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

Our Food Guide to El Puerto
See all

Beach Vibes Only
See all

Must-Visit Places in El Puerto
See all

All you can do in El Puerto de Santa Maria

More Option

Cancel
Castle of San Marcos and Bodega Caballero
  • €€€

Castle of San Marcos and Bodega Caballero

The Castle of San Marcos is one of the historical symbols in El Puerto de Santa María (Province of Cadiz, Spain). It has Roman origin and was an important Muslim location. It forges its legend after...
The Castle of San Marcos is one of the historical symbols in El Puerto de Santa María (Province of Cadiz,...
Be the first to review!

Castle of San Marcos and Bodega Caballero


3 Plaza Alfonso X el Sabio 11500 El Puerto de Santa María Cádiz, España El Puerto de Santa María 11500
The Castle of San Marcos is one of the historical symbols in El Puerto de Santa María (Province of Cadiz, Spain). It has Roman origin and was an important Muslim location. It forges its legend after the reconquest of the city as a religious and defensive building. This happened after the appearance of the Virgin...
Be the first to review!
  • €€€

Babaloo
  • €€€

Babaloo

Babaloo is a pub in El Puerto de Santa Maria (Province of Cadiz, Andalusia) that offers a wide selection of whiskey, rum and gin. However, they have a strong point: more than 50 varieties of beer....
Babaloo is a pub in El Puerto de Santa Maria (Province of Cadiz, Andalusia) that offers a wide selection of...
Be the first to review!

Babaloo


Carretera de Fuentebravía , CC El Ancla Local 15 11500 El Puerto de Santa María El Puerto de Santa Maria 11500
Babaloo is a pub in El Puerto de Santa Maria (Province of Cadiz, Andalusia) that offers a wide selection of whiskey, rum and gin. However, they have a strong point: more than 50 varieties of beer. Coffee is also one of their specialities. Enjoy an original Irish coffee, the most desired drink here in the...
Be the first to review!
  • €€€

Restaurante Romerijo
  • €€€€

Restaurante Romerijo

Restaurante Romerijo is a family business that has a long tradition of offering quality seafood. It has become, by its own merits, one of the culinary references in El Puerto de Santa María. The...
Restaurante Romerijo is a family business that has a long tradition of offering quality seafood. It has...
Be the first to review!

Restaurante Romerijo


Calle José Antonio Romero Zarazaga 1 El Puerto de Santa María 11500
Restaurante Romerijo is a family business that has a long tradition of offering quality seafood. It has become, by its own merits, one of the culinary references in El Puerto de Santa María. The expansion and commercial development of the most popular culinary area of ​​the city, La Ribera del Marisco, is also thanks to...
Be the first to review!
  • €€€€

Restaurante Toro Tapas
  • €€€€

Restaurante Toro Tapas

Restaurante Toro Tapas is a restaurant in El Puerto de Santa Maria that opened in 2016. It is part of the Bodegas Osborne Wine Tourism complex, located in the historic city. A visit to this...
Restaurante Toro Tapas is a restaurant in El Puerto de Santa Maria that opened in 2016. It is part of the...
Be the first to review!

Restaurante Toro Tapas


Caller los Moros 7, 11500 El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz) El Puerto de Santa María 11500
Restaurante Toro Tapas is a restaurant in El Puerto de Santa Maria that opened in 2016. It is part of the Bodegas Osborne Wine Tourism complex, located in the historic city. A visit to this restaurant allows you to enjoy a unique dining experience in a spectacular setting. A part of the winery in the...
Be the first to review!
  • €€€€

El Faro de El Puerto
  • €€€€

El Faro de El Puerto

In an old stately home in El Puerto de Santa María we find Restaurante El Faro de El Puerto. It has become one of the culinary references of the area. This has been so thanks to its determined...
In an old stately home in El Puerto de Santa María we find Restaurante El Faro de El Puerto. It has become...
Be the first to review!

