Our travel guide to Medina Sidonia

Medina Sidonia is one of the best preserved villages in Andalusia. Its historical legacy and network of whitewashed streets make it one of the most visited destinations of inland tourism in the province of Cádiz. Gateway to Los Alcornocales Natural Park, it has a good culinary offer and active tourism. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Medina Sidonia you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Medina keeps intact all the medieval flavour. Founded by the Phoenicians, it was an important Roman colony and capital of the Muslim territorial division of Sidonia. In the mid-fifteenth century, it became part of the Lordship of the Dukes of Medina Sidonia.

A spectacular white town

Declared Historical Ensemble and Prize for the Beautification of the Andalusian Peoples, so rich past has left in the town numerous artistic testimonies. The Hermitage of the Santos Mártires is the oldest example of Visigothic art in Andalusia. From the medieval era, the ruins of the castle stand out, built on the old Muslim fortress, as well as the Castle of Torrestrella (both from the 12th-14th centuries). There are also numerous medieval arches, some Muslims and before the conquest. These include the Arco de la Pastora (10th century), the Arco del Sol (X-XIII centuries) and the Arco de Belén (XII-XV centuries).

In addition, the town is well known for having delicious pastries with its own Certificate of Origin: the Alfajor de Medina. A very particular type of catering establishment, ventas (kind of roadside restaurants), will delight visitors.

Gateway to Los Alcornocales Natural Park, it has a good culinary offer and active tourism.

Main Activities: Nature, Active Tourism, Cuisine, Culture.
Source of content: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Medina Sidonia

Medina Sidonia is one of the best preserved villages in Andalusia. Its historical legacy and network of whitewashed streets make it one of the most visited destinations of inland tourism in the province of Cádiz. Gateway to Los Alcornocales Natural Park, it has a good culinary offer and active tourism. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Medina Sidonia you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Medina keeps intact all the medieval flavour. Founded by the Phoenicians, it was an important Roman colony and capital of the Muslim territorial division of Sidonia. In the mid-fifteenth century, it became part of the Lordship of the Dukes of Medina Sidonia.

A spectacular white town

Declared Historical Ensemble and Prize for the Beautification of the Andalusian Peoples, so rich past has left in the town numerous artistic testimonies. The Hermitage of the Santos Mártires is the oldest example of Visigothic art in Andalusia. From the medieval era, the ruins of the castle stand out, built on the old Muslim fortress, as well as the Castle of Torrestrella (both from the 12th-14th centuries). There are also numerous medieval arches, some Muslims and before the conquest. These include the Arco de la Pastora (10th century), the Arco del Sol (X-XIII centuries) and the Arco de Belén (XII-XV centuries).

On the other hand, the samples of religious architecture are innumerable. The Parish Church of Santa María la Mayor Coronada is a magnificent example of Gothic and Plateresque styles. Other temples that cannot be missed are those of Victoria, San Juan de Dios and Santiago. Among the convents, the one of San Cristóbal, Jesús, María y José and the Carmelita del Cuervo Monastery (located inside Los Alcornocales Natural Park) stand out. As for civil buildings, the Mannerist Town Hall of the 17th century, the Stables of the Duke, the House of the Enriles (18th century) and the 19th-century Food Market  stand out.

In addition, the town is well known for having delicious pastries with its own Certificate of Origin: the Alfajor de Medina. A very particular type of catering establishment, ventas (kind of roadside restaurants), will delight visitors.

Gateway to Los Alcornocales Natural Park, it has a good culinary offer and active tourism.

Main Activities: Nature, Active Tourism, Cuisine, Culture.
Source of content: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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La Vista de Medina Weddings
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La Vista de Medina Weddings

With the experience of having held her own wedding in Medina Sidonia, Kirsty Biston, owner of La Vista de Medina, fully understands the hard work to achieve a perfect wedding or to organise a special...
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La Vista de Medina Weddings


- 2 Plaza Iglesia Mayor 11170 Medina-Sidonia Medina Sidonia 11170
With the experience of having held her own wedding in Medina Sidonia, Kirsty Biston, owner of La Vista de Medina, fully understands the hard work to achieve a perfect wedding or to organise a special day without a hitch. That is why La Vista de Medina Weddings can host any kind of celebration. For a...
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Hotel La Vista de Medina
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Hotel La Vista de Medina

Located in the city centre of Medina Sidonia (Spain), the Hotel La Vista de Medina offers its customers a unique experience to enjoy their holidays. The 7 suites have been individually designed,...
Located in the city centre of Medina Sidonia (Spain), the Hotel La Vista de Medina offers its customers a...
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Hotel La Vista de Medina


- 2 Plaza Iglesia Mayor 11170 Medina-Sidonia Medina Sidonia
Located in the city centre of Medina Sidonia (Spain), the Hotel La Vista de Medina offers its customers a unique experience to enjoy their holidays. The 7 suites have been individually designed, taking care of every detail to make your stay as pleasant as possible. All rooms are designed for couples. Even so, some of...
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La Vista de Medina
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La Vista de Medina

Influenced by the local Mediterranean specialties, La Vista de Medina Restaurant is a creative place where the menu follows the seasons. They offer a complete choice of starters, main courses and...
Influenced by the local Mediterranean specialties, La Vista de Medina Restaurant is a creative place where...
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La Vista de Medina


