What to see in Algeciras
It is an area of great wealth and it is different from the rest. Its privileged location between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the weather of the place and its history have formed an adapted unique wildlife.
Parque de las Acacias
It occupies the known as Villa Smith. It is an impressive space with a building with Victorian architecture which was owned by a British tycoon who lived there since the late 19th century to the early 20th.
Playa de El Chinarral
It lies between the cliffs of Punta de San García and Punta del Rodeo. Near the Port of Algeciras, in the local port facilities located the yacht club “Saladilla”.
Playa de Getares
It is surrounded by mountains and abundant vegetation. It has several services that make it very comfortable. A little advice: Just next to the access, on the main street, there is a little restaurant (family business) where they serve a good menu to a good price.
Marisma del Río Palmones
Interesting place that consists of three distinct areas: a chain of sand dunes around a kilometer long; a marsh crossed by numerous tidal channels and ponds; a floodable area that represents the remains of a dried up marsh from another time.
It has been the scene of many important chapters in the history of Algeciras and is one of the most significant and popular places in the city.
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Palma
It began its construction in 1720, because the Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Europa was too small to accommodate the increasing population of the city.
Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Europa
It is one of the places you have to visit if you are in Algeciras. Located in the Plaza Alta, this small building houses the statue of Christ Tied to the Column and María Santísima de Las Lágrimas.
Barrio de San Isidro
In the hearth of the city of Algeciras is one of the most picturesque corners of the city. Cobbled streets and steep hills make this a very special area of the city.
Parque del Centenario
It’s a vast recreation area where we find combined historic ruins, green zones and spectacular views of the Strait of Gibraltar.
Mercado Ingeniero Torroja
This modern, functional and transparent work, with very few decorative details on doors and pillars, is one of the landmarks of 20th century Spanish architecture. Today, it remains a reference for students of architecture. This market is the dynamic element of the commercial sector in this area of the city.
Museo Municipal de Algeciras
In this center you can discover the history and archeology of the area. Highlighted are the pieces that allow you to learn about the prehistory of the Campo de Gibraltar, the Roman-Byzantine, medieval, modern and contemporary Algeciras
Paseo de la Cornisa
In this open space surrounded by green areas, you can find the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Gibraltar, sports facilities, schools, or the remains of the tower popularly known as “Del Polvorín ” or Torrealmirante.
Complejo Arqueológico de las Murallas Medievales
This site houses the remains of a defensive complex built in the late 13th century, when Algeciras was under Merini domain.
Playa del Rinconcillo
It´s probably the best in Algeciras due to its length and the provision of services of various kinds.
It is the most frequented beach by locals.
It is the natural jewel of the province of Cadiz. It extends between the provinces of Cadiz and Malaga and consists of one of the largest cork oak forests in the world.
Fuerte de San García
Located in the Centenarian Park in Algeciras, it is a valuable example of defensive architecture from the 18th century.