The tourist route visits seven places around Chiclana that are renowned for their dramatic views and are of great historical importance. The route is simply called “The Seven Magical Places of Chiclana”. It was created during the town’s 7th Centenary.
1. The Hill of Santa Ana From here, you can see all the way across the Bay of Cadiz. An ancient watchtower sits at the top of the hill. The tower was used as a lookout post, in case of attack from Vikings and Moors.
2. La Loma de Puerco This is the scene of the “Battle of Chiclana”, which took place on the 15th of March in the year 1811. In the great war against Napoleon, thousands of soldiers from all over Europe died here.
3. The Temple of Hercules Located on the small island of Sancti Petri. During the spring and summer equinox, the sun sets dramatically behind the tower, throwing it into dark silhouette.
4. The Wetlands You can see the Bay of Cadiz NaturalPark from here. The area has always been important to the locals. Most of the town’s salt and fish comes from here.
5. Miralmar Miramar is located on a hill, just off the road to Conil. From here, there are great views to Chiclana. You can see the Atlantic Ocean, the bay and all the surrounding countryside.
6. El Carrascal From here, the point of interest is inland. You can see the 3000-year-old town of Medina Sidonia. Well known for its beautiful white streets, railed balconies and windows – it has been declared a zone of artistic, historic and cultural interest. It has also received a prize for the “beautification of Andalucian towns”.
7. La Espartosa This is where you’ll find the municipal reservoir. The whole area looks as if it has been untouched by time. It’s completely unspoilt; covered with carob trees, cork oaks and dwarf evergreens.
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