Located between the natural parks of Delta del Ebre and els Ports – Tortosa Beceite, the city has soft temperatures in winter and another more Mediterranean, typical in summer. Furthermore, if you travel to Tortosa, you visit the Suda or Sant Joan castle and enjoy the beaches in Ebro Delta. Or you want to go to Port Aventura.
SB Hotel Corona Tortosa presents you the destinations and touristic routes to experience the best environment of the historical city and its traditions.
1- Suda or Sant Joan Castle
It is one of the most well-known architectural buildings in Tortosa because it stands out on the top of the old town.
The castle was once a fortress during the Muslim period of Al-Andalus in Tortosa. After the Christian conquest, it was converted to a jail and, afterwards, a royal residence for the King Jaume I. It is nowadays declared Place of Cultural Interest because it has the unique Arabisch open-air cemetery in Catalonia and Parador de Turismo.
2- The Cathedral of Santa Maria and Holy Week Interpretation Centre
Another impressive building is the cathedral. It has the permanent exhibition Santa Maria de Tortosa, which exposes all the cultural heritage of the city. It is the best way to understand the history and its role during the centuries.
You should visit the Holy Week Interpretation Centre, which is located at the old church of Sant Antoni Abad. It is a singular religious landmark to be abreast how it was celebrated the Holy Week in Tortosa and how it is nowadays celebrated.
3- The Royal Schools and the Renaissance Interpretation Centre
They are a compilation of the architecture during the 16th century. Its courtyard has bust of the kings of the Crown of Aragon and the king Carlos V from Spain. That is why it outstands because of its uniqueness.
The Sant Jaume and Sant Maties schools, the Santo Domingo and also the Sant Jordi are part of the Royal Schools. There is also the Renaissance Interpretation Centre. It disseminates the knowledge during the Renaissance festival, a memorable historical fest.
4- The Prince’s gardens
The romantic garden has an outdoor sculpture museum and it is located in the old spa of Porcar. There is a collection of 48 sculptures which shows the history of the human evolution, as well as a botanical collection with indigenous species. It was inaugurated in 1989 by Prince Felipe. For this reason, this place it is called the Prince’s gardens.
5- Route in the Jewish quarter, the walk of the Fortifications and ruta Modernista.
If you like walking through history, revive the past of Tortosa taking a stroll through its historical places.
Meet the ancient aljama and its narrow streets through the route in the Jewish quarter, while you are enjoying the landscape of the Jewish quarter among castles, mountains and the Ebro river.
Following hardly the same route, you can do the walk of the Fortifications which you can visit the bastions, the defensive walls and fortifications of Tortosa. Discover the city’s role during the Middle Age.
Walking through Ruta Modernista, you will contemplate the Modernist architecture and the economic and social boom occurred at the end of 19th century and at the beginning of 20th century. There are gorgeous buildings, which combine bricks with ceramic, and gardens.
6- Via Verde
If you love the nature, you must walk through this ancient train rail converted into the Via Verde, which runs across Baix Ebre, Terra Alta till Alcañíz (Aragón). It is the perfect combination for sport and tourism, while enjoying the local landscape.
7- Natural Park of Ebro Delta and Natural Park Ports – Tortosa Beceite
Tortosa is surrounded by two natural parks, which let you appreciate the singular landscape of Tortosa and its fauna and flora.
The Ebro Delta is the second most important wetland in Spain, which the biodiversity and agriculture reconcile. Furthermore, its well-kept beaches are very peaceful for a summer day.
On the other hand, Els Ports – Tortosa Beceite offers a mountainous landscape. The calcareous massif is full of wildlife fauna, perfect for animal spotting.
Tortosa is an ideal destination for the family with its cultural, sportive and natural offers. You can easily enjoy the nature, the historical open-air routes or merely visit the city. Discover Tortosa by SB Corona Hotel and choose which offer is the best for your travel.