Cervià de les Garrigues

Cervià de les Garrigues is a beautiful village with 642 inhabitants (2022). It is located in the Set river valley, at an altitude of 443m.  Surrounded by olive and almond tree orchards, it has an extensive forest area. The most precious produce of this dry region is the extra virgin olive oil, with a quality recognized beyond our district.

Besides the picturesque landscape, the village has many architectural highlights.  One of them is  the parish church of Sant Miquel Arcàngel, with a classical facade,  crowned with a triangular pediment and a small rose window. Another one is a  Town Hall (Ajuntament), a jewell of Cervià.  The  building, inaugurated in 1913, is modernist in style. It was  built entirely of stone by the architect Morera i Gatell.  The neoclassical Church of Sant Miquel Arcàngel, located in Plaça Major, has been built between 1700 and 1812 and is listed in the inventory of the architectural heritage of Catalonia.

2.5 km in the direction of Albagés, there is the Hermitage of Santa Maria de les Besses, in Romanesque style, located next to the ruins of the ancient village of les Besses. There are also the ancient area of Valldefaigs, and depopulated area of Vall Seca, and the tossal of Sant Blai with impressive views of Montsant and the Sierra de la Llena.

Going along the river Set in the direction of Albi, there is an old path of the Molinet del Frare, that takes us to the Route of the Seven Senses, by the sculptor Marta Pruna, and the ancient 18th century aqueduct Pont del Frare.

Cervià de les Garrigues celebrates the major festivals on September 29 (the Day of Sant Miquel), and on May 15 (the day of Sant Isidre). The Aplec de les Besses (Gathering in Les Besses) takes place on the Saturday of Second Easter.