"Tortosa, the three cultures / les tres cultures" Tortosa by Peret

Tortosa Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 64 photos

Tortosa is a large town in southern Catalonia and through which the River Ebre
runs. Southern Catalonia was occupied by the Arabs for much longer than was the
case in the North, however they were finally expelled some 800 years ago.
However, the Arab imprint can still be seen in the architecture and names of
older towns and villages. The legacy of the three cultures (Muslim, Jewish, and
Christian) found in Catalonia at that time is very much in evidence in Tortosa's
old town.

Tortosa is now the largest town in the Ebre region. It is rich in folklore and
its inhabitants speak a distinctive Catalan dialect

Tortosa és un poble, gairebé una ciutat situada en el sud de Catalunya. El riu Ebre passa per dins del casc urbà. La ciutat va estar molt e temps dominada pels àrabs, i en queden força testimonis, com els noms de carrers. Ara, es poden veure els llegats de les tres cultures que hi van conviure durant molt de temps: àrab, jueva i cristiana. Ara, Tortosa és la ciutat més gran de les terres de l'Ebre, una comarca particular de Catalunya, amb un tarannà i folklore molt propi.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Mix of cultures
  • Cons:Not too keeped
  • In a nutshell:In the heart of Ebre land
  • Last visit to Tortosa: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Feb 15, 2005
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Comments (5)

  • BALIK's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2005 at 2:24 PM

    So what about the trees then - or do you mean "three"? I didn't know Guinness was so popular in your neck of the woods.

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2004 at 12:46 PM

    what a lovely little place; nice page!

  • Dec 13, 2003 at 7:03 AM

    Tortosa looks very inviting throught your camera!! wonderfull sights Pere!

  • Carmela71's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2003 at 1:31 AM

    Tengo que poner Tortosa en mi lsita de visitar .....Me ha encantado... pero no lo enseñes mucho, no se a[unte todo el mundo jejejeje

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2003 at 9:45 PM

    This is a great little town. The narrow streets and arches... and the obvious ambience in the Arabian area. Such a cute little house of the Delta. An unusual monument... interesting page.


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