The saint who bathed in the Ebro

It has always been advisable to maintain good relations with the saints, especially if they are to be diligent in their good work as mediators with those above. When they forgot to turn on the tap for too long, the men and women went to Santa Magdalena with prayers asking for help. In order for […]

Among ancient towers, lords and heroic farmers

Alboçalaz was the name of the Saracen owner of the tower that in the 12th century was built on the other side of the Ebro, in front of the castle of Ascó. The great river had already seen the arrival of the Iberians, Roman Phoenicians and Visigoths. He was now witnessing the new conquests of […]

Balsamic horizons

What are the horizons we like so much to contemplate? The most modern neurological studies ensure that natural environments have profound restorative effects on our well-being. According to experts, a natural environment must have three fundamental elements in order to fully exert the rebalancing effect on us: it must help us to have the feeling […]

The colonel’s eyes

Good walkers are well aware that the Cardó mountain range offers beautiful horizons over the Terres de l’Ebre. At the northern end of the massif, when the mountain range descends towards the gentle plains of the Móra basin, there is a point that has a special meaning, and not precisely because of the beauty that […]

The mountain that narrows the Ebro

“The river had started to grow at midnight, and at dawn, when I woke up, I could already hear it snoring like a beast. I felt a restlessness that kept me from closing my eyes. We had to travel to Móra that morning, and the lute, loaded with twenty tons of lignite, had been ready […]

Peaks with stars

How come there are mountains that are more than mountains? Because humans are symbolic animals. To order the world and communicate, we package and compress meanings into artifacts that can only be opened by those with access keys. That is, we create symbols, seemingly simple elements, but which are full of meaning for those who share the codes. Thus, a mountain that for many could go unnoticed, for others, is part of their lives and their identity.