Rest Day in Lleida

Today was a very welcome rest day in Lleida. I must admit that I had never heard of Lleida before I came on the Ignatian Camino. It is a wonderful city. I slept in, had a late breakfast, did my washing and caught up with emails before exploring the city.

Clothing drying outside our window in the hotel

Clothing drying outside our window in the hotel

Lleida is an important regional centre within the region of Cataluña and famous for its agricultural produce and textile industry. Of Iberian origins, the city (which was well known to the Romans who named it Ilerda) was under Muslim rule for four centuries.  It was later conquered by Count Ramon Berenguer in the middle of the twelfth century.

I walked down into the centre of town at midday and had an excellent hamburger with the lot before walking up to the Cathedral of St. Mary of La Seu Vella. After exploring the Cathedral, I spent an hour there praying.

The cloister at Seu Vella

The cloister at Seu Vella

One thought on “Rest Day in Lleida

  1. Dear Michael,
    I am continually inspired by you and your fellow pilgrims. Congratulations ! Thank you for all your daily updates , amazing photos, and your beautiful reflections. You will all feel so enriched by your experiences, as I also do, just by following you in spirit.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Sandra O’Connell

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