Our travel guide to Chipiona

Chipiona is a fishing village that is located very close to the mouth of the Guadalquivir and Doñana. Its beaches, its culinary offer and accommodation make this city one of the favourite summer destinations of the Cadiz coast. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Chipiona you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

A fascinating spot

The monumental legacy of the town is a true reflection of its genuine historical evolution, tracing its origins to the Roman Empire. The castle was ordered to be built by Guzmán el Bueno, and was completed by the Ponce de Leóns in the 14th century.

Its most emblematic building is, without a doubt, the Virgen de Regla Sanctuary, which exhales a neo-Gothic breath. Built on an old fortress, today it belongs to the Franciscan order and houses the patron saint of Chipiona. Other buildings of interest are the Church of Nuestra Señora de la O (sixteenth to seventeenth centuries), the Chapel of Cristo de la Misericordia and the Sanatorium of Santa Clara (first maritime sanatorium of Spain).

Its famous lighthouse was rebuilt on the ruins of the ancient Roman lighthouse. Commanded to build by order of Quinto Servilius, it guided the navigators to the Guadalquivir and helped the ships escape from the dangers of the Piedra Salmedina, which caused numerous shipwrecks. It is built on Punta del Perro, separating the beaches of Las Canteras and Regla. Built in 1867 by engineer Jaime Font, it is the highest lighthouse in Spain (69 metres high). The hill on which it is located is a magnificent viewpoint.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Chipiona is an important summer destination. The promenades of the beaches of Regla and Las Canteras, lively and bustling, are full of terraces on which to sit and enjoy the seaview while tasting the famous local muscatel. Its beaches (Regla, del Camarón / Tres Piedras, Cruz del Mar, Las Canteras, Montijo and La Ballena) have been awarded with the Blue Flags to the Clean Seas of Europe since 1989. They are the perfect setting for water sports, which can also be practised in the modern marina.

You cannot miss its famous Fishing Weirs, which catch the crustaceans and mollusks at low tide, later caught by fishermen.

Main Activities: Beaches, Wine Tourism.
Content source: Texts and photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Chipiona

Chipiona is a fishing village that is located very close to the mouth of the Guadalquivir and Doñana. Its beaches, its culinary offer and accommodation make this city one of the favourite summer destinations of the Cadiz coast. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Chipiona you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

A fascinating spot

The monumental legacy of the town is a true reflection of its genuine historical evolution, tracing its origins to the Roman Empire. The castle was ordered to be built by Guzmán el Bueno, and was completed by the Ponce de Leóns in the 14th century.

Its most emblematic building is, without a doubt, the Virgen de Regla Sanctuary, which exhales a neo-Gothic breath. Built on an old fortress, today it belongs to the Franciscan order and houses the patron saint of Chipiona. Other buildings of interest are the Church of Nuestra Señora de la O (sixteenth to seventeenth centuries), the Chapel of Cristo de la Misericordia and the Sanatorium of Santa Clara (first maritime sanatorium of Spain).

Its famous lighthouse was rebuilt on the ruins of the ancient Roman lighthouse. Commanded to build by order of Quinto Servilius, it guided the navigators to the Guadalquivir and helped the ships escape from the dangers of the Piedra Salmedina, which caused numerous shipwrecks. It is built on Punta del Perro, separating the beaches of Las Canteras and Regla. Built in 1867 by engineer Jaime Font, it is the highest lighthouse in Spain (69 metres high). The hill on which it is located is a magnificent viewpoint.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Chipiona is an important summer destination. The promenades of the beaches of Regla and Las Canteras, lively and bustling, are full of terraces on which to sit and enjoy the seaview while tasting the famous local muscatel. Its beaches (Regla, del Camarón / Tres Piedras, Cruz del Mar, Las Canteras, Montijo and La Ballena) have been awarded with the Blue Flags to the Clean Seas of Europe since 1989. They are the perfect setting for water sports, which can also be practised in the modern marina.

You cannot miss its famous Fishing Weirs, which catch the crustaceans and mollusks at low tide, later caught by fishermen.

Main Activities: Beaches, Wine Tourism.
Content source: Texts and photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club
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Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club

Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club is a house right at Las Tres Piedras Beach, in Chipiona. This oasis of tranquility was founded by Jose Luis Gil Passolas. Its extraordinary location, the elegant décor...
Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club is a house right at Las Tres Piedras Beach, in Chipiona. This oasis of...
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Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club


Ajedrez Beach Club - Casa al Mar, Calle Miramar, Chipiona, España
Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club is a house right at Las Tres Piedras Beach, in Chipiona. This oasis of tranquility was founded by Jose Luis Gil Passolas. Its extraordinary location, the elegant décor of its different rooms and its exclusive atmosphere differentiate it from any other restaurant in the area. At this restaurant you can take...
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Playa de las Canteras

Playa de las Canteras

Playa de Las Canteras, in Chipiona, is small in size (around 500 metres) and is located next to the town’s Lighthouse. Urban beach, rocky, with medium-high occupancy and a calm level of waves....
Playa de Las Canteras, in Chipiona, is small in size (around 500 metres) and is located next to the...
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Playa de las Canteras


Playa de las Canteras, Paseo de las Canteras, Chipiona, España
Playa de Las Canteras, in Chipiona, is small in size (around 500 metres) and is located next to the town’s Lighthouse. Urban beach, rocky, with medium-high occupancy and a calm level of waves. With a good level of service, it is not highly recommended for swimming but it is ideal for diving. The promenade has...
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Costa Ballena Coastline’s Corredor Verde

