Our travel guide to Espera

Espera is a beautiful and typical white town of Cádiz located on a hillside whose top crowns the remains of a castle. This dominate the whole village of whitewashed streets and steep slopes. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Espera you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

The early presence of settlers is confirmed by the Esperilla Site, with traces dating back more than 3,000 years.

The ancient Roman city of Carissa Aurelia (Cultural Interest Asset) is located only 7 kilometres away from the town, standing on the remains of a previous Iberian settlement. We should highlight the necropolis, the walled urban area and an Archaeological Museum dedicated especially to the Iberian-Roman Funerary World of Espera.

You should also visit the Church of Santa María de Gracia, a symbiosis of Renaissance and Baroque styles, as well as the Casa de la Cilla or los Diezmos, the current oil mill.

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

Our travel guide to Espera

Espera is a beautiful and typical white town of Cádiz located on a hillside whose top crowns the remains of a castle. This dominate the whole village of whitewashed streets and steep slopes. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Espera you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

The early presence of settlers is confirmed by the Esperilla Site, with traces dating back more than 3,000 years.

The ancient Roman city of Carissa Aurelia (Cultural Interest Asset) is located only 7 kilometres away from the town, standing on the remains of a previous Iberian settlement. We should highlight the necropolis, the walled urban area and an Archaeological Museum dedicated especially to the Iberian-Roman Funerary World of Espera.

In its monumental legacy, the Castle of Fatetar stands out (13th to 15th centuries), which preserves part of the walls, the Keep Tower and the tanks (aljibes). The Hermitage of Santiago is next to it, which houses the Cristo de la Antigua, patron saint of the town.

You should also visit the Church of Santa María de Gracia, a symbiosis of Renaissance and Baroque styles, as well as the Casa de la Cilla or los Diezmos, the current oil mill.

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

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