Our travel guide to Rota

Rota is a fishing village located between the mouth of the Guadalquivir and the entrance of the Bay of Cádiz. It stands out for its balanced offer of beaches and leisure, which combines with an extraordinary cuisine. A paradise for active and rest tourism. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Rota you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Place of passage of different cultures and civilisations, it has been declared a Historic Site. Ancient arches and narrow streets of white houses make up the urban layout of this beautiful town, where you can savour delicious food closely linked to the countryside and the sea.

Culture, nature, cuisine and much more

The most notable building in the city is the Castle of Luna, erected in the 13th century by Guzmán el Bueno on an ancient 11th-century Arab ribat. It has a rectangular floor plan with five crenellated towers, the main ones being the Alianza and the Homenaje. It houses an original 15th-century patio with a beautiful arcade gallery and pictorial baseboards.

This cosmopolitan city is characterised by its lively environment. It has many possibilities for leisure that multiply during summer. They celebrate its popular Feria de la Urta and the ‘Arranque Roteño’ Flamenco Festival.

Its 16 kilometres of beaches (La Costilla, El Rompidillo or Punta Candor) and its natural spaces are ideal both to enjoy a day of sun and to practise water sports and active tourism.

Main Activities: Beaches, Cuisine, Active Tourism.
Content source: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Rota

Rota is a fishing village located between the mouth of the Guadalquivir and the entrance of the Bay of Cádiz. It stands out for its balanced offer of beaches and leisure, which combines with an extraordinary cuisine. A paradise for active and rest tourism. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Rota you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Place of passage of different cultures and civilisations, it has been declared a Historic Site. Ancient arches and narrow streets of white houses make up the urban layout of this beautiful town, where you can savour delicious food closely linked to the countryside and the sea.

Culture, nature, cuisine and much more

The most notable building in the city is the Castle of Luna, erected in the 13th century by Guzmán el Bueno on an ancient 11th-century Arab ribat. It has a rectangular floor plan with five crenellated towers, the main ones being the Alianza and the Homenaje. It houses an original 15th-century patio with a beautiful arcade gallery and pictorial baseboards.

Remains of the walls that defended the town from the 12th to the 15th centuries are also preserved. Among them, the Arco de Regla, the Puerta de Sanlúcar and the Puerta del Mar or Puerta del Muelle. Other buildings of interest are the Church of Nuestra Señora de la O (16th century), the Church of La Caridad (next to the Plaza del Reloj), the Torre de la Merced, the Church of San Roque and the Casa de la Cilla.

This cosmopolitan city is characterised by its lively environment. It has many possibilities for leisure that multiply during summer. They celebrate its popular Feria de la Urta and the ‘Arranque Roteño’ Flamenco Festival.

Its 16 kilometres of beaches (La Costilla, El Rompidillo or Punta Candor) and its natural spaces are ideal both to enjoy a day of sun and to practise water sports and active tourism.

Main Activities: Beaches, Cuisine, Active Tourism.
Content source: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Playa La Ballena, España

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Playa del Rompidillo, España

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Playa de la Costilla, España

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Avenida Santiago Guillén Moreno, Rota, España

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Mercado Central de Rota
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