La Seu d'Urgell is an ancient town facing the snowy rock wall of the Sierra del Cadí. As the seat (seu) of the regional archbishopric since the 6th century, it has a rich legacy of art and architecture. The Pyrenean feel of the streets, with their dark balconies and porticoes, overhanging galleries, and colonnaded porches—particularly Carrer dels Canonges—makes Seu mysterious and memorable. Look for the medieval grain measures at the corner of Carrer Major and Carrer Capdevila. The tiny food shops on the arcaded Carrer Major are good places to assemble lunch for a hike.
There seems to be something about this remote collection of islands that fosters the rare, the fearless, and above all, the weird.More