Where to eat
Set in a semi-basement with rough cut stone walls, this establishment occupies what was once an 8th century medieval bathhouse. And, like the cafes in the Jewish quarters of cities like Girona and Barcelona, the owners have given the place a warm and cosmopolitan atmosphere that makes it very attractive. In the evening, Basque-like pintxo tapas appear on the bar and people start to stop by for a glass of wine or beer. Some have enough with the tapas while others go for a full-blown dinner. The most popular pintxo here is the potato omelette one but the boards of Iberian cold cuts, prawns in garlic sauce and fried eggs with potatoes and ham or sobrassada are also very recommendable.
This is one of the most iconic and recommendable culinary venues in Tortosa. With over 30 years history, this old mill was converted into a rustic and cozy restaurant in which it’s difficult to find a table without a reservation. Set in the middle of the Rastre neighbourhood, in the historical centre of Tortosa, La Tasca Bohèmia offers market and home-style cuisine, as well as some more creative dishes. It also has a generous fixed price lunch menu and is popular for tapas in the evening.
El Parc serves traditional cuisine with modern touches and has a menu where you’ll find good traditional rice dishes alongside sushi and tataki. One of the pleasures of eating here is that the surroundings are truly unique. It’s located in the middle of Parc Teodoro Gonzalez in Tortosa and its chillout terrace with sofas and cushions is a very pleasant place to unwind over a coffee or a drink after your meal. During the summer, its one of the most active places in town in terms of hosting concerts and outdoor activities.
Located on the right bank of the Ebro River on its way through Tortosa, and with magnificent views of the castle and cathedral, Xapla has a modern design and two different indoor environments, one designed especially for diners to taste their range of culinary options, and the other reserved for cocktails, drinks, hot chocolate and churros, ice cream or even for watching a football game. Xapla always offers professional and thorough service.
Patricia Suarez is a chef who has trained with masters like Joan Roca, Sergi Arola and Martin Berasategui and who offers discreet and natural Mediterranean signature cuisine that makes use of seasonal products while offering unbeatable value for money. Lakinoa first opened in September 2005 with the intention of serving elaborate cuisine based on traditional recipes with creativity and sensitivity for the product. Now it offers cutting edge tapas and small dishes that are suitable for more informal meals.
With fantastic views of Tortosa and its valley, this restaurant serves simple but well-cooked home-style cuisine, set price menus, combination platters and pizzas. It’s a good idea to book since it’s not a particularly big place, but it is very friendly and welcoming.
This restaurant located in the old town of Tortosa preserves its original essence, combining stone walls and wooden beams with a modern design. It has a terrace overlooking the Cathedral and the facade of the Casa Grego. They serve a selection of very tasty homemade tapas and the outstanding patatas bravas are considered to be the best in town. You’ll find all kinds of dishes here including sandwiches, homemade daily set menus, an elaborate a la carte menu and an extensive wine list. In the afternoon, you can enjoy a variety of teas, coffees and 'porres' with hot chocolate.
Where to stay
This is one of the largest hotels in the city and is well equipped both for leisure and business travel. It has an interior garden terrace with a pool that’s ideal for relaxing and sunbathing. Its restaurant specializes in rice products and local products. Although it’s located in the city centre, it’s is well connected with the major roads around Tortosa.
Tortosa’s heritage spans more than two thousand years and this hotel is a fine example. The Parador is housed in the stunning Suda Castle, which dates from the Moorish period. From up here, you can enjoy views of the city in an environment that combines monumental beauty and the attraction of the different natural spaces that surround it. At the hotel, which is one the most comfortable in the area, you can enjoy the swimming pool, a cozy dining room with Gothic windows, comfortable rooms and great views of the final stretches of the River Ebro.
This hotel occupies a house dating from 1850, which has recently been renovated. Inside, a conserved oil mill is one of the great attractions of the house, which also has a bakery which is currently being restored. Here you’ll find an original ceramic floor, wooden decks and a stone facade. There’s also a garden area with a swimming pool and a farm which is home to a number of different animals.
Located on a street in the city centre, Hotel Berenguer IV offers the ideal location to fully enjoy the centre of Tortosa. The hotel is one minute's walk from Plaça d’Alfons XII, the real centre of the town and, at the same distance, you’ll find Parc Teodor González and the River Ebro. The rooms are very comfortable and a breakfast buffet is served. There is also a car park that will be very useful during your stay, since free parking spaces are not easy to find in the city centre.
The architectural ensemble of Torre de Prior occupies one hectare and consists of a 12th century defense tower defense. It’s surrounded by a series of farm buildings, and in the garden there’s a monumental plane tree and an irrigation pond that’s been converted into a swimming pool. Both the tower and the buildings have been restored and the latter are now rural lodgings with a capacity for 15 people. The house has six double rooms and one triple room with bathrooms, a living room, a kitchen, dining and leisure areas and spaces for leisure and resting.