With 470 inhabitants, Vinaixa’s most important activity is agriculture (its extra-virgin olive oil is remarkable), followed by the stone industry.
Ramon Berenguer IV granted a charter to this village in 1151. lt is the home to Sant Joan Baptista church, built in 1301, which is Romanesque in style but has strong Cistercian influences. This church still preserves severa! Gothic paintings, whose special features have earned it the designation as a historical-artistic monument.
Castell de Vinaixa castle, located on Carrer del Calvari, is an ancient Arabian tower (8th century) with castle honours. The village once known as Beni-Aixa was built around this fortress. The Casa de Poblet, formerly owned by the Poblet priests, still preserves the seal of Abbot Copons on the archway.
The Sant Bonifaci hermitage is 6 km away.