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The Iberian Route: The river Ebre, the source of life in the land of the ilercavoni

Explore Iberian settlements with outstanding views over the river, and go for a boat ride in a llagut, a kind of skiff
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The river Ebre has always been, and continues to be, the source of life in the Terres de l'Ebre. Explore it from another perspective by visiting Gandesa, Tivissa and Vinebre with their beautiful Iberian settlements and outstanding views over the river.
 
CASTELLET DE BANYOLES

Start the Iberian settlement route in Castellet de Banyoles, in Tivissa. It will surprise you with its grandeur. It covers four hectares of flat land and overlooks the river. It used to control all the trade along the river between the coast and inland areas.
 
TIVISSA

After visiting the Iberian settlement you could visit the village of Tivissa, with its interesting old quarter. You can amble through its quaint streets until you come to a most curious church, which has one church inside another. And after lunch, you could find out more about wine and olive oil production at the Celler Aibar, DO Montsant, on the way to Vinebre, just 20 minutes away from Tivissa by car, to spend the night.
 
RIVER BOAT TRIP ON A LLAGUT, A KIND OF SKIFF

You could spend the next day in a most enjoyable way by taking a boat trip along the river in a llagut. The trip starts in Ascó, five minutes from Vinebre, and ends in Miravet.
 
VINEBRE IBERIAN SETTLEMENT 

After lunch you could visit the Iberian settlement in Vinebre, Sant Miquel, which commands magnificent views over the river and will impress you with its strategic location. After your visit head towards Gandesa to spend the night.
 
GANDESA AND COLL EL MORO

On the third day, after you have had breakfast, you have the opportunity to explore Gandesa with its church of Assumpció, the Town Hall, and the old prison, all declared to be a Sites of National Interest. You shouldn't leave without visiting the Centre d’Estudis Batalla de l’Ebre (Centre for the Study of the Battle of the Ebre), essential in order to better understand the impact that this tragic episode had on these lands. The staff will give you directions to the settlement at Coll de Moro and indicate how it can be visited. You will find a very well preserved necropolis there.

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