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Spain Travel Guide: Everything You Need To Know Just Before You Go

A single significant exception is the Rio Ebro, which flows eastward to the Mediterranean. Rivers in the extreme northwest and in the narrow northern coastal plain drain straight into the Atlantic Ocean. The northwestern coastline is also truncated by rias, waterbodies similar to fjords. Zumalacárregui resuscitated the Carlist trigger, and by 1835 had driven the Cristino armies to the Ebro River and transformed the Carlist army from a demoralized band into a qualified army of 30,000 of top quality superior to the government forces. His victory at the Battle of Luchana turned the tide of the war, and in 1839,...