to know the park are the walks called "Cami dels Enamorats", the "Rock of Cremada", the "Estany Llong", the walk along the Sant Maurici lake starting at the gazer of Amitges.

In Aigüestortes National Park you can admire glacier phenomenas like the U shaped valleys and lakes. The landscape includes alpine meadows and some of the peaks neraly reach an altidudeof 3,000 meters.

ALT PIRINEU NATURAL PARK

The High Pyrenees Natural Park is the largest nature park of Catalonia and located a few kilometers north of the hotel. He spreads his territory over two counties: the Pallars Sobià and the Alt Urgell. This park includes the highest peaks of Catalonia.

The park is a paradise for hikers. The complicated terrain, extension, landscape diversity and the variety of existing altitudes gives way to a wide sample of geological structures, ecosystems, habitats, vegetables communities and different animal species.

Another of the main values ​​of this area is its extensive archaeological and architectural heritage, mainly related to the Romanesque art.

ANDORRA

The Principality of Andorra is a small independent country located in the Pyrenees between Spain and France. The Principality, located 15 minutes from our hotel, is surrounded by high mountains with a lot of snow in winter and nicely tempered sunny weather throughout the rest of the year, thanks to its Mediterranean orientation. Only 468 km2 make up the country, although it would be hard to imagine a greater concentration of attractions.

Andorra has endless leisure activities and entertainment for all ages. It has an extensive range of cultural and sporting offers. It is also a paradise for those who enjoy shopping.

CADÍ MOIXERÓ NATURAL PARK

The nature park of the Cadi-Moixeró, located just minutes from El Castell de Ciutat, is the largest protected area of Catalonia. Its altitudes vary between 900 meters in the valleys and 2648 meters at the top of the Baridana Canal, the most prominent peak.

The type of rock, limestone, brings a surly relief. Its high mountain landscape, with lush forests and natural grasslands alternating with rocky limestone offers a wide variety of ecosystems. You can find numerous species of flora and fauna of great interest.

Besides the natural beauty that gives the rugged terrain, water and vegetation, we find places of undoubted cultural interest.

LA CERDANYA

La Cerdanya is located in the higher valleys of the Segre River Valley, in the Catalan Pyrenees. Half Spanish and half French this region has important attractions: skiing, fishing, fine dining, beautiful natural landscapes, Romanesque monuments and a set of high mountain villages, with festivals that preserve the flavor of its origins.

The itineraries on foot, by bike or by car that lead through magnificent landscapes dominated by the Cadi mountainrange are one of its main attractions.

LA SEU D'URGELL MEDIEVAL

At the tourism department of La Seu d'Urgell, they have launched a series of routes that show the historical medieval buildings of the city, a city with more than a thousand years of history which includes the Castell de Ciutat, the fort which presides over the resort and the facilities.

There are three routes, the first of which allows you to discover the historical centre, with the Cathedral of Santa Maria as the epitome of the style of the period, and the growth of the city around it.

The second route shows the further development of the city, beyond the old town and the first signs of modern city.

And the last of the routes leads you to our hotel, including the fortifications of the town of Castellciutat: the Castle, the Citadel, the Solsona tower and the church of San Esteve del Pont.

Immerse yourself in medieval history, beginning and ending at the Castell de Ciutat.

LA SEU D'URGELL

La Seu d'Urgell is a city with an amazing cultural and natural heritage in the heart of the Pyrenees. A few kilometers from La Seu can find many cultural attractions, sports and nature observation.

Highlights include:

  • Segre Olympic Park: Located next to the historical city center of La Seu d'Urgell, this parc hosted thw wild water canoeing competitions of the Olympic Games of Barcelona 92. In the park you practice good fun activities such as rafting, canoeing and hydrospeeding. It is also home to the largest BTT center of Catalonia.
  • The Natural Park Moixeró: with its 39,671 hectares it is the largest protected area of Catalonia.
  • The architectural complex of the Cathedral of Santa Maria d'Urgell: This monument is the landmark of our city and includes the church of Sant Miquel and the Diocesan Museum.
  • Also important are the weekly markets are held every Tuesday and every Saturday throughout the year.

THE URGELLET

The Urgellet is a natural sub-region and a historical territory comprising an important part of the region of L'Alt Urgell, where a few hiking enthusiasts have begun to discover unique spots. These are present in any of the surrounding protected areas, like its two natural parks, Alt Pirineu and Cadí-Moixeró and also the territory that delimits the city of La Seu d'Urgell.

But this territory is not only nature. La Seu d'Urgell and small towns of Urgellet offer diverse and varied entertainment options: music festivals, literary presentations, exhibitions, gastronomy, Romanesque art, dolmens, etc. It is also an excellent destination for the practice of different sports such as cycling, canoeing, rafting, skiing, Nordic walking, fishing, paragliding and more.

All this has made the Urgellet an ideal place to enjoy fantastic stays in the Pyrenees.

Tàpies Restaurant

RECOGNIZED BY THE MAIN GASTRONOMIC GUIDES

Recognised by the most prestigious gastronomic guides the restaurant Tàpies is a magnificent setting for is the perfect setting to enjoy an unforgettable dining experience. Every dish from the menu is prepared using the finest seasonal produce. The mix of tradition and modernity will be a delight to even the most discerning palates. An unforgettable culinary experience.

Katia Restaurant

IDEAL FOR FAMILY OR BUSINESS MEALS

Ideal for dining with friends, family celebrations or business lunches the Katia restaurant offers a magnificent view over the valley and the Natural Park of Cadí Moixeró. The kitchen is part of the restaurant and you may watch the preparation of the dishes, roasted on the spit or barbecue. The menu offers traditional cuisine with recipes that vary depending on the season and offer truly authentic combinations of flavours, textures and aromas.

On sunny days, guests can also eat out on the beautiful terrace that offers spectacular views of the Urgellet Valley.

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