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  • 1 Fundación Rafael Alberti Interesting

    Museums and art

    calle Santo Domingo 25 E - 11500 El Puerto de Santa María

    For those who don't know who Rafael Alberti (1902-1999) is, the Foundation offers insights into the fascinating life of this illustrious local man. Photos, letters and manuscripts recount the life of this Communist and anti-Franco poet and playwright..

  • 2 Castillo de San Marcos Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Alfonso X E - 11500 El Puerto de Santa María

    In the 13C, Alfonso X built the first church castle on the grand mosque of the Moslem town of Alcanatif. The castle was then enlarged in the 14C and 15C. In the mid-20C, the crenels and towers were restored. The old fish market is behind the castle.

  • 3 Grand Priory Church

    Religious buildings

    pl. de España E - 11500 El Puerto de Santa María

    This church was founded in the 13C under the reign of Alfonso X. The current building dates back to the 15C and is representative of the end of the Gothic period, which coincided with the reign of the Catholic Kings. The expressive 17C Sun Portal, wh..

  • 4 Plaza del Polvorista

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. del Polvorista E - 11500 El Puerto de Santa María

    The lovely 18C Imblusqueta Palace - now the Town Hall - stands on this square.

  • 5 Plaza de toros

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de Toros E - 11500 El Puerto de Santa María

    The bullring, built in 1880, is one of the largest in Spain with a diameter of 60 m and seating for up to 12,000 spectators. The massive exterior with its multiple arches contrasts with the lightness of the interior.

  • 6 Monastery of Nuestra Señora de la Victoria

    Religious buildings

    E - 11500 El Puerto de Santa María

    The exuberant decorations on the portal, flanked by two buttresses extended by elaborate pinnacles, contrasts with the simple exterior. Above the door, a gable carries the coat of arms of the Cerda family. The convent, that was a prison for most of t..

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