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  • 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..

  • 2 Medina Sidonia Roman archaeological site

    Archaeological and historical sites

    This unusual group of more than 30 metres of underground galleries used to belong to a system of water conduits designed by Roman engineers in the 1C AD. Discovered in 1963, excavation did not start until 1991. It contains a system of Roman drains wi..

  • 3 Arco de la Pastora

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 4 "Cerro del Castillo" archaeological site

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 5 Plaza de España

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de España

    On this triangular square in the heart of the walled town stands the town hall, an 18C neo-classical building.

  • 6 Calle de la Loba

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Calle de la Loba

    This street is lined by whitewashed 18C and 19C houses embellished with attractive balconies and wrought-iron grilles.

  • 7 Ermita de los Santos Mártires Justo y Pastor

    Religious buildings

    Carretera Medina - Vejer

    Founded by Bishop Pimenio in 630, the hermitage is one of the oldest churches in Andalucia. Its sturdy medieval tower is probably of Roman origin. Inside, beauty and simplicity reign. Some Roman elements have been reused to produce steles and capital..

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