Things to see and do - Medina-Sidonia
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Medina-Sidonia Travel guide
Medina-Sidonia : Michelin's recommendations
Situated in the heart of the province of Cádiz, Medina Sidonia stands amid fertile countryside drained by a natural waterway near the Parque Natural de los Alcornocales. From here, El Puerto de Santa María and Vejer de la Frontera are visible on a clear day. The name has evolved from two major periods in the town’s history: the Phoenician era, when the town was known as Assido, hence Sidonia, then the Moorish period (from 712 AD), hence Medina.
Tourist attractions Medina-Sidonia : Things to see and do
Building on this church, an example of aristocratic Gothic architecture, began in the late 15C. Its baroque tower was completed in 1623. It replaced an earlier church that was built over a former mosque. Do not miss the superb Plateresque retable ove..
With the Sun and Belén Arches, one of the three gates remaining from the medieval era. Built in the 10C, it is made up of a double broken horseshoe arch, carried by two large marble columns, probably of Phoenecian origin.
This was once the site of the Arab fortress that became a Christian stronghold in 1264; dwellings were built inside in the Middle Ages and inhabited until the 16C, before being abandoned and used as a quarry. At its peak, the area was surrounded by a..
Avda. del Mar E - 11170 Medina Sidonia
El Duque hotel is located 3 minutes' walk from central Medina Sidonia. It offers elegant accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a restaurant specializing in game. Free private parking is available. All rooms at El Duque feature tiled floors and a simple ..
Ducado De Medina Sidonia, 3 E - 11170 Medina Sidonia
El Castillo Hotel is 200 metres from Medina Castle, and overlooks Cádiz Bay and the area’s white mountain towns. This quiet hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a private terrace and great views. The simple, bright rooms at Hotel Restaurante El C..
Avenida del mar, s/n E - 11170 Medina Sidonia
Featuring a spa and fitness centre, Hotel ATH Al Medina Wellness is set in Medina-Sidonia, a 15-minute drive from Chiclana de la Frontera. This hotel offers a restaurant and snack bar. Each bright room at Al Medina has air conditioning, satellite TV..
av. del Mar 10 E - 11170 Medina-Sidonia
This family-run business has a bar with an open fire and tables for tapas. There is also a welcoming dining room enclosed by large windows serving a traditional meat dominated menu with a few contemporary touches. A handful of simply furnished bedroo..
Ducado de Medina Sidonia 3 E - 11170 Medina-Sidonia
Located in the upper part of town, El Castillo is a good place to discover the flavours of the area. The menu, which focuses on traditional home cooking, showcases various game dishes, locally sourced meats, classic country dishes and the occasional ..
carret. A 396 E - 11170 Medina Sidonia
A restaurant built in typical Andalucian style with a tapas bar and four dining rooms boasting the decor of the region. Traditional and seasonal à la carte menu where hearty stews and games dishes take pride of place.