Located in the valley La vall de la Femosa just 20 km from Lleida, Juneda offers its 3,558 inhabitants (2022) the ease of living in a village while having the convenience of a big city nearby. In terms of its economy the town is diverse. In agriculture, it mainly produces sweet fruit, cereals and fodder. In terms of livestock it is an important producer of pigs and paultry. Industrially, it stands out for the production of agricultural machinery.
Juneda has an interesting mix of urban construction and an ancient architecture. The old town is called Vila Closa. Its’ streets are narrow and steep, meandering around the Calvari hill with the remains of an old wall still there. It has been converted into a lookout point in Plaça de les Tres Creus. One of the Gothic entrance gates to the town Portal del Lamarca (14th century), is still preserved and duly restored, as well as the Pou del Gel (The Ice Well, 16th century).
At the foot of Vila Closa there is a parish church in Baroque style (1740). Here the city first started expanding outside the walls. Carrer Major with porticoes all along it has characteristic personality of the times it was built in. Surrounding the town runs the 4th main aqueduct of the Canal d’Urgell. An 18 km tree-lined promenade runs along it to enjoy nature and sport. From here you will also reach areas of high landscape and cultural value such as the Nou Salts and the First and Segona machines.
The two most important festivals of the town are the traditional Casserole Competition (Concurs de Cassoles de Tros, the first Sunday in June) and the Festa Major (end of August). It also hosts the Joan Duch Poetry Prize for Young Writers and the musical festival els Preludis de Festa Major.
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