- 2 Plaza Iglesia Mayor 11170 Medina-Sidonia Medina Sidonia
Influenced by the local Mediterranean specialties, La Vista de Medina Restaurant is a creative place where the menu follows the seasons. They offer a complete choice of starters, main courses and desserts. The chefs only use local products to offer freshly prepared regional and Mediterranean dishes. This place is, without a doubt, a true paradise...
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Roman Archaeological Site

Roman Archaeological Site

The Roman Archaeological Site of Medina Sidonia is a good example of the high degree of urbanisation and development of the Asido-Caesarina village at that time. Here you can visit about 20 metres of...
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Roman Archaeological Site


- Conjunto Arqueológico Romano y Museo Arqueológico, Calle Ortega, Medina-Sidonia, España
The Roman Archaeological Site of Medina Sidonia is a good example of the high degree of urbanisation and development of the Asido-Caesarina village at that time. Here you can visit about 20 metres of underground galleries that functioned as a sewer system in the first century A.D. The floor is the original one, waterproofed to...
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Torre de Doña Blanca and Villa Vieja

Torre de Doña Blanca and Villa Vieja

Torre de Doña Blanca and Villa Vieja were part of the walled enclosure that protected Medina Sidonia, along with a castle with hardly any remains left. These constructions, from the 10th century and...
Torre de Doña Blanca and Villa Vieja were part of the walled enclosure that protected Medina Sidonia, along...
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Torre de Doña Blanca and Villa Vieja


- Torre de Doña Blanca, Medina-Sidonia, España
Torre de Doña Blanca and Villa Vieja were part of the walled enclosure that protected Medina Sidonia, along with a castle with hardly any remains left. These constructions, from the 10th century and of Arab origin, were built on an ancient Roman fortress. In the Villa Vieja you can visit unique spots that allow you...
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Cerro del Castillo

Cerro del Castillo

It is known as Cerro del Castillo (“Castle Hill”), in Medina Sidonia, an enormous site in the process of excavation, located at the top of the hill on which the town sits. Archaeological...
It is known as Cerro del Castillo (“Castle Hill”), in Medina Sidonia, an enormous site in the...
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Cerro del Castillo


- Castillo de Medina Sidonia, Medina-Sidonia, España
It is known as Cerro del Castillo (“Castle Hill”), in Medina Sidonia, an enormous site in the process of excavation, located at the top of the hill on which the town sits. Archaeological works have discovered, at least, the existence of three fortresses in that same place. The new buildings took the place of the...
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Medina Sidonia Roman Road

Medina Sidonia Roman Road

The Medina Sidonia Roman Road is an interesting demonstration of the importance of this town. It was called Asido Caesarina at that time. The town, which came to be recognised as a Roman colonia,...
The Medina Sidonia Roman Road is an interesting demonstration of the importance of this town. It was called...
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Medina Sidonia Roman Road


- Calle Romana (Restos Arqueológicos), Calle Sacramento, Medina-Sidonia, España
The Medina Sidonia Roman Road is an interesting demonstration of the importance of this town. It was called Asido Caesarina at that time. The town, which came to be recognised as a Roman colonia, attains a high degree of development, as can also be seen by visiting the Roman Archaeological Site. The road shown in...
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Los Alcornocales

Los Alcornocales

With 170,000 hectares, Los Alcornocales Natural Park is crowned as the best preserved nature treasure in the province of Cádiz. Its enormous extension covers 16 municipalities of Cadiz; such as...
With 170,000 hectares, Los Alcornocales Natural Park is crowned as the best preserved nature treasure in the...
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Los Alcornocales


- Los Alcornocales, España
With 170,000 hectares, Los Alcornocales Natural Park is crowned as the best preserved nature treasure in the province of Cádiz. Its enormous extension covers 16 municipalities of Cadiz; such as Arcos de la Frontera, Tarifa, Medina Sidonia, Ubrique, Los Barrios, Jimena de la Frontera and Jerez de la Frontera. Its name refers to the park’s...
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Route of the Bull (Ruta del Toro)

Route of the Bull (Ruta del Toro)

The Route of the Bull (Ruta del Toro) is a tourist itinerary in the province of Cadiz that runs through those cattle areas where brave bulls and the native retinto breed are raised. These are highly...
The Route of the Bull (Ruta del Toro) is a tourist itinerary in the province of Cadiz that runs through those...
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Route of the Bull (Ruta del Toro)


- Jerez de la Frontera, España
The Route of the Bull (Ruta del Toro) is a tourist itinerary in the province of Cadiz that runs through those cattle areas where brave bulls and the native retinto breed are raised. These are highly regarded, gastronomically speaking. Of enormous natural and cultural value, this animal is observed in its natural habitat, the pasture....
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Medina Sidonia Ethnografic Museum
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Medina Sidonia Ethnografic Museum

The Medina Sidonia Ethnographic Museum allows you to know the social reality that in other times has been lived in the town. Walking through its rooms will let you know how other times were in this...
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Medina Sidonia Ethnografic Museum


- Museo Etnográfico Medina Sidonia, Calle Altamirano, Medina-Sidonia, España
The Medina Sidonia Ethnographic Museum allows you to know the social reality that in other times has been lived in the town. Walking through its rooms will let you know how other times were in this municipality of Cádiz. The contrast between the humblest homes and the stately homes, such as the palace that this...
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