Flamingos on the Ebro Delta

Terres de l'Ebre Biosphere Reserve


The reserve is a natural environment that is home of many ecosystems running from the Mediterranean coast up to the mountains and traversing the gentle waters of the Ebro River. It is located in the far south of Catalonia and includes the nature reserves of Delta de l'Ebre and Ports.

Terres de l'Ebre Biosphere Reserve

Tarragona  (Catalonia)

Type of area:Biosphere Reserve Area:367.73 hectares Email:turisme@tarragona.cat (Patronato Municipal de Turismo de Tarragona) Tel.:+34 977 70 70 45 Website:Terres de l'Ebre Biosphere Reserve

Tarragona (Catalonia):

Useful information

What you need to know

  • Cultural information

    Prehistoric paintings (declared World Heritage by UNESCO), Templar and Moorish castles, Iberian settlements and gothic churches are just a few of the cultural highlights to be found in the Reserve.

  • Environmental information

    There are many natural attractions with one of the most outstanding being found in the Delta de l'Ebre Nature Reserve, where the river meets the sea bringing together fresh and salt water. The area includes long beaches and beautiful lagoons that are home to flamingos, seagulls and many other birds. Inland there is farmland with fruit orchards. In Els Ports Nature Reserve, the cliffs and leafy forests provide a home for Bonelli eagles, common vultures and wild goats.

  • Information for visits

    It can be reached on the AP-7 motorway and the C-12 highway, among others. The area has many routes to take on foot, by car or by bike to discover the area surrounding the Ebro River and the two nature reserves included in the Biosphere Reserve. There are also many activities including river navigation, climbing, kayaking, horse riding, sailing, diving...