Mora d'Ebre - The local town

Nestled in the Ebro Valley, Mora d`Ebre is a thriving agricultural town with a population of around 5000. Although a small town, it is the capital of Ribera d' Ebre County and has excellent road and rail links to the rest of Catalonia and Spain. It is only 40 mins from Reus airport and just short of 2 hours from Barcelona.

River Ebro Apartments are in the historic part of town - the original village - with its narrow streets and open squares where the locals gather for a chat. Directly above the property are the ruins of a medieval castle which is in the process of renovation.

Within Mora d'Ebre you will find a wide variety of bars, restaurants, supermarkets and stylish shops, banks and 2 internet cafes. Alongside these modern facilities the community still retains its rural feel. It is not unusual to see shepherds leading their flocks down to the riverbank to graze or farmers driving tractors through town with their trailers brimming with peaches, grapes or other fruits.

Mora has a municipal outdoor swimming-pool which has 3 pools, lawns for sunbathing and a small bar and restaurant - perfect for those hot summer days.

And of course there are the fiestas! Our two main fiestas are the Mora Morisca in early July and the Fiesta Major during the last week in August. The streets and houses are swathed in banners, there are parades, boat races, music and dance shows, handicrafts and fireworks. And if you can stand the pace you can dance in the street to live rock bands until 5 or 6 in the morning! If you want to experience authentic Catalan culture - then book your holiday for fiesta time!