The technique of dry stone construction dates back to prehistoric times and is widespread throughout the Mediterranean basin. However, the majority of these constructions still standing are dated between the 18th century and the second half of the 19th century.
The use of stone without cement is characteristic of dry stone construction and is used for various types of building. Usually the stones are used as found, without cutting, and are generally quite flat. The stone is cut only for specific pieces, such as a door lintel or a side column.
In the area of Bagès dry stone is connected to rural life and to activities related to the cultivation of grapes. It is not an easy technique and was usually done by groups of specialists who travelled to the place where a building or a repair was required. As its use is being abandoned these buildings are disappearing or falling down.