Hotel El Castell de Ciutat       
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Up on a hill just a few minutes away from La Seu d'Urgell and set against the backdrop of the Pyrenees, El Castell de Ciutat, which was built at the foot of a fortress dating back to the 16th century, towers above a landscape of unique natural beauty. In keeping with the Tàpies family tradition, this mountain chalet has, for forty years, worked hard to provide a warm and personal welcome. The chalet is characterized by the spectacular views it offers over the surrounding landscapes, the sophisticated mountain and Mediterranean cuisine served in its two restaurants and its excellent cellar, which houses more than 400 AOC wines, both local and international. A Wellness centre offers a large range of treatments and boasts an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, sports hall, sauna, hammam and jacuzzi. El Castell de Ciutat is the perfect place to enjoy an authentic experience in the midst of the Pyrenees.

Pyrenees Room

Located on the first floor and overlooking the valley of the Urgellet, these 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.

Superior Room with terrace

With large windows opening onto the valley, Seu d'Urgell and the nature park, these rooms are furnished in noble woods. They have their individual little balcony and are ideal fro longer stays.

Junior Suite

Comfortable and spacious, these classically furnished suites feature a large bedroom, a living room and a dressing room.

Castle Suite

Located in the 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 whirlpool tub and spectacular view of the Cadi mountain.

El Castell de Ciutat features comfortable and bright rooms that offer a splendid view over the historic town of La Seu d'Urgell and the nature park of the Cadi-Moixeró. From the pine ceiling to the stone fireplace, every detail tells a story…

Facilities
Outdoor pool. Terrace. Garden. Ski storage. Indoor pool. Hammam. Library. Hot tub/jacuzzi. Spa and wellness centre. Solarium. Games room. Fitness centre. Sauna. Restaurant. Bar. Indoor play area. Meeting/banquet facilities. Shared lounge/TV area. Designated smoking area. Bridal suite. Non-smoking rooms.

Services
Pool/beach towels. Bicycle rental (surcharge). Massage. Kid meals. Breakfast in the room. Free Wifi. Free parking on site. Luggage storage. Tour desk. Express check-in/check-out. 24-hour front desk. Daily maid service. Trouser press. Ironing service. Dry cleaning. Laundry. Fax/photocopying. Air conditioning. Non-smoking throughout. Heating. Safety deposit box. Newspapers. Room service.

Activities
Horse riding. Cycling. Hiking. Canoeing. Skiing. Fishing. Golf course (within 3 km). Books, DVDs, music for children. Board games/puzzles.

Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Languages spoken
Portuguese. Italian. French. Spanish. English. German. Catalan. Arabic.

Wellness area

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 spa care benefits such as essential oils, Polinesean or "chocolate and fruit" rituals.. Here, in the heart of nature, your senses awaken to an infinite softness.
The wellness area includes an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a fitness room, outdoor hot tub, sauna, steam room,  4 beauty cabins, a Chromatherapy room and a relaxation area.

 
 

Nature, fresh air, culture, adventure and sports… La Seu d'Urgell and its surroundings offer one of the best ideas for outdoor activities in Europe.
It is this variety of activities that is the best reason to come and visit El Castell de Ciutat. The surroundings offer exciting activities for everyone, regardless of age or sex.

Hiking
Enjoy nature and discover the hidden charms of the Pyrenees in the hotel’s half day or full day excursions.
There is a very extensive information about the walks that can be done in the region, on your own or in the company of a guide.
The hotel can arrange delicious picnic basket for the guests.
One of the hotel’s recommended excursions will take you to the "Cortal del Roig". This beautiful tour starts in the pretty village of Cava and takes you through some of the oldest forests of the Cadi nature park, along the foot of this mountain range.
Another beautiful trip runs through the valley of Pi up to the Rock Foradada: The Valley of Pi is one of the most beautiful and unknown one of  the Parc Natural del Cadi Moixerò. The ledgend says that witches gathered inside the rock to celebrate their sabbath.
Other fantastic excursions will take you to the lakes of Setut, to Cogulera, to la Coma and Sobira, to Prat de Cadi, the Fornell lakes or the chapel of Santa Fe.

MTB - Mountain bike
The hotel has bicycles that customers can use free of charge. Around the hotel you will find more than 1000 km of marked trails for mountain biking tours.
Visit the villages of the region, enjoying a nice ride on a mountain bike. Get to know their traditions and culture. Discover the most remote places in the area. There is a lot of information about the tours that can be done in the region.
Some of the recommended excursions are:
Bell Road - Lloc: This route will take you to the chapel of Sant Antoni Tossal and a former home of the Jesuits.
Route To Lletó: This is a demanding and long tour, but spectacular in terms of views and landscapes. Its highest point is the abandoned village of Lletó.
Other excursions: The mountain tour towards Arcavell, the easy cicle to Arfa - Mas d'en Plans or the most appreciated tour from Ars - Sant Joan de l'Erm.

