Chiclana de la Frontera
Chiclana de la Frontera | Source: Texts: Patronato Provincial de Turismo. Photo: Destino Cádiz.
Founded in 1303 by Alfonso Pérez de Guzmán, in the 18th century it experiences a great economic development intensifying the commercial and trading activity of the entire Bay. Manor houses like Conde del Pinar are built at this time. A highlight is the neoclassical Parish Church of San Juan Bautista, the Jesús Nazareno Church, the San Telmo Church and the Santa Ana Chapel. The Clock Tower from the 18th century is an interesting visit as well.
The wine industry has gradually given way to the tourism boom in recent years. This boom responds to the many attractions that the city has, which have contributed to the emergence of luxury urban developments such as the Novo Sancti Petri and Loma de Sancti Petri.
The beaches of Chiclana, Sancti Petri and La Barrosa are located 7 km from the town center and are important both as a tourist and a natural resource. From both beaches you can see the Island and Sancti Petri Castle, where according to the legend, a Phoenician temple dedicated to Hercules-Melkart was located, visited among others by Julius Caesar and Aniba
The township is also known for Health Tourism, the Balneario de Fuente Amarga (1803) is one of the leading health centers existing in Spain. Besides the usual treatments for pain, rheumatic, respiratory and dermatological conditions, acts as a spa and a superb, excellent and relaxing beauty treatment. All in the most natural way, with the sulphurous waters that characterize the center.