The Ilergete people was one of the most oustanding tribes of the Iberian world and controlled part of what is now el Segrià, la Noguera, l’Urgell, les Garrigues and the eastern part of Aragon.
Its soils were ideal for growing cereals and made good pastureland. The main towns were Iltirta and Atanagrum, the capital. We know they minted coins depicting legends such as Iltirtasalirban, Iltirtar and Iltirtaslirustin. Thanks to Greek and Latin sources, in particular Polybius and Titus Livius, we know this tribe was an active participant in the wars surrounding the Roman conquest of Iberia: the Second Punic War (218-205 BC). The revolt against the Roman led by two Ilergete princes or chiefs, Indíbil and Mandoni, reflects the complex political organization of this people.
The route through the Land of the Ilergetes includes the visit to the Iberian settlements of:
The Iberian settlement El Molí d'Espígol of Tornabous is one of the most advanced examples of urban development in the Ilergete area.