El Faro de El Puerto


Avda. de Fuenterrabía, Km. 0.5. El Puerto de Santa María 11500
In an old stately home in El Puerto de Santa María we find Restaurante El Faro de El Puerto. It has become one of the culinary references of the area. This has been so thanks to its determined commitment to Andalusian haute cuisine and the best products that Cadiz provides, as well as its experienced...
Be the first to review!
  • €€€€

Circular

Circular

Do you feel like knowing El Puerto de Santa María in a totally different and sustainable way? Find out step by step how to carry out the Circular bike route. We start at the Reception and...
Do you feel like knowing El Puerto de Santa María in a totally different and sustainable way? Find out step...
Be the first to review!

Circular


El Puerto de Santa María, España
Do you feel like knowing El Puerto de Santa María in a totally different and sustainable way? Find out step by step how to carry out the Circular bike route. We start at the Reception and Information Centre (CRI) and head towards the old N-IV road to cross it. Take the cycle path to Calderón...
Be the first to review!

El Puerto de Santa María Coast and Urban Area

El Puerto de Santa María Coast and Urban Area

Do you fancy a bike route along the Coast and Urban Area of ​​El Puerto de Santa María (Province of Cádiz)? Then put on your helmet and let’s go! Start at the Reception and Information...
Do you fancy a bike route along the Coast and Urban Area of ​​El Puerto de Santa María (Province of...
Be the first to review!

El Puerto de Santa María Coast and Urban Area


El Puerto de Santa María, España
Do you fancy a bike route along the Coast and Urban Area of ​​El Puerto de Santa María (Province of Cádiz)? Then put on your helmet and let’s go! Start at the Reception and Information Centre (CRI in Spanish) and head towards the old N-IV to cross it. We take the bike path to Parque...
Be the first to review!

El Puerto de Santa Maria Endorheic Basin

El Puerto de Santa Maria Endorheic Basin

The El Puerto de Santa Maria Endorheic Basin is composed of three lagoons: Salada, Chica and Juncosa Lagoons. The Salada Lagoon is the largest one and, just like the Chica Lagoon, it dries up in the...
The El Puerto de Santa Maria Endorheic Basin is composed of three lagoons: Salada, Chica and Juncosa Lagoons....
Be the first to review!

El Puerto de Santa Maria Endorheic Basin


El Puerto de Santa María
The El Puerto de Santa Maria Endorheic Basin is composed of three lagoons: Salada, Chica and Juncosa Lagoons. The Salada Lagoon is the largest one and, just like the Chica Lagoon, it dries up in the summertime. However, they are kept flooded during all the seasons in high rainfall years. The Juncosa lagoon, due to...
Be the first to review!

Casa Palacio de Araníbar

Casa Palacio de Araníbar

The Casa Palacio de Araníbar (Palace of Araníbar), from the 17th century, preserves a remarkable coffered ceiling of Moorish origin with geometric shapes. It is one of the best examples of Houses...
The Casa Palacio de Araníbar (Palace of Araníbar), from the 17th century, preserves a remarkable coffered...
Be the first to review!

Casa Palacio de Araníbar


Palacio de Aranibar, Plaza Alfonso X el Sabio, El Puerto de Santa María, España
The Casa Palacio de Araníbar (Palace of Araníbar), from the 17th century, preserves a remarkable coffered ceiling of Moorish origin with geometric shapes. It is one of the best examples of Houses belonging to the so called Chargers to the Indies. The Captain Juan de Araníbar Alberro, born in San Sebastián and of Navarrese origin,...
Be the first to review!

Pub O’Donoghue’s El Puerto
  • €€€

Pub O’Donoghue’s El Puerto

O’Donoghue’s El Puerto has a wide choice of gin, rum and whiskey and an incredible number of beers. Approximately 50 different varieties can be found here. You should try one of their...
O’Donoghue’s El Puerto has a wide choice of gin, rum and whiskey and an incredible number of...
Be the first to review!

Pub O’Donoghue’s El Puerto


6 Calle Misericordia 11500 El Puerto de Santa María El Puerto de Santa Maria
O’Donoghue’s El Puerto has a wide choice of gin, rum and whiskey and an incredible number of beers. Approximately 50 different varieties can be found here. You should try one of their legendary Irish coffees. These are one of the most ordered drinks in the afternoon. At O’Donoghue’s El Puerto, sporting events such as Spanish...
Be the first to review!
  • €€€

Copyright Tudestino S.C. - 2021
Sitemap