At the beginning of the 14th century, Balaguer was the capital of the Urgell and its old castle was reformed. Hence the name Formós: beautiful castle.
This castle of Arabic origins underwent various transformations before the time of Count Jaume II, the Unlucky, and its destruction at the beginning of the 15th century.
Attractions include the castle and the Museum of La Noguera. You will be surprised by the collection of Islamic art and the other archaeological remains at Formós Castle.