The origins of the town of Cervera are remote in time. In the year 1026, three peasant families built the first settlement in the comarca (county) of Segarra, as in those days it was uninhabited. Later on, the Barcelona counts committed ownership of those lands to those people. By this, the counts wanted to establish their power in the area, as the Segarra was at that time the border between Christian and Muslim territories, thereby establishing the first fortress (castrum Cervarie).
A fine example of a medieval town located in the west of Catalonia, easily reachable by train.
How to get there from Barcelona.
Video: © Paeria de Cervera