Welcome to Tortosa
Tortosa was a battleground between medieval Christian and Moorish Spain. More recently, it was on the front line between Nationalists and Republicans during the civil war (suffering a staggering 86 air raids between 1937 and 1938) and the site of an epic battle, which destroyed much of its medieval centre and cost over 35,000 lives. Tortosa is also suffused with Jewish history that dates back to the 6th century.
The town is a convenient base for day trips such as to the Castell de Miravet or Gandesa’s Centre d'Estudis de la Batalla de l'Ebre.