Shire: Les Garrigues
Altitude: 526 m
The Vila de l'Albi, situated on a hill at the foot of the castle or palace manly, and razed, the find south of Les Garrigues, occupying a territory torn landscape feature, which dominates the olive and almond trees, alternating with clapas forest and small orchards near rivers and GORGS September, coming down from the Sierra de la Llena until Segrià Planes.
The northern half of the term is the name Valley Vinaixa I eat, which flows down from the Borges Blanques the torrent of Femosa, affluent, to the left of the river Segre.
L'Albi is a municipality wanting projection abroad, to publicize and exploit its attractions, which are those of a dry town full of history and attachment to the region and the country. Its privileged location, with an urban a hundred meters from exit 8 to 'AP-7, among them Borges and Montblanc and two miles from junction with the N-240 and gives the City facilities make it ideal for installing a business.
Certainly, making it more attractive l'Albi is its people. Its charming character, the ability to combine the tradition of the peasantry with the entrepreneurial spirit of his youth and the feeling of belonging to a people who do not give up using, without quirks, all their potential.
Preserved ancient core the square, the street with porches and Call Street. It also highlights the City Hall and the Cooperative of the field (work of Cesar Martinell).
A noteworthy that in the municipality is the set of paintings called La Vall de la Coma which is located 5km from the population and were declared of cultural interest of historical heritage.
St Mary's Church
The parish church dates from the eighteenth century, is you can admire Renaissance and Baroque façade. It has three naves and a bell tower of 34 meters high. Inside you can see the crypt of the Barons de l'Albi.
Ermita de Sant Cosme and San Damia
Dated the seventeenth century was restored in 1909 and is dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian doctors. It has a single nave and stored inside paintings of saints Abdon and Senen and Sant Antonio de Padua.
Castillo de l'Albi
This castle dates 1179yla first reference is made in an agreement established between King Alfonso "the Chaste" and Guillermo Cervera, where King will charge several castles, including the "castrum of Albio". Was built in Romanesque style after gothic, as you can still see the remains of the cellar and prison. From the year 1336 it was enlarged and became one of the most sumptuous buildings of Catalonia. Reform was made at the end of the sixteenth century who transformed it into a palace of the Renaissance style. The first barons or lords de l'Albi Timor were William and his wife who won this title the year 1202. Since then, there has always been l'Albi Baron or Baroness. Barons de l'Albi always highlighted in the history of our Catalonia, and military, and ecclesiastical writers. Two barons have been viceroys of the island of Sardinia (XV) and Mallorca (XVII), three have died in battles: Rubinat (1461), Gaeta (1503) and Solsona (1655). During the wars Catalan, Castle Lords supported the actual claims Jaime Conde de Urgell, Prince of Viana, the Archduke of Austria (Carlos III) and Charles VII.
Today the castle is owned by the municipality, with an investment of more than a million euros, has conducted extensive archaeological excavation, and some works of consolidation and restoration to become a museum and multicultural center.
All these places, each more interesting, you can visit arranging visits with the City.