Tudela, Navarre

Tudela is a region in the south of Navarra (Spain ) located at 275 m altitude in the Ebro valley town with 35 369 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013). The city is dominated by the Monument of the Sacred Heart, which was built on the ruins. In the historic center you can still feel the atmosphere of the former Moorish, Jewish ( aljama ) and Christian inhabitants. In Tudela, the famous poet Judah ha -Levi, Abraham ibn Ezra the scholar and the rabbi Benjamin of Tudela were born, the latter best known for his trip around the world him. From 1160, about 100 years before Marco Polo, brought to Persia Tudela is the center of wine production in the growing area of Navarra. The city was from 1784 until the Concordat of 1851 the seat of a Catholic diocese.



  • Mauléon- Licharre, France ( 1965)
  • Tiberias, Israel ( 1984)
  • Mont -de- Marsan, France ( 1986)
  • Coquimbo, Chile (2006, as " digital partnership" )

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Judah ha -Levi (1075-1141), Jewish philosopher
  • Abraham ibn Ezra (1092-1167), Jewish scholar and writer
  • Benjamin of Tudela, the Jewish traveler of the 12th century
  • Rafael Moneo ( b. 1937 ), Spanish architect
  • Ismael Urzaiz (born 1971 ), Spanish footballer

The Ebro in Tudela

The Cathedral of Santa María