The Civil War. Landscapes with memory

Art and culture route
The Battle of l'Ebre immerses visitors in the four months that the combat lasted for, visiting towns that have been destroyed and trenches that have been preserved.  

The route starts in the Poble Vell de Corbera d'Ebre, which was destroyed but kept as was. Declared a Place of Historic Interest, the destroyed houses and the church of Sant Pere are the silent witnesses to the harshness of the bombings. This area also houses the monument to the Internacional Brigades and the Abecedari de Llibertad, made by 25 artists.

The Corbera Interpretation Centre, which displays military and personal material that belonged to the combatants, is an excellent mirador over the Pàndols i Cavalls mountains, the main location of the battle. The Les Devees trenches in la Fatarella and Els Barrancs in Vilalba dels Arcs enable visitors to appreciate the construction techniques to survive in the line of fire.

El Coll del Moro, from where Franco directed the battle, is the anteroom to the visit to the Centre d'Estudis de la Batalla de l'Ebre de Gandesa, which has a large exhibition surrounding the conflict. The Meringue de Camarasa, in la Noguera, is a small hill next to the road from Balaguer to Camarasa, and was one of the most bloody scenes of the entire Segre front, the other great attack in Catalonia.

The Parc dels búnquers de Martinet i Montellà, in la Cerdanya, forms part of the line of defence built by the Franco government in the Pyrenees from 1940.

L'Exili Memorial Museum, a temple of the historic memory

The l'Exili Memorial Museum is a visitor centre which recalls the exiles provoked by the Civil War. The space, located in La Jonquera, in El Alt Empordà, is considered as a museum due to the permanent and temporary exhibitions, together with research and education.

  • Classification of the route: History
  • Means of transport: By car and by foot
  • Level of difficulty: Beginners
  • Circuit distance: 38,8 km
  • Length of stay: 7 h
  • Visiting season: All year round
  • Route administrator: Memorial Democràtic
  • Tourist offices: Corbera d'Ebre, Gandesa, la Jonquera
  • Province: Girona, Lleida, Tarragona
  • Region: Alt Empordà, Cerdanya, Noguera, Terra Alta
  • Places of interest: Corbera d'Ebre, La Fatarella, Vilalba dels Arcs, Gandesa, Camarasa, Martinet i Montellà, La Jonquera.
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The Civil War. Landscapes with memory
  • The Civil War. Landscapes with memory

  • Address:Street Peu de la Creu, 4

  • 08001 Barcelona

  • Barcelona / Terres de Lleida

  • The Civil War. Landscapes with memory
  • The Civil War. Landscapes with memory

  • Address: Street Peu de la Creu, 4

  • 08001 Barcelona

  • Barcelona / Terres de Lleida

  • Telephone:936 247 351

  • E-mail:memorialdemocratic@gencat.cat

  • Web:http://memorialdemocratic.gencat.cat/ca/

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