Catalonia - Spain (AECS) - Lleida
Anaesthesia, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Hematology, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics-Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Surgery-Vascular Sugery, Urology, Ophtalmology
July August
1 time/day
Student hostel with all the other incomings
Please, read carefully our exchange conditions
Joan Fernández López

Lleida has many things to offer, many landscapes and experiences in a close range and with excellent communications to every important spot in Spain.

The city has great monuments that you can visit through all the day, like for example the Ancient Cathedral, which crowns the city dating back the XIIIth century.

La Mitjana natural park, la Llotja opera and the kilometric shopping streets are also great touristic spots which will entertain you during the exchange.

As it’s not a large city, you can almost go on foot everywhere. The living is fairly cheap.

Watch this video and you’ll get a pretty clear idea of how the city looks like:

But the best deal of the city is the easy communication with every important city in Catalonia and the rest of Spain. Using the fastest means of transport you can get to Barcelona (1h), Tarragona (30min), Girona (2 hours), Madrid (2 hours), Zaragoza (40 minutes), Sevilla (4 hours), Balearic islands (1 hour) and the Pyrenees (2 hours).

But above all, the main important matter is the feeling of broherhood when we gather all the stundents and spend the time in the bars and night clubs all spread throughout the city.

Lleida has several hospitals. The exchanges are carried out in the two largest hospitals of the region, one is Universitary Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, and the other one is Hospital de Santa Maria.

The University of Lleida, one of the oldest universities in Europe which dates back the XIIIth century, has medical students all year in both hospitals.


Lleida has two differents research projects:
  - Molecular mechanisms of endometrial carcinogenesis
  - Oxidative biomarkers identification in cerebrospinal fluid of Multiple Sclerosis patients: diagnosis, progression and treatment response indicators

We will give you 70€ of pocket money.

Lodging will be either a student’s residence or a flat. Both grant you a kitchen so you have freedom with your meals so it results in a cheaper exchange.
Both have common rooms so you can socialize with the rest of the students participating in exchange programs. 

Lleida is linked to the Spanish High Speed Train, making it easy to transport really fastly and comfortably. It’s also linked to many highways so if you decide to rent a car you can make it easily everywhere in the Mediterranean coast or the inland regions.
Lleida’s airport has routes all summer to the Balearic islands.
City’s transportation is based on the urban buses which cost 1,20€ every single trip.


The Contact Persons
will keep in touch with you and organize many day and night plans in the city with all the students all week long. It will be mainly upon your choice.

  • Seu Vella, a cathedral built in a blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles over time, and made a military fortress in the 18th century. Both medieval buildings are situated over the so-called Turó de la Seu, a medium-sized hill that overlooks the town.
  • Seu Nova, the baroque cathedral, in use since Bourbon rule.
  • Institut d'Estudis Ilerdencs, used to be a hospital (Antic Hospital de Santa Maria) built in Gothic style, but today is a historical museum and research centre open to visitors.
  • La Paeria, the city council and also a historical site with remains and artefacts from Roman times through to the Moorish rule, Mediaeval and Modern times.
  • Gardeny is a hill hosting a fortress built between the 12th and 13th centuries. Used by the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages.
  • The gardens known as Camps Elisis, already used by the Romans.
  • La Mitjana, a park at the edge of town with wilderness areas adjacent to an old dam on the river Segre.
  • Church of Sant Llorenç, a 12th-century Romanesque church with 15th-century Gothic additions.     
  • La Llotja de Lleida, a concert hall, theatre, opera and congress hall opened in 2010.
  • Museum of Lleida, opened in 2008, and owned by the Diocese of Lleida focusing on the town's history.


If you require more information about the city, visit this website: