Serra de la Vall de la Torre

Serra de la Vall de la Torre, also known as Serra de la Vall,[1] is a mountain range located at the southern end of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range, Catalonia, Spain.[2] The ridge's highest point is 450.8 m. This mountain range lies within the Benissanet and Corbera d'Ebre municipal term. It is a smaller and lower northern prolongation of the Serra de Cavalls.

Serra de la Vall
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Serra de La Vall rising behind Benissanet
Highest point
Elevation450.8 m (1,479 ft)
Coordinates41°4′47.93″N 0°31′19.34″E / 41.0799806°N 0.5220389°E / 41.0799806; 0.5220389Coordinates: 41°4′47.93″N 0°31′19.34″E / 41.0799806°N 0.5220389°E / 41.0799806; 0.5220389
Geography
Serra de la Vall is located in Catalonia
Serra de la Vall
Serra de la Vall
Parent rangeCatalan Pre-Coastal Range
Geology
Mountain typeLimestone
Climbing
Easiest routeDrive from Benissanet

In the valley formed between this range and the Serra de Cavalls there is an ancient castle known as Torre de la Vall.[3]

Recent historyEdit

These mountains, along with Serra de Pàndols and Serra de Cavalls further south, as well as the Serra de la Fatarella in the north, were the scenario of bloody battles during the Battle of the Ebro in the Spanish Civil War (1936 - 39). The Ebro Battle was also the last action of the International Brigades, who were withdrawn midway through it.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SBHAC 123a Brigada Mixta
  2. ^ "Mapa Topogràfic de Catalunya". Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya. Retrieved 2016. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ Ribera d'Ebre - Salillas.net
  4. ^ The Battle of the Ebro in one day Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine

BibliographyEdit

  • Jaume Aguadé i Sordé, El diari de guerra de Lluís Randé i Inglés; Batalles del Segre i de l’Ebre i camps de concentració (abril 1938 - juliol 1939), El Tinter ISBN 84-9791-082-6

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