It is situated in Matallonga and Cortals valleys. In such a hilly terrain, lying on several caves covered with stone slabs which are nowadays used as cellars due to their cool temperature, there are 375 inhabitants.
In the heart of the village there is a majestic stone castle, from the 13th century, where you can visit Aula Magna, former meeting room of Order of St John of Jerusalem; before entering, you can see a fresco which shows the granting of the first Village Charter of Espluga Calba. At the Arms Yard there is a big stone basin that was used for storing oil; there is also the room of the Order of Malta, an exhibition room and a peasantry museum.
There are guided visits in the castle.
The new church, from the 18th century, was built in the same setting as the previous one, although they needed to use half of the graveyard, which was beside it, a part of the old abbey, the town hall and other private houses.
On the church main façade there is an image of Immaculate Conception, patroness of the village. On the sides we find the sun and the moon.
In 1991, artist Josep Minguell carried out the restoration of the paintings that his father had painted in 1954, and he painted some impressive frescoes in the chapel of Sacrarium.