El Puerto de Santa María is one of the greatest urban centers in the Bay of Cádiz region thanks to its great history, culture and wine production. If you don’t have much time, here is a list of the essential places that you shouldn’t miss during your visit.
- Castle of San Marcos
- Iglesia Mayor Prioral
Castle of San Marcos
This castle has become one of the symbols of the city. It has Roman origins, although it also Arab origins. The goal of this building was the fulfillment of both religious and defensive functions. If you visit this historic building you can enjoy a small wine tasting. However, if you like wine tourism you can visit the Bodegas Caballero wineries for a greater enjoyment of this activity. In them you will also have a wine tasting.
In El Puerto de Santa María we find a great variety of museums, although we will focus on a couple of them due to their relevance.
First of all, we find the Municipal Museum. This enclosure contains inside the most valuable and fundamental archaeological, artistic and ethnographic assets of the history of this city. You will also be able to see audiovisual material, located in the library.
The great writer of Spanish literature Rafael Alberti was born in this city. That is why, in memory of this author of the Generation of ’27, the Rafael Alberti Foundation was established. It is located inside a house where the poet lived during his childhood. There we will be able to see donations made by Alberti and his wife. In addition, you will be able to discover several letters and audiovisual documents. Be sure to appreciate the great library.
Iglesia Mayor Prioral
This religious monument is located in the upper part of the city. It is said that it dates from the year 1486. Known by the nickname Nuestra Señora de los Milagros Basilica, it is a Gothic-style temple. From the outside, the side door and the altarpiece of its facade stand out. Inside, the three naves with their vaults and the large collection of chapels stand out.
The beaches are one of the attractions of this coastal city. Among its wonderful and beautiful beaches we find La Calita, La Puntilla or La Muralla beaches.
Like some neighboring cities, El Puerto de Santa María has a great wine tradition, so a visit to a winery is a recommended and almost mandatory stop! Therefore, we recommend to visit the Bodegas Osborne wineries where, in addition to visiting the facilities, you can taste their wines. You can also visit the Bodegas Caballero wineries which, as we have mentioned above, are located next to the castle and you can visit both buildings together.
In conclusion, we recommend to visit these emblematic and important places of El Puerto de Santa María and inform youself about everything with Tudestino tourist guides.