Alt Urgell, Pyrenees
The region of Alt Urgell is located at the center of the Catalan Pyrenees. The river Segre is its main axis and Seu d'Urgell is its capital. The region is a knot of communications where the main access routes to the Pyrenees converge towards Andorra, Puigcerdà and Cerdanya, on the one hand, and Sort, Pallars and Alta Ribagorça, on the other.
Alt Urgell has a rich historical past that has left an important monumental heritage, especially in Romanesque art, as we can see in the Cathedral of La Seu or the churches of Coll de Nargo and Organyà.
The mountain economy of this region, mainly agricultural, has been modified by tourism and by the residential factor.
Natural parks of Alt Pirineu and Cadí-Moixeró with a beautiful landscape, a climate that promote the practice of winter and adventure sports -especially canoeing-, Romanesque monuments and collections of paintings, Diocesan sculpture and goldsmiths, local gastronomy and a good offer of rural tourism, they all boost national and foreign tourism.
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