Our travel guide to Villamartín

Villamartín is a town in the Sierra de Cádiz that, by location, becomes a good starting point to get to know this region. It has one of the oldest archaeological heritage in the country and an interesting offer that mixes nature with active tourism. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Villamartín you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

This white village surrounded by fertile countryside was populated since ancient times thanks to its strategic location as a natural crossroads. Witnesses to this primitive presence are the Dolmen de Alberite and the site of Torrevieja, which are part of the funds of the Municipal Historical Museum. The latter gives data confirming the Neolithic, Tartessian, Turdetan and Moorish presence in the current Villamartin.

The heritage of the town has monuments such as the Matrera Castle, the Church of Nuestra Señora de las Virtudes, the San Francisco Church and Convent, the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de las Montañas and stately homes such as the Palacio de los Ríos or Palacio de los Topete.

Our travel guide to Villamartín

Villamartín is a town in the Sierra de Cádiz that, by location, becomes a good starting point to get to know this region. It has one of the oldest archaeological heritage in the country and an interesting offer that mixes nature with active tourism. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Villamartín you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

This white village surrounded by fertile countryside was populated since ancient times thanks to its strategic location as a natural crossroads. Witnesses to this primitive presence are the Dolmen de Alberite and the site of Torrevieja, which are part of the funds of the Municipal Historical Museum. The latter gives data confirming the Neolithic, Tartessian, Turdetan and Moorish presence in the current Villamartin.

The heritage of the town has monuments such as the Matrera Castle, the Church of Nuestra Señora de las Virtudes, the San Francisco Church and Convent, the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de las Montañas and stately homes such as the Palacio de los Ríos or Palacio de los Topete.

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Villamartin Museum

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Church of San Francisco in Villamartin

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Dolmen of Alberite

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