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Vilanova de la sal

It belongs to Les Avellanes and Santa Linya. Its name comes from the salt springs which were already working in the 11th century.

Vilanova de la sal is known for its salt mines, some springs whose water contain a large quantity of salt, enough to make use of its working that started in the Middle Ages till 1989. Nowadays, they are opened to visits. The Romanesque church of Santa Maria preserves the graves of the Counts of Urgell.

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Places of interest

  • Os de Balaguer

    Os de Balaguer

    Os de Balaguer is drawn with the fortress of its castle conquered by the Counts of Urgell in the 11th century. Every year a meeting of Bell ringers is held. Bell ringers from all over the country meet there. As a consequence of these yearly event, the Bells museum has been created.
    Excursions leaving from the jetty of the Canyelles lake are organized.

  • Les Avellanes monastery

    Les Avellanes monastery

    This Monastery was founded in the 12th century.It is located in one of the most magnificent natural environments with woods, gardens and vineyards. It is an ideal place for relaxing. Tours guided are organized to visit the Monastery and the Gavin registry ( heritage stocktaking of all the churches of Catalonia).
    Nowadays it belongs to the Marists community who offer some facilities such as a hostel.

  • Vilanova de la sal and its salt mines

    Vilanova de la sal and its salt mines

    These mines are located at 1,5 km far from the town of Vilanova de la Sal, on the way down to the train station. All the evaporation pools and the old machinery from the pit salt extraction can be seen. For further information and visits , please contact to Catalan Association of Training Leisure Activities.

Tourist attractions along the line

  • Nature


    Leaving from La Mitjana Park to follow up the river to Sant Llorenç de Montgai where we find a Nature...

  • Culture and heritage

    Culture and heritage

    The heritage is found from La Seu Vella in Lleida( old cathedral) overlooking the city and the plains of...

  • Sports tourism

    Sports tourism

    For the trekking lovers you can go along the newly opened path in Lleida. You will find the best offers...

  • Astronomy


    The COU ( centre for observing the Universe)is a multi-spacial centre with areas for play and training....

  • Bird watchers routes

    Bird watchers routes

    One of the best places to observe the Lammergier or the Eurasian Griffon Vulture is at the Vultures...

  • Dinosaurs and geology

    Dinosaurs and geology

    In the museum located in Isona (18 kms far from Tremp on the way to El Port de Comiols (Comiol's Pass),...