Terres de l’Ebre

Natural landscape and mediterranean life in the south of Catalonia

Why visit Terres de l'Ebre

The lower Ebro region, located in the most southern part of Catalonia, has a high ecological value and low tourism pressure. The identity of its local communities, their traditions, history, folklore and gastronomy, make Terres de l’Ebre a unique area. It covers four counties, which have some of the most incredible, unbeatable countryside, and a rich cultural and historical heritage. Even today, the largest flowing river on the Iberian Peninsula, the Ebro (in Catalan: Ebre) shapes this unique area declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

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Culture & Local Life

Terres de l'Ebre is a melting pot of civilizations, with the river Ebro as a key element for all who settled on the Iberian Peninsula. These civilizations have left a unique historical and architectural legacy, giving personality and character to these four counties of Catalonia. Nowadays, Terres de l'Ebre has an outstanding cultural heritage and a wide range of cultural activities to discover.

Some of the most important are: the cave paintings in Ulldecona (Unesco World Heritage); Miravet Castle, a most important Templar remains in Catalonia; the Wine Cathedral of Pinell de Brai and Gandesa (built by Cèsar Martinell, disciple of Antoni Gaudí); and Tortosa, the regional capital that hosts some of the most varied monumental heritage in Catalonia.

Sustainability

The high level of sustainability of the region’ is the result its high ecological value, the respect that the local communities have shown towards the natural resources and the low tourism pressure. Farmers, cattle breeders, fishermen, artisans and artists have seen in their natural resources their source of sustenance and inspiration, as well as a way of life that has been transferred in the form of customs, feasts and gastronomy.

Health and Safety

The tourism companies in Terres de l’Ebre offer their services following the safety and hygiene protocols defined by the governments, with the aim of protecting the health of visitors and workers, in order to offer the best tourist experience. Read more here about the measures taken.

Nature Experience

Terres de l'Ebre is more renowned for its natural areas than anything else, and this is one of the main reasons for visiting. Few places in the world are home to two natural parks with two different ecosystems in just over 30 km. The Ebro Delta Natural Park, the largest wetland in Catalonia and the Els Ports Natural Park, a massive mountain range and a paradise for nature and birdwatching.

Every possible aspect of the Mediterranean Sea can be found here, as the coast stretches for 142 km along cliffs, hidden coves and natural beaches. 35% of the region is protected by the Xarxa Natura 2000 Network.

Getting there

Terres de l’Ebre has a regular bus service connecting the cities and villages in Catalonia and also the rest of Spain. Another possibility is the train, with two regional railway lines and a high speed train which joins Madrid to Lleida and Tarragona. Those coming from far could also consider Reus Airport (a few km north of the region) or Barcelona and Valencia internationals airports (both around 150 km from Terres de l’Ebre).

Getting around

In addition to having two regional railway lines and regular bus services that serves practically all towns and villages, the region has a good network of primary and secondary roads which connects all villages.
Consider bicycles that can be hired in the main towns.

Travel Tips from our Editor

Bike Renting

Explore Terres de l’Ebre by bike. Click the link to find out more about biking route via verda and BTT and cycling.

Travel tip

Explore Terres de l’Ebre by bike. Click the link to find out more about biking route via verda and BTT and cycling.

Travel tip

Explore Terres de l’Ebre by bike. Click the link to find out more about biking route via verda and BTT and cycling.

Sustainability Recognitions

Top100 2019
Terres de l'Ebre participated in the 2019 Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards and Global Green Destinations Days by submitting a Good Practice Story.
Terres de l'Ebre was designated as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 2013.

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