Guide to the cultural events and entertainment in Rota, Province of Cádiz. Cultural tours, tourist guides, shows. Explore the best of culture in Rota.

The best of culture in Rota

Rota is coastal town in the Province of Cádiz. There are some interesting things to see here. Keep on reading!

Rota boasts a wealth of items of great cultural value: castles, the corrales de pesca (fishing weirs), cuisine and history. An enriching experience for all!

All this will undoubtly make you enjoy your visit to Rota, especially if you are a culture lover. The history of Rota is stricly related to its culture, as the influence of different peoples going through the region during its long history has left its mark on the great majority of towns of the province.

What is more, the local cuisine is undoubtedly part of its culture. When you visit the Province of Cadiz, trying the typical local food is something that you must do.

Rota is renowned for the less “tangible” culture: for example, flamenco. If you visit Rota you should definitely attend some live flamenco show. It won’t leave you indifferent!

So if you are a real culture aficionado, Rota is waiting for you. Don’t hesitate to check out our website TUDESTINO to find all useful info about Rota!

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Church of El Carmen in Rota

Church of El Carmen in Rota

The Church of El Carmen in Rota, from the 18th century, was also called “The Cilla House”. It was so because of being the place where the tithe was stored. Built of simple forms, it was...
The Church of El Carmen in Rota, from the 18th century, was also called “The Cilla House”. It was...
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Church of El Carmen in Rota


Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Calle Calvario, Rota, España
The Church of El Carmen in Rota, from the 18th century, was also called “The Cilla House”. It was so because of being the place where the tithe was stored. Built of simple forms, it was built around a central rectangular patio that distributes different naves within a cloister. After several reforms, it was completed...
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Mercado Central de Rota

Mercado Central de Rota

The Mercado Central de Rota (Market of Rota), from 1928, is distributed around a central arcaded patio. It originally had stalls selling meat, fish, eggs, vegetable and fruits. There were also coffee...
The Mercado Central de Rota (Market of Rota), from 1928, is distributed around a central arcaded patio. It...
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Mercado Central de Rota


Calle Compás del Convento, Rota, España
The Mercado Central de Rota (Market of Rota), from 1928, is distributed around a central arcaded patio. It originally had stalls selling meat, fish, eggs, vegetable and fruits. There were also coffee stalls and municipal and veterinary inspection. In 1962, it was extended with a second floor. In 2008, the reopening of the cloister-yard public...
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Church of Nuestra Señora de la O

Church of Nuestra Señora de la O

The Church of Nuestra Señora de la O is a 16th century temple located in Rota that combines various styles. These are Gothic, Elizabethan, Plateresque, Baroque and Renaissance. The exterior has a...
The Church of Nuestra Señora de la O is a 16th century temple located in Rota that combines various styles....
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Church of Nuestra Señora de la O


Parroquia Nuestra Señora de la O, Plaza Bartolomé Pérez, Rota, España
The Church of Nuestra Señora de la O is a 16th century temple located in Rota that combines various styles. These are Gothic, Elizabethan, Plateresque, Baroque and Renaissance. The exterior has a sober appearance. Inside, the central nave (of late Gothic style), the choir and different chapels stand out, especially highlighting the main...
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Torre de la Merced

Torre de la Merced

Torre de la Merced belonged to the former Convent of La Merced. It is the only architectural remnant that remains of it. The original building was completely destroyed by the earthquake that struck...
Torre de la Merced belonged to the former Convent of La Merced. It is the only architectural remnant that...
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Torre de la Merced


Torre de Merced, Calle Compás del Convento, Rota, España
Torre de la Merced belonged to the former Convent of La Merced. It is the only architectural remnant that remains of it. The original building was completely destroyed by the earthquake that struck Rota in 1722. The current Tower, built in its place, is square at its bottom and octagonal at the top. Crowned with...
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Church of San Roque

Church of San Roque

The origin of the Church of San Roque goes to a small chapel on the outskirts of the town of Rota. The current church, from the mid-17th century, consists of three separate naves. Inside you will...
The origin of the Church of San Roque goes to a small chapel on the outskirts of the town of Rota. The...
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Church of San Roque


Plaza de San Roque, 7, Rota, España
The origin of the Church of San Roque goes to a small chapel on the outskirts of the town of Rota. The current church, from the mid-17th century, consists of three separate naves. Inside you will find the statue of San Roque, who interceded for the people of Rota in times of misery and...
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Castillo de Luna
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Castillo de Luna

The Castillo de Luna (“Moon Castle”) was built in the 13th century on a Muslim fortified convent or ribat. It is rectangular shaped and features five Battlement towers. Also, it has been...
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Castillo de Luna


Castillo de Luna, Calle Cuna, Rota, España
The Castillo de Luna (“Moon Castle”) was built in the 13th century on a Muslim fortified convent or ribat. It is rectangular shaped and features five Battlement towers. Also, it has been home to the Ponce de León family. This fortress is a symbol for the people from Rota. Moreover, it has had throughout its...
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Church of La Caridad

Church of La Caridad

The Church of La Caridad is one of the greatest examples of the Baroque style that can be found in Rota. Inside, the main altarpiece from the 18th century, part of the main altar by Mr. Diego...
The Church of La Caridad is one of the greatest examples of the Baroque style that can be found in Rota....
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Church of La Caridad


Capilla de la Caridad, Plaza Andalucía, Rota, España
The Church of La Caridad is one of the greatest examples of the Baroque style that can be found in Rota. Inside, the main altarpiece from the 18th century, part of the main altar by Mr. Diego Roldán, is noteworthy. In the centre of it, the statue of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores with the...
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Arco de Regla

Arco de Regla

Arco de Regla is the old gateway to the neighbouring city of Chipiona. It is also known as Puerta de la Carne (“Meat Gate”), since here they used to sell and buy meat and other...
Arco de Regla is the old gateway to the neighbouring city of Chipiona. It is also known as Puerta de la Carne...
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Arco de Regla


Calle Higuereta, Rota, España
Arco de Regla is the old gateway to the neighbouring city of Chipiona. It is also known as Puerta de la Carne (“Meat Gate”), since here they used to sell and buy meat and other derivatives. It belongs to the old Islamic wall that surrounded the city of...
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