Lleida has the brightest sky
Admire a stage full of light. The stars fill up the skies of Lleida and give way to one of the most spectacular wonders of our land. A good reason to approach the Pre-Pyrenees of Lleida in Catalonia is to get closer to the northeast of the province, in Montsec, declared destination Starlight by UNESCO and enjoy its beauty. Discover a wild territory with a great attractive where you will dream you’re touching the sky.
What does it mean?
Nowhere else in Catalonia the stars can be seen with such clarity. The area has been recognized for many years as one of the places that show exceptional astronomical observation conditions, both for its meteorological conditions and for the low impact of light pollution. It is credited as the best sky in Catalonia and one of the best in the world .
The Montsec Astronomical Park -Starlight Observatory- houses an observatory with one of the best facilities in Europe. Visiting the center and discovering the amazing sky it’s a must. You will see first-hand the various instruments that exist and, if time permits, observe some of the most prominent objects at night, such as the moon, planets, or nebulae. Permanent exhibits on the sky and a 3D multimedia planetarium will complete your trip through the stars.
From the park you will observe the Universe clean and extensive, since in this area there is low rainfall, moderate humidity and a large number of serene nights.
Do you fancy to dream, travel and unwind? They are waiting for you with a warm welcome. To round off your getaway, nothing better than staying in a luxury bungalow or a pitch very close to your beloved stars, such as those offered by the campsites of the area. No excuses to stop enjoying the starlight!
Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park
The National Park was awarded as a Starlight reserve and a Starlight tourist destination for the quality of its sky in 2018. Learn more about this Park in this post: Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park.
With the family
The park organizes special daytime visits for families so that the little ones can enjoy the sky. Adults and children will discover what asteroids, comets, shooting stars or the sun are made of. There is also a school offer to learn from educational workshops.
Data of interest
Montsec Astronomical Park
Camí del Coll d´Ares, s/n
Tel: 973 05 30 22