Situated in the capital of Catalonia’s Baixa Cerdanya area in the province of Girona, is Puigcerdà Town Hall, right on the square that bears its name, Plaza de l’Ajuntament. It’s also known as the ‘casa consistorial’ or the seat of the council, because political and public activities have been carried out here since time immemorial.
The building has a rather austere appearance with a construction that is typical of this region, consisting of two storeys built in stone, on which the passing years have hardly left their mark. As a result, there has hardly been any restoration work. The town hall is harmoniously integrated into the beautiful landscape of Puigcerdà. It has wonderful vistas thanks to its location right at the best viewpoint in town. The famous Catalan poet Joan Maragall was deeply impressed by it and described it as “the grand balcony of the town wall”. This is why there has been a plaque on the wall since 1961, honouring this writer.
Puigcerdà council is a very active local authority, organising events throughout the year. Then, of course, there are all the activities that are available every year, such as the lovely boat rides on Puigcerdà lake, the group visits to the bell tower, the weekly markets on Mondays and Wednesdays and the visits to the CAT exhibition on the 1659 Treaty of the Pyrenees.
Very close by is Puigcerdà Shopping Center with more than 250 shops, right in the town centre. There are also craft fairs, pubs, bars, nightclubs, cafés and restaurants of all kinds.
If you want to visit the area and need somewhere to park, you’ll find a Saba car park on Plaza del Call.