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Centre d’Interpretació 115 Dies, Corbera d’Ebre

Corbera d'Ebre, Catalonia, Spain

Lucy Davidson

29 Jul 2021
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About Centre d’Interpretació 115 Dies, Corbera d’Ebre

The Centre d’Interpretació 115 Dies (the 115 Days Interpretation Centre) in Corbera d’Ebre, Tarragona, Spain, is a museum dedicated to the bloody Battle of the Ebro in the Spanish Civil War.

History of Centre d’Interpretació 115 Dies, Corbera d’Ebre

The Battle of the Ebro took place between 24th July and 18th November 1938 and was one of the final offensives launched by the Republican forces. Their defeat left Republican military capabilities severely diminished, paving the way for the eventual Nationalist victory.

The offensive was launched by Republican leader Juan Negrin, who was trying to relieve pressure from the Madrid front. The initial Republican attack failed to achieve a breakthrough and the resultant Nationalist counter-attack left the Republican forces in tatters and led to the withdrawal of the International Brigades.

The Republicans lost at least 30,000 dead and 20,000 wounded, while the Nationalists lost at least 30,000 killed and wounded.

Centre d’Interpretació 115 Dies, Corbera d’Ebre Today

The Centre d’Interpretació 115 Dies’ objective is to explain how the Spanish Civil War was experienced in the area by both soldiers and citizens who saw their region devastated. Media displays transport visitors to different aspects of the battle, with the focus on military, political, and territorial factors which contributed to the conflict being a highlight of the museum.

It is a good place for those interested in the Ebro Battlefields to begin their travels, and provides excellent views of the surrounding area where much of the fighting took place.

Information is available in Catalan and Spanish, though tour guides are available in the area – a duo called Maite and Andreu are a popular choice – who will guide you through other sites which relate to the civil war in the area, such as a replica trench and memorial to the Camposines.

Getting to Centre d’Interpretació 115 Dies, Corbera d’Ebre

From the centre of Tarragona, the site is an hour’s drive via the N-420 road. From the centre of Corbera d’Ebre, the site is a minute’s drive or walk via the Avinguda Catalunya/N-420 road.

 

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