Lleida has become a habitual transit area for those entering or leaving Spain through the Pyrenees, and has seen multiple cultures co-exist, all of which have given it the open and cosmopolitan character it has today. A good example of this mixture is the monumental complex of Seu Vella, whose restoration, currently in progress, will pay homage to the Iberian, Roman, Muslim and Catholic cultures that have inhabited the territory over the years.
Those who enjoy nature and the activities on offer at the Naturlandia nature park will see the La Vuelta riders up close as they climb La Rabassa and its explosive slopes. This mountain pass has been climbed on four occasions, though only one of those was a stage finale. It was the 7th stage of La Vuelta 2008, and the Italian rider Alessandro Ballan took the victory and the ephemeral red jersey, which he lost the following day.