Tortosa (Latin: Dertusa or Dertosa, Arabic: طرطوشة Ṭurṭūšah) is the capital of the comarca of Baix Ebre, in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain, located at 12 metres above the sea, by the Ebre river. Population 34,832 (2007).
Travel: Their Reign in Spain Was Anything but Plain ; When the Moors Arrived in Tortosa, They Transformed It into a Highly Civilised Cultural Hothouse. Alex Leith Celebrates Their Influence
Feb 16, 2003; I'm heading through the station bar in tortosa, after a two-hour train ride south from Barcelona. I'm on my way to lunch...