MónNatura Delta

Costa Daurada & Around

In the former saltworks overlooking Tancada lagoon, this 41-hectare site provides an excellent overview of the delta's importance – delving into avian life as well as key industries like rice-farming and salt production. You can freely wander the site, checking out the salt pans, peering through binoculars at flamingos and other birds, and even trying your hand at punting aboard one of the shallow-hulled boats in the lagoon.

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Nearby Costa Daurada & Around attractions

1. Ecomuseu

5.49 MILES

This engaging open-air museum shines a light on the delta’s ecosystems and traditional trades, especially fishing and rice cultivation. The garden’s…

2. Castell de la Suda

16.35 MILES

Looming high above the old town, Tortosa's 10th-century fortress is a maze of unfinished stairways, trails to nowhere, and spectacular lofty views, now…

3. Jardins del Príncep

16.38 MILES

In the grounds of a former 19th-century spa, this carefully manicured sculpture garden is a thought-provoking and uplifting place to explore. The broadly…

4. Catedral de Santa Maria

16.39 MILES

Built between 1347 and the mid-18th century on the site of a Romanesque predecessor, this Gothic cathedral seizes attention with its many turrets,…

5. Museu de Tortosa

16.47 MILES

Within a splendid blue Modernista building, decorated with white checkerboard designs, lies Tortosa's modern, minimalist town museum. The 1908 building is…

6. Castillo de Peñíscola

26.33 MILES

The rambling 14th-century castle was built by the Knights Templar on Arab foundations and later became home to Pedro de Luna (‘Papa Luna’, the deposed…

7. Castell de Miravet

28.08 MILES

Southern Catalonia's finest castle was built in the 11th century by the Moors, conquered by the Christians in the 1150s before being given to the Templars…

8. Catedral del Vi

28.32 MILES

This Modernista beauty, 28km north of Tortosa, is the 1922 work of Gaudí disciple Cèsar Martinell. Its tile-striped, redbrick facade and soaring vaulted…