L’Ametlla de Segarra is a hamlet of 30 inhabitants situated in the high plateau of Comalats, at the border of the Catalan regions of Segarra, Conca de Barberà and Urgell. Due to its altitude (700 meters) it is a great observatory of the plain of Segarra, Noguera and Urgell, as well as the Pre-pirineu and, further, the highest peaks of the Pirineu, you can see all the way from Vall D'aran to Cerdanya.
The first documented record of l’Ametlla date from 1077, in which the earl of Barcelona Ramon Berenguer I gave the tower of the castle, still standing today, to Acard Miró, lord of Tarroja.
From l’Ametlla, several tourist routes can be explored.
The closest one, southbound, is the antique Roman way from Barcelona to
Lleida; it crosses the Valley of the Corb river, visiting the medieval
towns of Vallfogona and Guimerà, and connecting ahead to the route
of the Císter at Vallbona de les Monges. Northbound, the Route
of the Castles of Segarra and Noguera starts in Cervera and allows to
visit the best fortifications of medieval Catalonia, as well as the Catalan
Way of Saint James that borders the river Ondara on its pass through Segarra.
Heading west, towards Verdú, you can follow the route of the Water
Channel of Urgell from Vilagrassa to the lake of Ivars.
Distance by car from Barcelona, Airport and Metropolitan Area: 60 - 75 minutes
Distance by car from Lleida and Tarragona: 45 - 60 minutes