History, Wine & Art Nouveau: Battle Of Ebro & International Brigades Locations - Tarragona
OverviewDip into the Battle of the Ebro locations and history, learn about the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War with a stunning landscape background. Enjoy a tasty local lunch & local wine and get impressed with a visit the so-called Wine Cathedral at Pinell del Brai, an amazing hidden architecture gem designed by a direct disciple of Gaudí.
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You will be picked up at Barcelona city centre at 8:00 am and drive south with our comfortable minivan for 2 hours. Your first stop will be Gandesa, where you will be visiting the specialized exhibition of the museum with the local guide. Once you've learned about the main facts, we'll take you to the old village of Corbera d'Ebre, where one can understand how much the people of the region suffered during the war which was the worst disaster in its history. When war broke out and the Battle of the Ebro the town remained very close to the border. The walls of the houses were peppered with machine gun fire. Almost all of the town was destroyed by bombs. The remains were declared worthy of cultural interest, as a Historical Site and it has become a Monument of Peace.
At just 2 km from the village, we can visit a restored trench of around 200 ms, where we can still find all kind of remains and enjoy amazing views, all at once. At around 14:00 pm you'll head back to Gandesa to enjoy traditional cuisine. After lunch, you'll visit Serra de Pàndols by Pinell del Brai. Pinell de Brai is a little Catalan town located between Gandesa and Miravet. It is located in the lands of the Ebro, in the valley, but its eyes also look at the high mountains of Pandols and Cavalls, symbols of the Republican resistance during the Battle of the Ebro. In the mountains of Pandols very young soldiers from the Quinta del Biberón ("Baby bottle"recruits) intervened. Despite their bravery, they lost the 705th mark, the highest in the Sierra. In the second half of August, the Republican troops endured the harsh fascist attacks supported by tons of artillery bombs and Italian-German aviation. The 15th International Brigade honoured its commitment to freedom and made the chain of hills denominated 666 (defended by the British and Lincoln battalions), 609 ( Mac-Pap Canadians) and 602 (defended by the battalion Español-Spanish (Cubans and Latin Americans). In memory of those who died in the Ebro, the survivors of the Quinta del Biberón built a monument to Peace in 1989. In the following years, on the wall that closes the terrace of the monument, memorial plaques dedicated to different groups were placed.
Pinell del Brai is also known because of its hidden wonderful architecture gem: a Modernist Wine Cellar designed by Gaudi's direct disciple, Cesar Martinell, also known as the Wine Cathedral, which is worth paying a visit before heading back to Barcelona at around 17pm so that you can get to the city center by 19 pm (depending on the traffic).
Inclusions for History, Wine & Art Nouveau: Battle Of Ebro & International Brigades Locations
- Entrance fees
- Morning tea
- Wine tasting
- 3-course lunch
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions for History, Wine & Art Nouveau: Battle Of Ebro & International Brigades Locations
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please advise any dietary restrictions at the time of booking
Comfortable shoes are required
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
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