Culture in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Fuerte de San García
Located in the Centenarian Park in Algeciras, it is a valuable example of defensive architecture from the 18th century.
Centro de Interpretación de la Cultura Andalusí
This center aims to spread the medieval history of Algeciras detailing the importance of the town as a doorway to the Al-Andalus and great political and military influence.
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.