Costa Ballena Coastline’s Corredor Verde

The Costa Ballena Coastline’s Corredor Verde hiking trail runs along the coastal ecosystem of southern Chipiona. It does so through the servitude of transit and protection of the...
The Costa Ballena Coastline’s Corredor Verde hiking trail runs along the coastal ecosystem of southern...
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Costa Ballena Coastline’s Corredor Verde


Chipiona, España
The Costa Ballena Coastline’s Corredor Verde hiking trail runs along the coastal ecosystem of southern Chipiona. It does so through the servitude of transit and protection of the Maritime-Terrestrial Public Domain. It connects the Nature Interpretative Centre with the Costa Ballena residential area. In addition, the route runs through wooden walkways that allow the longitudinal...
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El Volapié
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El Volapié

On Isaac Peral Street, in Chipiona, we find El Volapié. This lovely bar that resembles a tavern has a bar space, tables and a terrace in one of the best known spots of the city. El Volapié Bar has...
On Isaac Peral Street, in Chipiona, we find El Volapié. This lovely bar that resembles a tavern has a bar...
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El Volapié


12, Calle Isaac Peral, 10 Chipiona 11550
On Isaac Peral Street, in Chipiona, we find El Volapié. This lovely bar that resembles a tavern has a bar space, tables and a terrace in one of the best known spots of the city. El Volapié Bar has a different culinary offer than you won’t find in the rest of tapas bars in the...
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Nuestra Señora de la O Parish Church

Nuestra Señora de la O Parish Church

Nuestra Señora de la O Parish Church is a beautiful temple in Gothic style built in the 16th century in Chipiona. It is believed that it was formerly an Arabic mosque, and that the remains of these...
Nuestra Señora de la O Parish Church is a beautiful temple in Gothic style built in the 16th century in...
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Nuestra Señora de la O Parish Church


Parroquia De Nuestra Señora De La O, Calle Fray Baldomero González, Chipiona, España
Nuestra Señora de la O Parish Church is a beautiful temple in Gothic style built in the 16th century in Chipiona. It is believed that it was formerly an Arabic mosque, and that the remains of these lay bellow. The current appearance of the Church is the result of reforms that took place at the...
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Chiringuito Ohana 3 piedras
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Chiringuito Ohana 3 piedras

In one of the best locations on the 3 Piedras beach in Chipiona, we find this ideal place to enjoy a day with family or friends at the beach. The beach bar Ohana 3 Piedras offers a varied gastronomic...
In one of the best locations on the 3 Piedras beach in Chipiona, we find this ideal place to enjoy a day with...
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Chiringuito Ohana 3 piedras


Ohana Tres Piedras, De las Tres Piedras, España
In one of the best locations on the 3 Piedras beach in Chipiona, we find this ideal place to enjoy a day with family or friends at the beach. The beach bar Ohana 3 Piedras offers a varied gastronomic offer where you can enjoy the excellent local cuisine, its best raw materials, recipes that blend...
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Rocío Jurado Mausoleum

Rocío Jurado Mausoleum

The Rocío Jurado Mausoleum is a tribute from the town of Chipiona to its international local star. It is located in the Cemetery of San Jose, in the city centre. It consists of a sculpture of the...
The Rocío Jurado Mausoleum is a tribute from the town of Chipiona to its international local star. It is...
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Rocío Jurado Mausoleum


Mausoleo Rocio Jurado, Chipiona, España
The Rocío Jurado Mausoleum is a tribute from the town of Chipiona to its international local star. It is located in the Cemetery of San Jose, in the city centre. It consists of a sculpture of the artist made out of bronze on a stepped marble structure. A glass pyramid crowns the piece. It represents...
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Playa de Cruz del Mar

Playa de Cruz del Mar

Playa de Cruz del Mar, in Chipiona, has an area of ​​slightly less than 1 kilometre. It is located in the same town, in the southern part of the port. This is a city beach of thick and golden...
Playa de Cruz del Mar, in Chipiona, has an area of ​​slightly less than 1 kilometre. It is located in the...
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Playa de Cruz del Mar


Playa Cruz del Mar, España
Playa de Cruz del Mar, in Chipiona, has an area of ​​slightly less than 1 kilometre. It is located in the same town, in the southern part of the port. This is a city beach of thick and golden sand with a very high degree of occupancy and usually calm water level. It owes its...
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Chipiona Fishing Weirs

Chipiona Fishing Weirs

The Chipiona Fishing Weirs are enclosed areas surrounded by a wall of porous stone. These were built by hand and distributed along the Cádiz coastline. They form a unique landscape, legacy of a...
The Chipiona Fishing Weirs are enclosed areas surrounded by a wall of porous stone. These were built by hand...
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Chipiona Fishing Weirs


Chipiona
The Chipiona Fishing Weirs are enclosed areas surrounded by a wall of porous stone. These were built by hand and distributed along the Cádiz coastline. They form a unique landscape, legacy of a rural fishing culture many centuries old. It was presumably Roman or Arabic. The stones are joined by a marine conglomeration, ostiones (a genus...
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Caminos Rurales de Rota

Caminos Rurales de Rota

The trail of the Caminos Rurales de Rota (“Rural Roads of Rota”) allows to know the rustic area of ​​the municipality of Rota, between the main city centre and Costa Ballena....
The trail of the Caminos Rurales de Rota (“Rural Roads of Rota”) allows to know the rustic area...
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Caminos Rurales de Rota


Rota, España
The trail of the Caminos Rurales de Rota (“Rural Roads of Rota”) allows to know the rustic area of ​​the municipality of Rota, between the main city centre and Costa Ballena. Throughout the trail, you will find the typical crops of the region; like vineyards, sunflowers, tomatoes or pumpkins. However, it also depends on the...
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