Tortosa Things to Do

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    The Cathedral of Santa Maria de Tortosa

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 1, 2014

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    The Cathedral of Santa Maria de Tortosa is located on the site that was originally the place for the Roman forum, which then became a place of worship, then a Visigothic Cathedral and later on a mosque. The former Romanic cathedral was built between 1158 and 1178, located within the current temple site. The construction of the Gothic Cathedral began in 1347 and continued until the middle of the eighteenth century and in the Canonical common areas, founded in the twelfth century.
    Unfortunately we had no time to get in. I believe we will come back on one day.
    Open from 01/04 to 13/10:
    Closed on Mondays except for public holidays and the eve of public holidays
    Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    Sundays and bank holidays: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

    From 14/10 fins al 31/03:
    Closed on Mondays except for public holidays and the eve of public holidays
    Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    Sundays and bank holidays: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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    Views from the Castell de la Suda.

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 1, 2014
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    Unfortunately for us, we spent only half an hour in that city with huge medieval cultural heritage. Even half an hour enough to realize and tell you yourself “I’m going to come back another day”. You can enjoy excellent and stunning views at the city of Tortosa from the Castle of La Suda. Here you can see the church built in XV century with the portal of XVI century in typical plateresco style. Since this church has the cloister it was probably collegiate church of Tortosa.

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    Views from the Castell de la Suda. II

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 1, 2014
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    Unfortunately for us, we spent only half an hour in that city with huge medieval cultural heritage. Even half an hour enough to realize and tell you yourself “I’m going to come back another day”. You can enjoy excellent and stunning views at the city of Tortosa from the Castle of La Suda. Here you can see the ruins of Convent of Santa Clara, medieval walls and tower of city defense.

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    Castell de la Suda

    by Oleg_D. Written Feb 28, 2014

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    Castell de la Suda or Suda Castle has the very ancient history. It situated on the rocky hillock over the river Ebro in Tortosa. Roman remains were found there by the archeologists. But the castle was founded later during Andalusian time when Tortosa was the center of so-called vallat or the ancient Moslem province in the northern border of Al Andalus Emirate. It became the seat of the Taifa (Moslem County) in XI century. Both the city and the castle were conquered in 1148 by Ramon Berenguer IV the Count of Barcelona and his allies the mighty family of Montcada, republic of Genoa and Knights Templars. In 1294 King of Aragon Jaume II incorporated the city into Aragonese Crown and castle la Suda became the Royal residence. Nowadays the five stars hotel of Parador Network “Parador de Tortosa” is situated in the castle.

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    Excellent military monument.

    by Oleg_D. Written Feb 28, 2014

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    When you cross the river Ebro along the bridge Pont de l’Estat you will notice tall column with an eagle atop which is standing just at the mid of the river. This is military monument erected during the rule of Don Francisco Franco y Bahamonde the Caudillo of Spain and dedicated to the soldiers of both sides, fallen during the most important battle of Spanish Civil War (1936-1938) the battle of Ebro river. Traditionally, monument is not dedicated to the Francists but to all combatants who found the glory at the battle of Ebro River or “A los combatientes que hallaron gloria en batalla del Ebro”. Defeat at this battle meant the end of Republican regime. Was it a pity? Who knows? Anyway, although Franco was the bitter medicine, that treatment was no worse than disease.

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    Walk around town

    by alectrevor Written Sep 15, 2012
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    Tortosa is an old Spanish town that is pleasent to walk in its narrow streets, that are filled with history from the Romans and the spanish civil war. There is a castle on top of the hill that is now an hotel.

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    A walk in the old town

    by Peret Written Aug 24, 2003

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    The old town of Tortosa have several interesting points. The most probably is the Chatedral, but there's also another buildings, in its narrow streets, as this arch that you can see in the photo. There's three itineraries: the arabian, the jewish, and the christian, but the jewish don't keep any building and the arabain only a few things. It's curious that now in the old arabian quarter, you can hier arabian music in the strets, that comes from the balcony of the hoeses where now live arabian inmigrated people.

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    Cathedral

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 15, 2012
    Cathedral front. Not the entrance.
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    Entrance by side of cathedral ,follow signs. The cathedral was started in 1158 and is known has the cathedral of Santa Maria, and located where a roman forum used to be.

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    Mirador/Parador

    by magictravelers Written Jan 27, 2004
    A view from the river

    You also can´t miss this site. You will see a castle on top of a montain. It was restored and it is a 4* hotel. You can see the whole city from here, take pictures and take some fresh air back home.

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    The Cathedral

    by magictravelers Written Jan 27, 2004
    Inside the Cathedral

    There are hundreds of Cathedrals in Spain. They are very beautiful all. But this one was somehow different. Even if you are not Catholic, you should visit. Don´t miss the waterfountain.

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    mediaeval art

    by Peret Written Aug 24, 2003
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    In the photo, you can see a representation of a mediaeval burial. Near the chatedral, in a wall, there's several really very interesting.

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