Mora de Ebro is located on the right bank of the Ebro, the passage between the Donkey and Barrufemes the center of the basin called Mora. The town is the capital of the region of the Ebro basin and extends over 48 km2, where more than 6,000 people. Mora de Ebro reached via the N-420, C-12 and T-324.
The oldest settlement in the municipality, documented to date back 6,000 years ago and is situated in the Neolithic period, particularly in the culture of pit graves, documented by Dr. Bosch Gimpera a burial located during construction of bridge arches. The presence of Iberian culture was located in the town on the remains found around the ordeal. The Romans still retains vestiges of a Roman villa Emportells, located near the river, the path of the Senio, where the municipal limit Mora de Ebro Benissanet. The Arabs left a strong imprint on the local life: farms (Sovarrec), wheat land industry (mills ship) crafts pottery ... not forgetting the castle, which was part of the defensive line of the Ebro. The reconquest of this took place in 1153 with the help of mind of Barcelona, Ramon Berenguer IV. During the Middle Ages, the town was part of the Barony called Entenza, who starred in a significant fight against the Templars Miravet and Asco, which dominated the right bank of the river. This fight caused severe damage to the region, and did so after the war: the Reapers, the Succession of the French, the Spanish Civil War and Carlin. Other crucial events that affected the future of the region and Mora were the expulsion of the Moors, in 1610, and the segregation of Farmhouses in Mora, in 1830.
Currently, Mora de Ebro is a thriving and growing steadily. Service center, where we find the industrial estate and the Verdeguera New Roads. The local economy is mainly based on commerce and services, it also relies on the auxiliary industry and the fur and, to a lesser extent, agriculture. The town has a long history of association with numerous organizations with a cultural and sports, among other features, the Yacht Club, Tennis Club, a sports hall, the Municipal Sports Field, public swimming pools, playgrounds, the shooting, the Circuit de Mora County Library, the Municipal Theatre, the Municipal School of Music and Dance, the place of St. Jerome, instead of camping and leisure, where the chapels of St. Jerome and St. Madrona and the monument to the Sardana John Segu, all under the shade of centuries-old cypress trees at the foot of the Picossa. Other attractions are: the natural Aubadera the bullring carved into the rock, the medieval castle crowns the town promenade Bridge, Calvary, the sports center, Plaza de Dalt in the center of Mora de Ebro, with the statue of the sculptor son of the town, Julio Antonio work done by sculptor Morenci, James Costa, the house Montagut eighteenth century, and the convent of the Minimes, with Church of the Sacred Heart, among other interesting buildings.
The festival is held the last weekend of August, but throughout the year, numerous activities and events make themselves a big business: the Blackberry Moorish, medieval fair held in the second half of July; ebrenca Book Fair and the Fair and Literary Entertainment, in June, the Theatre Amateur Cazafir, fair dedicated to the world of hunting that takes place in early September, the Christmas Fair and the Good Price, engaged in commerce, among others. The most important equipment that generates more activity in the municipality and is the flow of people Mora d'Ebre Hospital, interregional level. Other important services are the County Council, the schools, the fire station, the residence of the elderly, the regional office of the DARP, the Regional Services Highways and Family Welfare Bureau, the OTG etc..
Currently, Mora de Ebro, due to its excellent geographical location, demographic momentum alive with the expansion of the urban area of the town. Two of the new facilities that have been built are the Regional Archive Ribera d'Ebre and indoor pool. The most important shortcomings that affect the present and the future capital of the Ebro basin are lack of industrial land, lack of services and tourism assets, the degradation of the historic town and the shortcomings of municipal services (lighting, sewers, asphalt and sidewalks ...). Given these needs, the current council is working hard to remedy these shortcomings and to boost the city economically.
But the development of the municipality does not end here, its potential beyond thanks to the artistic tradition of its villagers. Mora de Ebro has been the birthplace of renowned sculptors as Antonio Julio, Carles Mani, James Costa, Ramon Ferrer Feliu Subirats. This has become so important to the town need to have a cultural center where it can be admired his work and remembered his personal and artistic.
Text taken from the website http://www.moradebre.cat