Our travel guide to San Fernando

San Fernando, surrounded by the Bay of Cadiz Natural Park, is a culinary paradise of great historical importance. Its location, its leisure offer and its beaches make it an interesting starting point for a trip to the province. Thanks to this Travel Guide to San Fernando you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

The former Isla de León offers an interesting landscape of marshes, salt evaporation ponds and dunes. The presence of Phoenicians and Romans is attested by the remains preserved in its Historical Museum. In the second half of the 18th century, the city begins to grow vertiginously. Due to its special strategic situation, it acquires great commercial and military importance.

Of special interest to the visitor, we highlight the Marina Observatory, a top-rated scientific centre. The Pantheon of Illustrious Sailors and the Naval Museum give evidence of the importance of the island in this matter.

The marshes and estuaries of the municipality are very rich in mollusks and fish. These constitute an ideal point for bird watching, as well as to practise different active tourism activities.

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

Our travel guide to San Fernando

San Fernando, surrounded by the Bay of Cadiz Natural Park, is a culinary paradise of great historical importance. Its location, its leisure offer and its beaches make it an interesting starting point for a trip to the province. Thanks to this Travel Guide to San Fernando you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

The former Isla de León offers an interesting landscape of marshes, salt evaporation ponds and dunes. The presence of Phoenicians and Romans is attested by the remains preserved in its Historical Museum. In the second half of the 18th century, the city begins to grow vertiginously. Due to its special strategic situation, it acquires great commercial and military importance.

Of special interest to the visitor, we highlight the Marina Observatory, a top-rated scientific centre. The Pantheon of Illustrious Sailors and the Naval Museum give evidence of the importance of the island in this matter.

Cradle of a flamenco genius like Camarón de la Isla, San Fernando stands out for its delicious cuisine. At a multitude of tapas bars in San Fernando you can enjoy its exquisite fish, its bienmesabe (marinated dogfish), cañaíllas (sea snails), bocas de La Isla (cooked fiddler crabs) and shrimp fritters (tortillitas de camarones).

The marshes and estuaries of the municipality are very rich in mollusks and fish. These constitute an ideal point for bird watching, as well as to practise different active tourism activities.

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

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Centro Comercial Bahía Sur
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Centro Comercial Bahía Sur

Bahía Sur is a modern shopping centre in San Fernando (Cadiz) where leisure, a wonderful shopping experience and natural surroundings are combined to create special moments. Along with its 90 shops,...
Bahía Sur is a modern shopping centre in San Fernando (Cadiz) where leisure, a wonderful shopping experience...
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Centro Comercial Bahía Sur


- s/n AVDA. CAÑO HERRERA 11100 San Fernando Cádiz, España San Fernando 11100
Bahía Sur is a modern shopping centre in San Fernando (Cadiz) where leisure, a wonderful shopping experience and natural surroundings are combined to create special moments. Along with its 90 shops, it has a complete culinary offer. Fifteen restaurants and bars offer American, Asian, Mexican, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. You will find all of this in...
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Venta de Vargas
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Venta de Vargas

Venta de Vargas is one of the finest restaurants in the province of Cadiz. It is even considered a must if you visit the area. Due to the traditional food and the incomparable flamenco events, this...
Venta de Vargas is one of the finest restaurants in the province of Cadiz. It is even considered a must if...
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Venta de Vargas


- Pza. Juan Vargas. s/n San Fernando 11100, Cádiz-España San Fernando 11100
Venta de Vargas is one of the finest restaurants in the province of Cadiz. It is even considered a must if you visit the area. Due to the traditional food and the incomparable flamenco events, this restaurant in San Fernando is called “temple of culture”. This family business, founded in 1924, combines tradition, passion and...
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Playa de Camposoto

Playa de Camposoto

Playa de Camposoto, in San Fernando, is located on the outskirts of the city. It is quite well signposted, but you have to walk a long distance or go with a vehicle. It has parking areas in several...
Playa de Camposoto, in San Fernando, is located on the outskirts of the city. It is quite well signposted,...
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Playa de Camposoto


- Playa Camposoto, San Fernando, España
Playa de Camposoto, in San Fernando, is located on the outskirts of the city. It is quite well signposted, but you have to walk a long distance or go with a vehicle. It has parking areas in several points. This is a fairly long beach that has several tracks or entrances: all of them are...
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La Isla de las Cortes City Tour

