The town of Cabanes was founded in Roman times as a recreational village on the Vía Augusta underthe name of Ildum.
The Cabanes of today was founded in 1243 as one of the villages of the Miravet district, donated by King Jaume I to the bishop of Tortosa. Its dominance in all orders led to the castles of Albalat and Miravet being annexed into its land in 1575.
You can visit the old town, the Parish Church and the town hall and follow the route through the town, visiting the Roman Arch, the Miravet Castle, Les Santes, Las Torres and the Albalat Castle.
The town is situated on a hill, at an altitude of 294m, with the land surrounding it being mountainous inland and flat towards to coast. Its climate is Mediterranean, temperate and healthy, with the dominant winds being from the north and the east.