Lleida enjoys the privilege of hosting such important natural spaces in its layout as the La Mitjana Natural Park, an ecosystem of the great natural; in addition to the ‘garden’, the green belt that surrounds the city. This natural culture has made Lleida grow following environmental and quality values within the framework of a sustainable city.
The river park:
A stroll along the avenue running parallel to the left bank of the River Segre reveals the grandeur of the city’s facade: the Montepio Building, the Centras Casino, the Sala Cristòfol, the Casa Melcior, the neoclassical facade of City Hall and the Pal·les building, overlooked by the Old Cathedral.
The Camps Elisis:
This public area is home to such notable buildings as the Café Xalet and the Temple of the Music, both in the fin de siècle style and the Aquarium, a modernist brick building decorated with glazed tiles and engraved joists. Sculpture exhibitions are a notable feature for the gardens.
La Mitjana is a remarkable green space around the edges of the city. It is a riverside wetland covering an area of some ha, classified as a site of natural interest since 1979. The key element of the area is water. It has a microclimate which has allowed a riverside woodland to develop. Poplar, white poplar, alder and ash; shrubs such as osier, tamarisk and bramble, algon with a herbaceous layer filled with duckweed, bulrushes, reeds, lilies and rushes make up the local flora. Fauna is another noteworthy aspect of La Mitjana. Given their habits, birds are particularly easy to spot. The water-filled areas are home to mallards, moorhens, gulls, egrets and grey herons. A number of birds of prey also overfly the area, such as the marsh harrier, the sparrowhawk, and even the osprey. Amphibians and reptiles are represented by the viperine snake, marsh frog and toad. They are also provides a habitat for fish such as the barbel and pike, the mammals including wild boar and foxes. La Mitjana is the perfect place to stroll, engage in spot and observe the flora and fauna.