Municipality and town in the Catalan province of Lleida, Sort is a beautiful place in Pallars Sobirà with many interesting proposals to do during your vacation or getaway to the place. On the banks of the Noguera Pallaresa River, Sort is a town that has great appeal in many aspects, from the delicious and nutritious typical dishes of the place, to the beautiful natural landscapes that surround you at every moment.
Sort is a must-see destination during your stay in Pallars Sobirà as it offers endless possibilities to its visitors such as visits to emblematic monuments of great interest, the possibility of carrying out activities and sports in the open air of all kinds (mountain, adventure, in the snow, aquatic, walking tours, etc.), the opportunity to acquire a long list of typical items that are made by hand and in an artisanal way, and even enjoy some of the traditional festivals that take place in the town.
Sort is distinguished from many other towns in the region, not only because of its great natural wealth, but also because of the great architectural, cultural and monumental wealth that is preserved. The museums that they have in the place turn out to be the most recommendable and interesting to visit, where you will not only learn many things, but also enjoy culture and art in all senses. One of the museums that you cannot miss is the Butterfly Museum of Catalonia, a nature interpretation center that is located in the town of Pujalt and focuses on research on butterflies and insects.
Also of interest is the “El Camí de la llibertat” Prison-Museum, an old prison transformed into a museum in 2007 whose intention is to commemorate the passage through the town of Sort of hundreds of people from Europe who fled from the Nazis in the WWII. A visit that will undoubtedly show you a good part of the history of Sort. Nor can you forget to pay a visit to the Calle Mayor de Sort, the church and the majestic castle belonging to the Middle Ages that still rises above our heads today.
If you have in mind to get to know the best hidden secrets of Sort, it is better if you make it coincide with one of its patron and major festivals such as the Pilgrimage of the Virgen del Soler (May 1), the Major Festival (August 1), the Fur Fair (January 24) or the Altron Festival (last weekend in August). Sort is one of the most famous towns thanks to having received the first prize in the Christmas lottery three times, thus, “La Bruixa d'Or” is the one that sells the most in all of Spain.
Gastronomy is one of the strong points of the place, quality cuisine, prepared in an artisan way, homemade and following the recipes of yesteryear to the letter. Incomparable stews such as galets and carn d'olla soup, (typical festival dish) or pumpkin escudella (vegetable and bacon stew) will be a real temptation for your palate, in addition to its artisan cheeses, being specialized in cheese Serrat and Tupí cheese. Totally irresistible.
Finally, the infinity of sports and outdoor proposals cannot be overlooked, in full contact with nature, which can be carried out in the area such as hiking, mountaineering, ratfing, horseback riding, alpine skiing, canoeing, fishing, hunting, canoeing, snowboarding, mountain biking, bungee jumping, canyoning, archery, among many other options. Leisure and entertainment alternatives will not be lacking in Sort.
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