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.

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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Babaloo
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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...
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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...
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BugaBuggy

BugaBuggy

Let’s imagine you go on holiday in the province of Cadiz with your children. Obviously, you want to enjoy a more comfortable trip, without having to carry a baby pram, travel cot or any other...
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BugaBuggy


- C/ Villa Romana, n 18 Urbanización Villanueva 11510, PUERTO REAL Puerto Real 11510
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Castle of San Marcos and Bodega Caballero
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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,...
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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...
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Restaurante Toro Tapas
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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...
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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...
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Restaurante Romerijo
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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...
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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...
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El Faro de El Puerto
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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...
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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...
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Bay of Cadiz

Bay of Cadiz

The Bay of Cadiz Natural Park, in the central part of the Atlantic coast of the province, is located in a large area of wetlands. The special ecological characteristics of these wetlands are caused...
The Bay of Cadiz Natural Park, in the central part of the Atlantic coast of the province, is located in a...
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Bay of Cadiz


- Bahía de Cádiz, España
The Bay of Cadiz Natural Park, in the central part of the Atlantic coast of the province, is located in a large area of wetlands. The special ecological characteristics of these wetlands are caused by the influence of the nearby ocean and the mild Mediterranean weather. They coexist in their environment with a high human...
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Playa de Fuentebravía

Playa de Fuentebravía

Playa de Fuentebravía, in El Puerto de Santa María, is a semi-urban beach of fine white sand. Spending a pleasant day with your crush, your friends or your family is more than guaranteed. It is...
Playa de Fuentebravía, in El Puerto de Santa María, is a semi-urban beach of fine white sand. Spending a...
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Playa de Fuentebravía


- Playa De Fuentebravía, El Puerto De Santa María, Calle de la Mora, El Puerto de Santa María, España
Playa de Fuentebravía, in El Puerto de Santa María, is a semi-urban beach of fine white sand. Spending a pleasant day with your crush, your friends or your family is more than guaranteed. It is located in a residential area (El Manantial and Fuentebravía). This beach is approximately 700 metres long. It is a very...
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Playa de La Calita

Playa de La Calita

Playa de La Calita, in El Puerto de Santa María, is, as the name implies, a small rocky cove of fine white sand. It has an extension of just over 0.5 kilometres and is located between the beaches of...
Playa de La Calita, in El Puerto de Santa María, is, as the name implies, a small rocky cove of fine white...
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Playa de La Calita


- Playa de la Calita, Urbanización Vistahermosa, El Puerto de Santa María, España
Playa de La Calita, in El Puerto de Santa María, is, as the name implies, a small rocky cove of fine white sand. It has an extension of just over 0.5 kilometres and is located between the beaches of La Muralla and Santa Catalina. It is very little known by people travelling to El Puerto,...
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Playa de la Muralla

Playa de la Muralla

Playa de la Muralla, in El Puerto de Santa María, is a small beach of fine white sand, with very calm and crystalline waters. It is very little known to most people who come from outside. Located...
Playa de la Muralla, in El Puerto de Santa María, is a small beach of fine white sand, with very calm and...
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Playa de la Muralla


- Playa de La Muralla, Paseo Santa Catalina, El Puerto de Santa María, España
Playa de la Muralla, in El Puerto de Santa María, is a small beach of fine white sand, with very calm and crystalline waters. It is very little known to most people who come from outside. Located next to Puerto Sherry, near the Castle of Santa Catalina, it has an extension of about 300 metres....
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