Rafting, Canoeing and Hidrospeed
The Olympic Parc del Segre of La Seu d'Urgell, where the wild water canoeing competitions took place in 1992, offers a great opportunity to practice these sports. The Olympic Parc del Segre is a closed circuit that was built especially for organize the Olympic Games of Barcelona 92.
It is also possible to go rafting on the famous Noguera Pallaresa river. You can enjoy an exciting adventure in this river surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Pyrenees.

4X4 excursion
A 4X4 excursion will allow you to enjoy an unique adventure.
We especially recommend the excursions to the nature park of the Alt Pirineu if you want to appreciate the variety of nature: pine and oak forests,  alpine pastures and high mountain fauna.
This activity can be done on your own or in the company of a professional guide, capable to explain you the fauna, flora and culture you see on your way.
A 4X4 tour is a unique adventure that can be enjoyed with the whole family or amongst friends.

Hot air balloon - helicopter
This is an unforgettable experience, exciting, fun and safe. You can have a bird's eye view of the valley of the Urgellet, the town of Seu d'Urgell, the nature park, as well as the surrounding valleys and villages. A balloon ride through the Pyrenees will give you a different perspective of the territory.
Ballooning is an activity suitable for everyone, even people who suffer from vertigo can fully enjoy it. It is possible to fly all year round and each season has a different charm.

Horse riding
Another enjoyable way of discovering the area is on horseback. There are several stables nearby, like the "Arabian Horse Montferrer", only 5 min. from the hotel.

Fishing and hunting
Angling: The upper-middle section of the river Segre, between La Seu d'Urgell and Puigcerdà provides among other modalities trout fishing. In the headwaters of small affluent rivers to the Segre you can practice native trout fishing (Salmo trutta fario).
The river Segre in a good state of conservation for this activity. The good quality of water and the absence of significant pollution make this river a very nice place for fans of the sport.
For fishing, you must have a recreational fishing license and a fishing permit for the controlled area. The hotel can organize tickets and licenses for the rivers of the region with a 48 hours notice.
Hunting: The national game reserve of he Cadi park has an extension of 46,591 ha  and is located in the central Catalan pre-Pyrenees. A large part of its territory is included within the limits of the Natural Park Moixeró. The rest of the space has been declared of natural interest. The game reserve is also declared a special protection area for birds (SPA).
The most characteristic species of the reserve are the chamois, the roe deer and the deer which has been reintroduced in recent years, the wild boar, which is the most hunted animal by the locals, the gray partridge, the common partridge, the woodcock and the hare.
Each year, according to the censed population of animals, the office of the director of the general environment and biodiversity protection establishes a hunting plan.

Golf
Enjoy in a 40 km radius of the hotel, each of the charms of the 3 golf courses in the Alt Urgell and Cerdanya.
Golf Aravell Andorra (5 km from the Hotel): Noted for its exceptional location in the middle of the Pyrenees and overlooking the Cadi. Course designed by renowned JMOlazábal player, with 18 holes, par 71.
Fontanals Golf (40km from the hotel): This course is classified by the prestigious Peugeot guide as one of the best courses in Europe. It has 18 holes, is par 72, has the largest driving range of Spain and was designed by Ramón Espinosa.
Cerdanya Golf Club (35km from the hotel): A mythical field with over 75 years of history. Designed by Javier Arana, it has 27 holes and offers a variety of options for any kind of player and level.

Cross-country skiing
La Seu d'Urgell and its surrounding cross country ski stations a benchmark for the practice of this sport in Catalunya. Nordic skiers can enjoy a spectacular variety of sceneries of the Pyrenees whilst skiing in Aranser, Lles de Cerdanya, Sant Joan de l'Erm, Tuixent or La Rabassa. All resort are located in a 45 minute distance from the hotel.

Alpine skiing
45 minutes away from the hotel, located in the west and north of the Principality of Andorra are two major ski areas: Vallnord and Grandvalira. Between both of them they add 110 lifts and over 300 km of slopes. This is one of the most extensive ski areas in Europe.

Tàpies Restaurant

Discover the gourmet menu and the exceptional recipes of the Chef. Enjoy a unique gastronomic experience with refined dishes and delicious cuisine in a renowned gourmet restaurant.

Opening Hours
Open daily from 13:00 to 15:30 and from 20:30 to 22:30

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

Phone: +34 973 35 07 04

Email: elcastell@relaischateaux.com

Official Website: http://www.hotelelcastell.com/en/restaurants-hotel-relais-chateaux-seu-urgell/tapies

Pizzería Vía Fonte

Pizzeria Via Fonte offers the most delicious variety of Italian food you can find in La Seu d'Urgell. Come visit the restaurant, you will be impressed by the specialties.

To see the Menu click here

Opening Hours
Wednesday to Sunday from 13:00 to 23:00
Monday and Tuesday from 20:00 to 23:00

Calle Llorens Tomas I 39 - 25700 La Seu d'Urgell, Spain

Phone: +34 973 36 04 07

Official Website: http://www.pizzeriaviafontelaseu.com/

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By car
Barcelona (N-II) a Igualade; Igualada (N-II) a Jorba; Jorba (C-1412) a Ponts; Ponts (C-14) a Adrall; Adrall (N-260) a Seu d’Urgell

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N 42° 21’ 30” E 001° 26’40”


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