Monuments in Cadiz
If you come to the province of Cadiz you will surely be surprised by the great number of monuments that exist, consequence of the great history that has taken place in our province, where different towns and cultures have settled like the Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Christians .
The location of the monuments is very varied, in any of the villages there is something important with years of history, which people are able to visit it and is a great option to discover a little more about the history of the locality.
From Egyptian Sarcophagi in the main museums, Phoenician amphoras, historical and beautiful theaters, religious temples, ancient bridges linking important areas and have also served as defensive walls, water pipes, even defensive castles from the Arab period to avoid the later Christian reconquest, fountains, defensive walls and gateways to cities, arches, tombs of old artists and important figures of our province, such as Rocio Jurado in Chipiona or Camarón de la Isla in San Fernando.
Finally you can also find synagogues, mosques , Churches and cathedrals, all this and more you can discover and are some of the monuments you will be able to explore.
“Destino Cádiz” will help you discover all the important monuments of the province, with a list of the most influential and historical.
Arco de los BlancoCádiz
The Arco de los Blanco was known as Puerta de Tierra, not to be confused with the current one, and was located right beside the village`s castle.
Puerta de la Villa, ConilConil de la Frontera
It was formerly called from Vejer for being the beginning of the road leading to the neighboring village. It is one of the four main gates that remain of the old walled city.
Depósitos y Fuente Romanos de la SaladaAlcalá de los Gazules
Recently excavated and of Roman origin, they were built to take advantage of a spring that appeared unexpectedly from the rock. Dated back to the 2nd century B.C., the set consists of reservoirs, triumphal arches and the foundation of a temple which has not reached our days.
Arco del PópuloCádiz
The Arch of the Pópulo was the primitive Puerta del Mar (“Doorway to the sea”), since it was the main access to the port area of the city.
Arco de ReglaRota
Old gate of Chipiona, also known as Puerta de la Carne (gate of the meat), since here they used to sell and buy meat and other derivatives.
Murallas de San CarlosCádiz
These walls are part of a semi-bastion, built at the end of the 18th century, an ambitious plan of Defense and remodeling of port facilities and buildings of this area of the city.
Fuente GrandeAlcala del Valle
It captures its natural water from a spring named alike which flows through five caños, ending in the old communal laundry, today recovered for ornamental use and protected with a base.
Los Pozos, Alcalá de los GazulesAlcalá de los Gazules
They are several wells of Arabic origin and are a good example of the architecture of Alcalá de los Gazules. They receive the following names: the high well, the middle well and the lower well.
La Chanca, Conil de la FronteraConil de la Frontera
It is one of the most emblematic monuments of Conil de la Frontera. It was built in the mid-16th century and was along with that of Zahara de los Atunes one of the great historical alambrabas of the province.
Mausoleo de Rocio JuradoChipiona
This monument was inaugurated on the 18th of September, 2007, coinciding with the birthday of the artist; you can visit the monument in the Cemetery of San José.
Arco de la RosaCádiz
The Arco de la Rosa gets its name from a small chapel that houses and is dedicated to the Virgen de la Rosa.
Cipo FunerarioPrado del Rey
This element usually consists of a pilaster, a pedestal or a piece of column that was placed in the tombs to honor the deceased. In this case, it is dedicated to Fabia Fabiana, a woman who belonged to one of the most influential families in the area.
EL Cao (El Canal de Artilleria de Carlos III)Jimena de la Frontera
It was a water conveyance that served the surrounding mills, blast furnaces, canon factories and iron batteries installed by Carlos III in the late 18th century.
Puente RomanoAlcalá de los Gazules
It’s situated on the river Barbate, next to the now existing bridge, where some remains are left of it.
Fuentes de AlgodonalesAlgodonales
Algodonales has an impressive collection of crystal clear water fountains spread throughout the town. Highlighted is the High Fountain, the Lower Fountain, the Christopher Gomez Fountain, Manantial of the Dornajos, Cabera Fountain, Orihuela Fountain and the so called Vipers Fountain.