Tarrega is a town located between Barcelona and Saragossa, on the Ondara river crossing, right in the middle of a very old Camino Real. Thinking of spending a weekend in the city? We show you the best things to do and see in Tarrega in a weekend.
Tàrrega Street Theatre Fair
One of the most interesting things to see and do in Tarrega is to visit the street theatre fair, something for which this town is well known. Today it is one of the most important European markets for performing arts.
The tradition of this fair dates back to 1980 when the company Comediants organized a show that was a great success. The Street Theatre Fair is a free and open-door show for all kinds of creative activities. The only thing to bear in mind is that to visit this great show you have to go to the city at the beginning of September, when it is held.
Hiking in Tarrega
From Tarrega there are two very interesting routes for hiking. One of them goes to l’Ondara and the other leads to Verdú and Corb. Both routes offer very beautiful images of nature and are of a long distance, so, if you are up for it, go prepared.
In Verdú and Corb is the valley of Corb that extends all around the river of the same name. This one is born in Rauric and its tributary is the Segre. It is also perfect for hiking trails and other outdoor activities. If you want to see some history, this place has a great heritage. Here you can find the monastery of Vallbona de les Mongesand the Castle of Verdú. It all depends on how much you want to walk.
Taste the most popular sweet of Tarrega
One of the most delicious things to see and do in Tàrrega is to try what has recently become the most popular sweet in the area. It is called the Albada and is an explosion of flavors that will delight the sweet tooth.
Parish Church of Santa María del Alba
We go directly to the architecture and in this field, one of the most interesting things to see is the Parish of Santa Maria del Alba. It was built in 1672 and is a baroque style church with a single nave and several interconnected side chapels. Inside there are paintings by Minguell, the image of Santa María del Alba and relics of the saints Espines.
Urgell Regional Museum of Tàrrega
This museum is located in a former 17th century house belonging to the Perelló family. This museum permanently hosts four exhibitions, one of the artist Antoni Alsina Amills, Iberian remains, noble rooms of the seventeenth century and a tribute to the Jewish community that lived in the city. In other words, you will always have something to see in this museum, no matter what time of the year you go. You can find more information on their website.
Park of Sant Eloi de Tàrrega
This park was created at the beginning of the 20th century when a group of people, citizens of the area, joined together to form the Friends of the Tree Association. His goal was to plant trees in the Sant Eloi mountain range to create a park where he could spend quality time. Inside there is a hermitage that was created in the 13th century. Nowadays it has almost 20 hectares among which we can walk around finding several types of trees: almond trees, pines, olive trees and holm oaks.
After strolling through its streets and discovering the typical architecture and style of the area, in Tàrrega you will feel like taking a walk and getting lost along one of its routes. It is also a good idea to go to the rivers in the area, as well as to find out about all the outdoor activities available and sign up for those that interest you.
All the journeys of the Camino de Santiago by bike