What to See in Rota

What to See in Rota
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Find out what to see in Rota and outskirts. Find here all the information of the best places to see and the most popular places to visit with the best recommendations. The only specialised website in the Province of Cádiz.


In Rota there are many things to see because of its geographical location, being surrounded by a great diversity of beaches.

Among the urban beaches offered by Rota are El Rompidillo / El Chorrillo beach and La Costilla beach. Both have a promenade and tourist services such as gastronomic, leisure and active tourism activities.

The natural beach par excellence is the beach of Piedras Gordas / La Almadraba, a place of great scenic beauty.

The natural beach of Punta Candor and the beach of La Ballena are of great extension and with many services, being two beaches with great tourist activity and very familiar. Between the two beaches is Aguadulce beach.

The Corrales de Rota (Fishing Weirs) are a point of tourist interest for nature lovers. You can get to know there the marine and historical heritage of Rota.

The most important historical buildings are the 18th-century Castillo de Luna, a building with great architectural value; and the Torre de la Merced, with beautiful views.

The cultural visit ends with religious buildings, such as the Church of Nuestra Señora de la O, a temple of various architectural styles and of great importance for the people. Other historical points of interest are the Church of la Caridad, the Church of San Roque, and the Church of El Carmen.

The Central Market of Rota, of 1928, has great cultural value for the municipality. When walking its streets and squares you can discover unique spots such as the Arco de Regla, a magnificent monument very relevant from a historical point of view.

On TUDESTINO we want to offer you all the information to discover the cultural richness of the municipalities of the Province of Cádiz.

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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 stalls and municipal and veterinary inspection. In 1962, it was extended with a second floor. In 2008, the reopening of the cloister-yard public...

Rota Fishing Weirs
The Rota Fishing Weirs are small plots installed in the sea which represent a traditional way to leverage resources from the Roman period. Rota remodelled this activity building archaic fish farms. In these, fish, cuttlefish and octopus entered at high tide, trapped in the stone cages when the tide goes back down. Then they are...

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 home to the Ponce de León family. This fortress is a symbol for the people from Rota. Moreover, it has had throughout its...

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 Roldán, is noteworthy. In the centre of it, the statue of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores with the...

Playa de Aguadulce / Peginas
Playa de Aguadulce / Peginas, in Rota, is approximately 1.5 kilometres long. With fine golden sand, it is a semi-wild beach, somewhat isolated and with little influx of visitors. It is located between cliffs and dunes. The waves are medium and strong, so at low tide it is advisable to wear footwear to avoid stones...

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 Rota in 1722. The current Tower, built in its place, is square at its bottom and octagonal at the top. Crowned with...

Playa de Piedras Gordas/La Almadraba
Playa de Piedras Gordas or La Almadraba, in Rota, is a golden fine sand beach with beautiful waters. It has a length of approximately two and a half kilometres. It also has a wonderful pine forest and access ramps that directly overlook the sand. On the beach you will find several hotels and tourist apartments...

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 sober appearance. Inside, the central nave (of late Gothic style), the choir and different chapels stand out, especially highlighting the main...

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 built around a central rectangular patio that distributes different naves within a cloister. After several reforms, it was completed...

Playa de Punta Candor
Playa de Punta Candor, in Rota, is a beach of approximately one and a half kilometres of fine golden sand. It is very easy to access this beach by car, as it has a large public car park. In addition, it has several ramps that pass between the dunes until reaching the sand, essential for...

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