The Ebro: the great river
The river has defined the appearance of the territory and the character of its people
The Ebro river was a fundamental factor for Tortosa’s first settlers. After some time, it became an important centre of trade and transport of materials. Many goods passed through Tortosa, from where they were transported upstream to the rest of the Iberian Peninsula. The river made Tortosa perfect for both river and land transport, and the city was an important commercial hub during the Middle Ages.
Navigate with the ancient fellucas
The Ebro has therefore witnessed the city’s splendour, but also its hardships. During the Spanish Civil War, the city was divided into two, with the two armies facing each other on either side of the river. Of course, its waters still conceal many mysteries.