L'Albi

With 803 inhabitants, the village of Albi is located in the south of Garrigues and its land area is 32.96 sq km.

The village is located at the feet of the ruins of the ancient medieval 12th-century castle.

The castle was enlarged and renovated at the end of the 15th century. Turned into a Renaissance palace, it is situated on a hill on the outskirts of the village. In the residential area, there is a pointed gate with a lowered arch, covered with a vault of simple interwoven mouldings, whose keystone boasts several shields, one of them with a rampant lion and another one with losange (rhombus) form.

Església Parroquial de Santa Maria (church) dates back to the 18th century, it is Renaissance in style and it has got a Baroque façade, and with a 34-metre-high belltower, has a crypt owned by the Albi barons.

16th-century Ermita de Sant Cosme i Sant Damià (hermitage) was restored in 1909 and it houses some paintings of Saints Abdon and Sennen and Saint Anthony of Padua.

The old quarter preserves Carrer Major (main street), with the arcades, the stone houses and El Call, the old Jewish quarter. You can get there from Carrer Major (main street) through a Gothic arch (14th-century).

The village also has remarkable buildings like the Town Hall, the rural cooperative (by César Martinell), the round arch in Forn street and the remains of the old walls.

In the surrounding area there are the cave paintings called Vall de la Coma, which can be visited at arranged times. They are 5 km from the village and they have been declared historic heritage of cultural interest.