Les Borges Blanques
Les Borges Blanques is the administrative capital of the region (comarca) and has 6,087 inhabitants. It is located between the plain irrigated by Urgell Canal and the plains in the central depression. In 1918, it was the home to 62 oil mills and 90 hydraulic presses.
The town boasts a small Baroque chapel dating from 1743, the central square Plaça del Primer d’Octubre, with wide arcades and Renaissance features, as well as the Baroque-neoclassical Assumpció parish church, which has a large balcony from which you can catch sweeping views of the Pyrenees, Urgell and Segrià. You can also visit museums: the Espai Macià, Cal Gineret, Cal Pauet Museum and the archaeology gallery housed in the Town Hall. The Olive Oil and Water Route was recently created (Vila-Sana).
Passeig del Terrall features two ponds with swans and ducks and a botanical garden. It is a home to an old oil press and the monuments to the sardana (Catalan dance) and to Mauthausen.
In the Sant Salvador hermitage, you will find two frescoes, one of which is dedicated to the peasants of Les Garrigues. Font Vella spring next to the Sant Cristòfol hermitage has a picnic area for visitors.