Francesc Torres Rosell – Afrucat
“We are very pleased to host the congress Prognosfruit once more in Catalonia. We hope that producers, technicians, managers and associates consider our programme interesting and all of you will come to enjoy our city and our heritage. Welcome to the land of fruit.”
Philippe Binard – WAPA
“Prognosfruit is a well established event on the agenda of the European apple and pear production. We are very pleased Prognosfruit is returning to Lleida, where a previous edition took place more than 20 years ago. The registration is now open on this website!”
Welcome Reception – Wednesday 9 August 2017
La Seu Vella
Defined as one of the best artistic productions of 13th-century Catalan architecture, and by extension of medieval European architecture, Seu Vella is a singular cathedral that leaves no one indifferent. The architecture shares protagonism with a sculpture of the highest quality preserved in capitals, cornices, corbels, portals, etc. The important remains of conserved mural painting or the chapels built by illustrious lineages or outstanding ecclesiastical members are, at the same time, the reflection of a Prestigious building splendid past. Converted into an outstanding artistic center and in the visual referent of a rich, extensive and powerful diocese, Seu Vella is also a cathedral full of history. Sobriety, as well as spectacular grandeur are some of its attributes.
The irreparable losses and the undesirable uses would arrive with the modern era and the warlike conflicts of European reach, when all the hill was destroyed and in its place a military fortification was built progressively. The cathedral and castle was transformed into a sad military barrack, a use that unfortunately lasted until 1948. A slow and encouraging restoration began, still in force.