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Àger

Ager is a train station located at the foot of the Noguera Pallaressa river and by the side of the c-12 road, near the c-13 crossroad, also called 'el doll'.
The town is at 9 km from the train station, in the middle of the valley of the Montsec mountain range of an altitude of 1600m.

The Ager valley, the town that gives its name to it, stands up around the fortress built by Arnau Mir de Tost in the 11th century, during the reconquest over the remains of an ancient Romanesque castle of the 4th century. The walled city, with its medieval streets, is built in radial shape with the castle palace and the Collegiate in the centre.
Its walled enclosure is closed with three gates.

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Places of interest

  • Ermita de la Pertusa (hermitage)

    Ermita de la Pertusa (hermitage)

    L'ermita de la Mare de Deú de la Pertusa is a peculiar romanesque treasure: It can only be reached by a path as the hermitage is surrounded by a cliff. It dates from the 11th century and its visit is highly recommended.

    http://www.lleidatur.com/ing/romanic_noguera/ermitapertusa.html

  • The centre for observing the universe(COU)

    The centre for observing the universe(COU)

    The COU is a multi-spatial centre with areas for play and training.
    It has been designed as a site for the astronomy and geology in Catalonia.
    The planetarium is covered by a retractable dome of 12m of diameter, unique in the world. The dome permits observing the sky of the Ager valley in excellent conditions free from pollution.
    This place has been recently opened and its visit is highly recommended.

    http://www.parcastronomic.cat/centre-observacio-univers-portada.php?idioma=en

  • La Serra del Montsec (mountain range)

    La Serra del Montsec (mountain range)

    It is an impressive mountain range reaching up to 1670m with the peak of Sant Alís, stretching for some 4 kilometres.
    From Ager, just right ahead the north-facing slopes of the Montsec d'Ares and the south-facing side of Montsec Rubies can be seen , divided by the Noguera Pallaressa river. The Montsec as a whole represents a natural environment of great value in terms of landscape, geology, zoology, vegetation and cultural heritage.

    http://www.montsec.cat/turisme-montsec-portada.php?&idioma=es&idioma=en

  • El congost de Mont-rebei (the only great gorge in  Catalonia)

    El congost de Mont-rebei (the only great gorge in Catalonia)

    It is a highly-recommended visit because of its magnificient landscape. EL congost de Mont-rebei(the only great gorge in Catalonia) is a natural space between Catalonia and Aragón borders. It is a narrow track partially dug out of the rock, where the minimum width of the gorge is no more than 20 metres. Allowing this spot to be enjoyed in a very spectacular manner. This track connects with the Ager valley and el Pont de Montañana following the river Noguera Ribagorzana, now Canyelles lake.

    http://www.lleidatur.com/ing/congostmontrebei.html

  • Sant Pere d'Ager historical sites

    Sant Pere d'Ager historical sites

    Sant Pere d'Ager historical sites consists of the Collegiate and the castle, the walled enclosure of Romanesque and Neogothic styles. It was promoted by Arnau Mir de Tost in the 11th century, during the reconquest times in the Ager valley and its environment which give its name to the small town.

    http://www.ccnoguera.cat/ager/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=66&Itemid=104

Tourist attractions along the line

  • Nature

    Nature

    Leaving from La Mitjana Park to follow up the river to Sant Llorenç de Montgai where we find a Nature...

  • Culture and heritage

    Culture and heritage

    The heritage is found from La Seu Vella in Lleida( old cathedral) overlooking the city and the plains of...

  • Sports tourism

    Sports tourism

    For the trekking lovers you can go along the newly opened path in Lleida. You will find the best offers...

  • Astronomy

    Astronomy

    The COU ( centre for observing the Universe)is a multi-spacial centre with areas for play and training....

  • Bird watchers routes

    Bird watchers routes

    One of the best places to observe the Lammergier or the Eurasian Griffon Vulture is at the Vultures...

  • Dinosaurs and geology

    Dinosaurs and geology

    In the museum located in Isona (18 kms far from Tremp on the way to El Port de Comiols (Comiol's Pass),...