L’Espluga Calba, with 399 inhabitants, is located in Matallonga and Cortals valleys in a hilly terrain, atop several caves covered with stone slabs which are used as cellars today due to their cool temperatures.

In the heart of the village is a majestic stone castle in the Catalan Gothic style from the 13th century, with an exhibition room; a museum; an assembly hall for meetings, conferences and civil weddings; and a room dedicated to the Order of Malta, with which it was affiliated from 1405 to 1836.

The 13th-century parish church features frescoes by the painter Minguell, and its Santíssim chapel is beautifully painted and commemorates the eight Beatitudes.

The new Town Hall basement preserves the ancient brandy distillery and the Creu Grossa, a cross showing the boundary between L’Espluga and Maldà.