Some 180 kilometers south of Barcelona and some 90 kilometers south of Tarragona lies Tortosa in the province of Catalonia, Spain. A city often overlooked, but certainly worth a visit. For the last couple of years, I have been to Spain at least once a year and I think it’s very important to not only visit highlights like Barcelona and Madrid, but also smaller and lesser known cities. I spent an afternoon in Tortosa on a sunny day in the summer. Yes, it was hot, but it was also an afternoon full of culture!

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Spain is a beautiful country with a lot of rich culture to explore. Still, whereas there is a lot of information available about cities like Barcelona, Valencia and Tarragona, there is almost little to none information in English about the smaller sights. One of the places I’ve visited while in Spain was the little known Poblat Ibèric de La Moleta del Remei in Alcanar, in the south of the province of Catalonia. In the hills, slightly off the coast, you can find this small white chapel surrounded by olive trees. And that’s not everything this place has to offer. On top of the hill, you can discover the ruins of an Iberian settlement that dates from the 7th to the 2nd century BC!

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