Corbera d’Ebre

The old village of Corbera d’Ebre on Montera Hill has come to symbolise the tragedy of war. With a population in 1938 of almost 2,500 inhabitants, its ruined streets and houses nowadays bear silent witness to the violence and brutal consequences of air-attacks and artillery fire which the civil population suffered throughout the battle.

The decimated village has been preserved and a new one was built beside it.

The Battle of the Ebre centre, aptly named 115 dies (115 days), is based in a new building belonging to Corbera d’Ebre Town Hall on Freginals street and offers the visitor a complete overview of what those 115 days of fighting at the Ebro really meant. All military action, offensives and counter-offensives are reviewed from the viewpoints of both armies. The exhibition takes into account the political consequences of the battle as well as the events following the Republican defeat.

The exhibition also includes an introduction for the visitor to the historical reality and context of July, 1938.

Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday  11.00h to 14.00h and 16.00h to 19.00h
Sunday  11.00h to 14.00h

For more information see the Battle of the Ebro page.

This signposted walk is an easy one taking 1hr 15mins and covering 4km

Other important history of the village is the fact that Doctor Jaume Ferran i Clua was born here on 1 February 1851. He was the celebrated doctor and bacteriologist who discovered vaccines against cholera, typhoid, rabies and tuberculosis.

Santa Madrona Hermitage in Corbera d'Ebre, is about two kilometres from the village itself. It dates back to the eighteenth century, and each year on the third Sunday in March, there is a popular procession to celebrate a day of festivities in the surrounding picnic area. In April a traditional paella is cooked by the villagers. A visit to this hermitage is obligatory along the different routes running through La Serra de Cavalls, which was the scene of many bloody battles during the Spanish Civil War.