L'Aldea

Province: Tarragona
Shire: Baix Ebre
Inhabitants: 4376
Extension: 35,2 Km2
Altitude: 9 m

La Aldea is a municipality located south of the county boundary, between Deltebre, Camarles and Tortosa, on the line that separates the primitive Delta coast. The Village preserves vestiges from very preterite times, which allow us to affirm that there was a continued human occupation.

The deposits of the Mas de la Palma and the mas de Benita tell us about a first Neolithic settlement, which will also be demonstrated with the existence of a Paleo-Iberian necropolis Mas de Búhos.

The habitat has been historically dispersed or in small groupings. The Arabic origin of the same place name denotes the existence of a small population nucleus. Almunia Al-Andalus of the Village, which already had a tower, was one of the lots in which the territory was divided after the Christian conquest and was beneficiary, in 1149, the knight Bernat de Bell lloch who, afterwards, In 1161, he founded a church under the dedication of Saint Mary. Soon, however, the Lord of Bell-lloch yielded its jurisdiction to the hospitable, which granted letter puebla the 1258. Since then, were changes in ownership of the manors, among which stands out Benifassà, Jordán or Guzmán of Villoria. However, although the Village was an independent manor, it belonged to Tortosa, from which it belonged until it was segregated, in 1983.

Its tradition as a zone of passage and communication is evident in the Roman road that passed, as testified by the miliary found next to the hermitage. The current physiognomy of the population, stretched around the road tells us this tradition, where the old places gave rise to two population centers: the Hostal de los Ajos and Paitrossos, with the years merged.
The other factor that defines the Village is, due to its situation, the defensive system based on watchtowers and defense of which its term conserves four: tower of the hermitage, tower of the Candela, tower of Burjassénia and Tower of Vinaixarop.

Its name, of Arabic origin, means orchard or small site.

As a curiosity, during the 18th century, pilgrimages to the hermitage of the Virgin began to ask for rain, which have survived to the present day and enjoy great popularity.

What to visit

  • Coetera de Ravanals
  • Weekly Mercat
  • Tower of Brugessénia
  • Tower of the Candela
  • Hermitage of the Mare de Déu de l'Aldea
  • Torre Benixarop
  • Tower of l'Ermita

Where to sleep

HCC Montsià

Amposta (a 4.6 Km)

Located in the center of Amposta, a 10-minute drive from the Delta…

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Can Clos Bonet

Amposta (a 4.7 Km)

It is located in the center of the town with all kinds…

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Hostal Cling 43 B&B

Deltebre (a 6.9 Km)

over two floors. The ground floor, where the reception, a living room,…

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Ventura Rural

Deltebre (a 7.5 Km)

Ventura Rural is a family company dedicated to the management of rural…

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Cau d'Amor

L'Ampolla (a 8.5 Km)

Cau de Amor is an accommodation with the charm of a typical…

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Càmping Ampolla Platja

L'Ampolla (a 9.4 Km)

3-star campsite situated in the Arenal beach, in front of the Natural…

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Hotel Rull

Deltebre (a 10 Km)

Located in the heart of the Ebro Delta, 300 meters from the…

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Rosa dels Vents

L'Ampolla (a 10.8 Km)

Apartment with pool in front of the sea, in the center of…

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Where to eat

Restaurant Delta Park

Camarles (a 3.8 Km)

Delta Park Restaurant offers three menus daily for you to choose from,…

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L’Estany - Casa de Fusta

Amposta (a 10.8 Km)

Restaurant serving regional cuisine with a large sample of the ancestral Ebro…

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What to do

Mistral Bonsai

Camarles (a 6.4 Km)

Visit Europe's largest exhibition of centennial bonsai. Walk among more than 200,000…

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Riu a l’Ebre

Deltebre (a 10.6 Km)

Discover the Ebro Delta, a Biosphere Reserve with bike trips, kayak or…

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Lo Sirgador

Tortosa (a 10.8 Km)

The Sirgador is a replica of the ancient lutes that crossed the…

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Pessebre Vivent de Jesús

Tortosa (a 12.4 Km)

Living nativity represented in movement and voice, of Catalan time and tradition.

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Embarcacions Badia Alfacs

Sant Carles de la Ràpita (a 14.2 Km)

Boats Badia Alfacs is a company that was born in 2004 with…

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Cooperativa La Galera

La Galera (a 14.5 Km)

We offer visits throughout the winter where we teach the whole process…

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MónNatura Delta de l'Ebre

Amposta (a 15.3 Km)

Delta de l'Ebre MónNatura to discover a natural environment rich in one…

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Muria, Centre d'Interpretació Apícola

El Perelló (a 16.4 Km)

It offers a journey through the world of bees through several areas…

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Weather forecast

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Events

Planted rice of the Lands of the Ebro

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Delta Blues Festival

21/06/2019 - 24/06/2019

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Liceo al fresco in Amposta

28/06/2019

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June Cultural in Amposta

01/06/2019 - 30/06/2019

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Fantastic June at MónNatura Delta

01/06/2019 - 30/06/2019

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