La Isla de las Cortes City Tour

La Isla de las Cortes City Tour shows us all the monuments and historical sites of San Fernando that played an important role in the Cortes of 1810. Years later, it would give way to the first...
La Isla de las Cortes City Tour shows us all the monuments and historical sites of San Fernando that played...
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La Isla de las Cortes City Tour


- San Fernando, Cádiz, España
La Isla de las Cortes City Tour shows us all the monuments and historical sites of San Fernando that played an important role in the Cortes of 1810. Years later, it would give way to the first Constitution of the history of Spain. We start the tour in the Church of El Carmen. After the...
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San Fernando Municipal Historic Museum

San Fernando Municipal Historic Museum

San Fernando Municipal Historic Museum allows you to discover the town’s history from its origins up to the present day. Located in a neoclassical building, it has six permanent galleries and...
San Fernando Municipal Historic Museum allows you to discover the town’s history from its origins up...
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San Fernando Municipal Historic Museum


- Museo Histórico Municipal, Calle Real, San Fernando, España
San Fernando Municipal Historic Museum allows you to discover the town’s history from its origins up to the present day. Located in a neoclassical building, it has six permanent galleries and holds temporary exhibitions in the main...
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Real Teatro de las Cortes

Real Teatro de las Cortes

The Real Teatro de las Cortes (“Real Theatre of the Courts”) is one of the most important historical buildings in San Fernando. It was opened in the early 19th century. Here, the first...
The Real Teatro de las Cortes (“Real Theatre of the Courts”) is one of the most important...
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Real Teatro de las Cortes


- Real Teatro de las Cortes, Calle las Cortes, San Fernando, España
The Real Teatro de las Cortes (“Real Theatre of the Courts”) is one of the most important historical buildings in San Fernando. It was opened in the early 19th century. Here, the first sessions of the general and extraordinary courts that led to the first Spanish Constitution were held. The building has had various uses....
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Royal Institute and Observatory of the Navy

Royal Institute and Observatory of the Navy

The Royal Institute and Observatory of the Navy (“Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada”), in San Fernando, is one of the most important scientific centres in the world. It has a...
The Royal Institute and Observatory of the Navy (“Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada”),...
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Royal Institute and Observatory of the Navy


- Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada, San Fernando, España
The Royal Institute and Observatory of the Navy (“Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada”), in San Fernando, is one of the most important scientific centres in the world. It has a spectacular library consisting of over 25,000 volumes and some pieces of great value. At a scientific level, this is where the official time...
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San Fernando Naval Museum

San Fernando Naval Museum

At the San Fernando Naval Museum you can get to know naval issues related to the maritime area in which it is located. It also features an Exhibition Hall regularly renewed, always focused on the...
At the San Fernando Naval Museum you can get to know naval issues related to the maritime area in which it is...
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San Fernando Naval Museum


- Museo Naval de San Fernando, Calle Escaño, San Fernando, España
At the San Fernando Naval Museum you can get to know naval issues related to the maritime area in which it is located. It also features an Exhibition Hall regularly renewed, always focused on the dissemination and promotion of naval...
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Punta del Boquerón

Punta del Boquerón

Punta del Boquerón is a beautiful place in the Bay of Cadiz Natural Park. It is a sand split (a sand accumulation in front of the coastline) that forms a spectacular line of unspoilt dunes in an...
Punta del Boquerón is a beautiful place in the Bay of Cadiz Natural Park. It is a sand split (a sand...
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Punta del Boquerón


- Punta del Boquerón, San Fernando, España
Punta del Boquerón is a beautiful place in the Bay of Cadiz Natural Park. It is a sand split (a sand accumulation in front of the coastline) that forms a spectacular line of unspoilt dunes in an extraordinary environment, creating an authentic Natural Monument. It is a quiet place with spectacular views of the Sancti...
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Torrealta Punic Ovens

Torrealta Punic Ovens

Torrealta Punic Ovens Archaeological Site is located in San Fernando. The remains of two major pottery workshops associated with the city of Gadir are displayed here. These are the pottery from the...
Torrealta Punic Ovens Archaeological Site is located in San Fernando. The remains of two major pottery...
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Torrealta Punic Ovens


- Plaza Hornos Púnicos, San Fernando, España
Torrealta Punic Ovens Archaeological Site is located in San Fernando. The remains of two major pottery workshops associated with the city of Gadir are displayed here. These are the pottery from the late-Punic era of Torre Alta and the Phoenician furnaces from Sector III of Camposoto. This reflects the age of the village as a...
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