If you want to enjoy the Andalusian atmosphere in a traditional city, there is nothing like travelling to Chiclana de la Frontera, which is located in the province of Cadiz, and which will offer you a lot of places where you can discover the heritage, art, history and culture of the Costa de la Luz.
Travelling to Chiclana is like taking a journey through time, because this historic city located on the coast of Cadiz has a lot to tell you and to discover.
Don't you want to miss the main attractions of the city? Then write down the places we are going to tell you about in the following lines, and let your adventure in Chiclana begin!
Let's go to the origin of Cádiz, which can be traced back to the island and the Castle of Sancti Petri where Hercules, the founder of this region, is said to have been buried. Travelling to this unique place, aside from the legend, has tons of heritage to show. This 15th-century castle makes for a perfect visit for the whole family. How to get there? Easy peasy, since there are boat trips available and scheduled from the coast and you can also rent a kayak.
Another place of interest, right in the centre of this town, is the church of San Juan Bautista, a neoclassical temple which is also a Spanish Site of Cultural Interest. A stroll around the Plaza Mayor square located right in front of it will also allow you to admire the views of its Torre del Reloj clock tower.
But if there is one thing Chiclana de la Frontera is not short of, it is religious temples. We are talking about the Santa Ana hermitage and the Jesús Nazareno Convent, just to name a few.
But the list of places to visit in Chiclana does not finish here, since there are up to four palace houses in its old town, including those belonging to Count of Torres and the Count of Pinar, both with Baroque and Neoclassical touches.
Chiclana de la Frontera is undoubtedly one of the favourite destinations for tourists seeking the tranquillity of its beaches, with their fine golden sand and crystal-clear waters. That's why there are plenty of holiday apartments and rural houses in which to rest and gather strength for those tourist routes through the town centre.
If you are looking for the best beaches, the beaches of La Barrosa and the town of Sancti Petri stand out, both of which also offer many services. Particularly known of the latter are several golf courses.
If we also take a gastronomic route through Chiclana de la Frontera, we find a key element: its wine. These wines were even recognised by the Spanish poet Rafael Alberti, who defined them as the best wines in the world. A tour of a winery and a wine tasting can be a perfect activity to enjoy here.
Another of its star products is salt, and the Museum of Wine and Salt Interpretation was built around these two flagships of its gastronomy.
As you can see, Chiclana has a lot to offer, but if you want to get to know the city of Cádiz a little better, the Museum of Chiclana will give you a 360º view of its history.