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Castle of Sant Joan or La Suda

  • Castle of Sant Joan or La Suda in Tortosa © Turespaña

    Castle of Sant Joan or La Suda in Tortosa © Turespaña





10th – 14th century


Castell de la Suda, s/n
43500 Tortosa
Tarragona, Catalonia

Telephone+34 977449648


Capital of an ancient kingdom in the Muslim taifa, the castle of Tortosa stands guard from on high over the strategic crossroads between the Roman Via Augusta and the Ebro river.

Restored in modern times and adapted for use as a Parador hotel, it was an important fortress in the Muslim era and in the subsequent Christian period. It was founded in 944, and the elements still surviving from the original Arab structure include the perimeter walls, which follow the design of the hill on which it stands, and are reinforced by square towers and the circular tower of Túbal or Diamant, which stands on a rocky spur at the front of the city.
It also has several different arches giving access to the enclosure and various buildings (the arsenal, bailey, underground galleries, silos and a central well) which date mainly from the period of Gothic reforms in the 14th century, when it was in use as a royal palace. It marked the start of the medieval city walls, of which some sections and gateways –such as the Remolins gateway (14th century)– can still be seen today.

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A group of actors during a theatrical performance at the closing ceremony of the Renaissance Festival in Tortosa © EFE

Jul 23, 2020 to Jul 26, 2020

Festivity of National Tourist Interest

Renaissance Festival

Backlit silhouette of a saxophonist

To be confirmed 2020


Auditorio Felip Pedrell. Sala 1 - Tortosa
Tortosa Jazz Festival

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