Other important tourism resources of this region are fishing, an excellent gastronomy, tremendously beautiful natural scenery, Romanesque monuments and high mountain villages with their own popular folk festivals and traditional sweet dishes.
The capital of La Cerdanya is Puigcerdà which was founded in 1178 by King Alfonso I of Aragon, Count of Barcelona. Puigcerdà is located near the river Segre and on the border with France (it abuts directly onto the French town of Bourg-Madame).
Main sights of Puigcerdà
- Puigcerdà indoor pool (Club Poliesportiu Puigcerdà, Av. Ramon Condominas s/n)
- Torre del Campanar (12th century). It is the last remain of a parish church destroyed in 1936
- Romanesque church of Sant Tomàs de Ventajola, known from 958
- Convent of St. Dominic, founded in 1291 and finished in the 15th century
- Old Hospital (1190), in Romanesque-Gothic style