The village of Puigcerdà, capital of the region of Cerdaña, located in a wide terrace that dominates the Segre river, is a significant commercial centre, having also excellent accommodations and services.
Founded in 1177, the town of Puigcerdà is located at the height of 1.200 meters, on the top of a mountain that looks over the Cerdanya of which it is the capital. It is surrounded by mountains of up to 3.000 meters high and there are more than 10 Catalan, French and Andorran ski resorts in reach within a radio of 50km.
Its population of about 8.000 habitants multiplies in summer and winter with visitors who come to enjoy the natural beauty of la Cerdanya, the sports, the shops and the wide range of services that honour the region.
Popular festivals, such as the Lago and Roser festivals (the latter being a “fiesta mayor” – a major town festival), plus the Puigcerdà Horse Fair that takes place in November which attracts thousands of visitors each year, and has become one of the most important fairs in the Pyrenees.
Bordering on France, and not far from Andorra, Puigcerdà is a town with many interesting monuments, such as the Gothic church of Santo Domingo, from the 15th century, with beautiful mural paintings;
The Gothic belltower of the bygone church of Santa María;
The arcaded main square, or Plaza Mayor;
Different ancestral homes;
The City Hall.
Another attraction is its artificial lake, surrounded by black poplars, which was built in the second half of the 13th century.
The main shopping area of Puigcerdà is the square of the Santa Maria Square, and all streets leading off the square. The two main shopping streets are Calle Mayor and Calle Espanya.