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*Information from Turisme Amposta*
Amposta is a very large territory with many possibilities. From the Sierra del Montsià to reach the sea by the mouth of the river, passing through the Ebro delta, Amposta covers an immense territory where nature is the protagonist. Amposta is a territory that speaks of traditions, culture, sea, mountain, river and history. It talks about a gastronomy linked to a landscape and a people. Amposta is natural, it is spectacular and captivates and makes anyone fall in love at first sight.
At Amposta we have everything ready to enjoy a full experience. We believe in producers and service companies in our territory that are responsible for creating experiences and products to make your stay unique and perfect.
TERRES DE L’EBRE
The Terres de l’Ebre, are an emerging tourist destination, away from the crowds of conventional tourist circuits, with a stable and favorable climate throughout the year. They are without a doubt a destination to enjoy with family and friends.
In the Terres de l’Ebre, you will find as many options as you might think: its coastline, a rich cultural and historical heritage, landscapes of great natural beauty where you can enjoy outdoor activities, a typical Mediterranean cuisine, a wide range of leisure activities, large areas wine and rice tradition and a variety of popular festivals and historical re-enactments.
The Ebro River has been, continues to be and possibly will be the backbone of these four regions, the southernmost in Catalonia. But it is also a space to enjoy, either sailing on board a tourist vessel, or taking a canoe or kayak ride.
The Ebro territory stands out above all for their natural spaces, one of the main reasons to visit them. You will find two natural parks, the Ebro Delta and The Ports, a natural reserve and 19 more spaces, all protected under the figure of Red Natura 2000. 35% of its territory is a protected area. A paradise for nature lovers where you can practice activities such as climbing, hiking and bird watching. Or practice cycling in the mountainous areas or in the delta plain, without forgetting the Greenway, which crosses the Terra Alta and the Baix Ebre along 49 km.
The coastline includes all the variants offered by the Mediterranean Sea. To the north stand solitary coves, hidden by the cliffs, and to the south dominate the wide beaches, of fine sand and shallow waters. The Nautical Station of San Carlos de la Rápita will offer all kinds of sports and activities for the whole family from Alcanar to L’Ametlla de Mar.
The Ebro river has been a key element for all the civilizations that have taken root in this territory. The passage of these populations has left a unique and unique historical and architectural legacy, giving personality and character to these four regions. Cultural diversity is reflected in the variety of existing proposals, such as visiting the cave paintings of Ulldecona, declared World Heritage by the Unesco, the monumental set of the city of Tortosa, the various spaces of the Ebro Battle , the wineries cooperatives of Gandesa and Pinell de Brai or the Picasso Center in Horta de Sant Joan.
The cultural, historical and festive richness of the territory is expressed to the maximum in the friendly and welcoming character of its people and in its cuisine, which is a mosaic of the best Mediterranean tradition, where rice cultivation stands out in different towns of the territory, such as Amposta, but also the gastronomic richness of the local fish and seafood varieties and the cultivation of vegetables, fruits and local products, such as DO Terra Alta wine, olive oil and honey, many of which enjoy certificates that guarantee its quality.
Today, you can witness several festivals declared of tourist interest, which bring us closer to past times, such as the Renaissance Festival of Tortosa, traditional representation of the Passion of Ulldecona or the festivity of San Antonio in the municipality of Ascó, declared a cultural festival of national interest
Here, in Amposta, everything begins, an ideal place from where to start the journey to know the destination as a whole.