The town was founded in Roman times as a recreational stop on the Via Augusta, and was given the name of Ildum. The current town was born in 1243 as one of the villages in the provincial district of Miravet, given by King James I to the bishop of Tortosa. Its prosperity in all fields led to the annexing of the castles of Albalat and Miravet.
EconomyAgriculture is one of the town's economic cornerstones. Agricultural land occupies an area of 13,150 Ha, and its main products are almonds, oranges, olives and a range of other fruit trees. Cows, sheep and goats are the main livestock.
What to seeYou can visit the old town, the Parish Church and the Town Hall, before continuing on to the rest of the district, with the Roman Arch, Miravet castle, Les Santes, Las Torres and Albalat Castle.
LandscapeThe municipality is situated on a hill 294 m above sea level, with mountainous terrain further inland and flatter areas towards the coast. Its climate is Mediterranean, mild and healthy, with prevailing winds from the north and east.