Our guide to visit El Puerto de Santa María

El Puerto de Santa Maria, the city of 100 palaces, is a seafaring city and one of the favourite summer destinations in the province of Cádiz. Its culinary, leisure and hospitality offer, its magnificent wineries and its beaches make you want to visit it over and over again. Thanks to this Travel Guide to El Puerto de Santa María you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

A fascinating history

This bright and open city is located at the mouth of the Guadalete River. The valuable archaeological remains found in the Poblado de Doña Blanca (10th-3rd centuries BC) show their antiquity. It reached its maximum splendour in the 18th century, being known as the “City of One Hundred Palaces”. Some of these beautiful baroque palaces are still admirable for the most part. The House-Palace of Vizarrón (Casa de las Cadenas), the House-Palace of Reinoso Mendoza (City Hall), the House-Palace of Aranibar, the House-Palace of Valdivieso, the Palace of Purullena, the House of the Varela…

One of its most emblematic buildings is the Castle of San Marcos (X-XIV centuries), Arab mosque in its origin and beautiful fortress today. It is joined by the Monastery of la Victoria and the Priory Major Church (both Gothic). Of its civil architecture, the Lonja, the San Juan de Dios Hospital and the Fuente de las Galeras stand out.

Wineries and Beaches

Visiting its famous wineries is a must. These wines will later go perfectly with succulent fish and shellfish in such typical places as Ribera del Marisco. El Puerto is the recreation centre of the bay. This place is lively all year long, but the best time is summer.

Its beaches (Levante-Los Toruños, Valdelagrana, La Puntilla, Caleta de Agua, Santa Catalina and Fuentebravía) are ideal for water sports. Its modern sports facilities and the wide range of leisure and restaurants make it a first-class tourist destination.

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

Our guide to visit El Puerto de Santa María

El Puerto de Santa Maria, the city of 100 palaces, is a seafaring city and one of the favourite summer destinations in the province of Cádiz. Its culinary, leisure and hospitality offer, its magnificent wineries and its beaches make you want to visit it over and over again. Thanks to this Travel Guide to El Puerto de Santa María you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

A fascinating history

This bright and open city is located at the mouth of the Guadalete River. The valuable archaeological remains found in the Poblado de Doña Blanca (10th-3rd centuries BC) show their antiquity. It reached its maximum splendour in the 18th century, being known as the “City of One Hundred Palaces”. Some of these beautiful baroque palaces are still admirable for the most part. The House-Palace of Vizarrón (Casa de las Cadenas), the House-Palace of Reinoso Mendoza (City Hall), the House-Palace of Aranibar, the House-Palace of Valdivieso, the Palace of Purullena, the House of the Varela…

One of its most emblematic buildings is the Castle of San Marcos (X-XIV centuries), Arab mosque in its origin and beautiful fortress today. It is joined by the Monastery of la Victoria and the Priory Major Church (both Gothic). Of its civil architecture, the Lonja, the San Juan de Dios Hospital and the Fuente de las Galeras stand out.

Wineries and Beaches

Visiting its famous wineries is a must. These wines will later go perfectly with succulent fish and shellfish in such typical places as Ribera del Marisco. El Puerto is the recreation centre of the bay. This place is lively all year long, but the best time is summer.

Its beaches (Levante-Los Toruños, Valdelagrana, La Puntilla, Caleta de Agua, Santa Catalina and Fuentebravía) are ideal for water sports. Its modern sports facilities and the wide range of leisure and restaurants make it a first-class tourist destination.

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

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Castle of San Marcos and Bodega Caballero
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Babaloo
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El Faro de El Puerto
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El Faro de El Puerto

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El Faro de El Puerto


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Doña Blanca Archaeological Site

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