Culture in El Puerto de Santa Maria
Sala Hospitalito y Auditorio
This showroom is an extension of the existing Municipal Archaeological Museum. It has an interesting collection of items from Islamic- Andalus Archaeology and from the early and late Middle Ages.
Casa Palacio de Aranibar
The Palace of Aranibar, from the 17th century, preserves a remarkable coffered ceiling of Moorish origin with geometric shapes. It is one of the best examples of Houses belonging to the so called Chargers to the Indies.
Plaza de Toros de El Puerto
Having a monumental personality it was inaugurated in 1880, its extraordinary size and architectural style, are influenced by the bullfighting history of the town and their circumstances at the time of the construction.
Monasterio de la Victoria
This building was constructed on the outskirts of the city. Since its foundation, this building has gone through various vicissitudes and different uses.
Casa de los Leones
This building from the 18th century, popularly called “Casa de los Leones” (House Of The Lions) named like this because of the reliefs of this animal which are found on the pilasters that frame the façade, is one of the most characteristic of the civil architecture of the Baroque Cadiz examples.
Iglesia Mayor Prioral
This Church is built on the high part of the city, its existence being documented since 1486, coinciding with the peak stage of promoting the Dukes of Medinaceli in the villa.
Yacimiento Arquelógico Doña Blanca
Along with its spectacular level of conservation, the site has the keys for the correct research and interpretation of the Phoenician presence in the Bay of Cadiz, its relationship with the indigenous people and other chronological aspects related to this.
Museo Municipal de El Puerto de Santa María
It is the local public center responsible for the conservation, restoration and to disseminate the most outstanding archaeological items, artistic and ethnographic historic Portuense heritage.
Fundación Rafael Alberti
This foundation has its headquarters in a two thousand square meter building, where the poet lived during his childhood. It contains the donation made by Rafael Alberti and his first wife María Teresa León to the hometown of the author, one of the greatest representatives of the Generation of the 27.
Centro Alfonso X El Sabio
In this center there is exposed a facsimile reproduction of the world map of Juan de la Cosa, conducted in the Puerto de Santa María in 1500, along with documents of the stay of Christopher Columbus in the city.