What to see in San Fernando
Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada
It is one of the most important scientific centers in the world. It’s where the official time of Spain is established and it is the first geomagnetic observatory in Spain and it also has a seismograph station.
It is in the Neoclassical style and is considered the largest in Andalusia. Built in the 18th century, standing out are the façade and the Elizabethan-style marble lobby.
Here on September the 24th of 1810 members of the first general and extraordinary courts met and elaborated the first Spanish Constitution.
Punta del Boquerón
Beautiful place in the Bay of Cadiz Natural Park. A sand split (a sand accumulation in front of the coastline) forming a spectacular line of virgin dunes in a privileged environment, creating an authentic Natural Monument.
Playa de Camposoto
It has a length of 4 km and is located in the Natural Park Bahia de Cadiz. Lonely beach without promenade, with golden sand, average utilization and moderate to strong waves, depending on the day. Services available.
Bahía de Cádiz
It is situated on a large area of wetlands. The special ecological characteristics of the area are given by the influence of the nearby ocean and the mild Mediterranean climate.
Museo Histórico Municipal de San Fernando
This museum allows you to discover the town’s history from its origins up to the present day.
Panteón de Marinos Ilustres
It is a Neoclassical building from the 18th century in which it has several mausoleums of the most illustrious sailors.
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora Divina Pastora
It is a temple in the Neoclassical style, built at the end of the 18th century. It highlights the retable of the main altar by Angel Bugatto in the Neoclassical style. On both sides of the altar there are two paintings attributed to Juan de Herrera.
Playa del Castillo
It covers nearly 2 km, located in the natural park of Sancti Petri and is the sequel to the beach Camposoto. Lonely beach, no promenade, golden sand, low utilization and moderate swell. It has some services.
Museo Naval de San Fernando
In this museum you can find naval issues related to the maritime area in which it is located.
Iglesia Mayor de San Pedro y San Pablo
Temple in Neoclassical style and built in the late 18th century. It is home to San José, patron saint of the city and here took place the oath which was made by the members of the general and extraordinary courts on September 24, 1810.
Conjunto arqueológico “Hornos Púnicos de Torrealta”
In this archaeological site is where the remains of two major pottery workshops associated with the city of Gadir are displayed: the pottery from the late-Punic era of Torre Alta and the Phoenician furnaces from Sector III of Camposoto.
Jardín Botánico de San Fernando
Here you can discover the wide range of flora of the province of Cadiz.
It houses several Andalusian plant species in danger of extinction and has an interesting collection of more than 600 plants.
Iglesia de San Francisco, San Fernando
Temple built in the 19th century by the Navy. It has a sober façade; its interior features a series of paintings by Salvador Maella, court painter and director of the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.
Real Teatro de las Cortes
It is one of the most important historical buildings in San Fernando. It was opened in the early 19th century; here the first sessions of the general and extraordinary courts that led to the first Spanish Constitution were held.
Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Carmen, San Fernando
It’s the oldest temple that has reached our days left in San Fernando and it is dedicated to the patron saint of the city. Here the municipality was awarded its current title of City in the year 1813.