San Marcos Castle, El Puerto de Santa Maria

Castle of San Marcos is a medieval castle located in El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Spain. The castle was erected as a fortified church by King Alfonso X of Castile. It was built on the site of a mosque of which the wall of the qibla survives.Close to the castle there is a replica of the map of Juan de la Cosa and a little fountain.ConservationThe castle was declared a national monument on 30 August 1920 and is currently listed in the Spanish heritage register as a Bien de Interés Cultural.
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  • It's a small castle built on an ancient mosque. Guided tour (depending on time may be in English/Spanish). Guide right in their explanations. To the final tasting of 4 wines from bodegas Caballero and a Vermouth. All for € 8. (before it cost €6). In my opinion they could have left the same price.
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  • The visit to the Castle has been very interesting, even for someone like us and who are residents of the city, since they tell you the historical tour of the castle itself and the city. In addition, at the end of the visit we had a tasting of wines from the area. The girl who accompanied us (Veronica) explained everything in a clear and simple way. Thanks for everything. Totally recommended.
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  • The price of € 8 includes the guided visit to the Castle. It is worth because it has lots of history and mix of cultures. Surprised us the wine tasting and visit to the Knight cellar. The guide is excellent. The children enjoyed. Highly recommended visit.
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  • Castle/Wine Tour - A great experience in El Puerto. The tour guide spoke English very well and even though it was an English tour she even took some time to briefly explain things in Spanish to my friend who was with me. It's not the largest castle but the admission includes a Sherry tasting at the end which was very enjoyable.
  • Great place for visits and events. Friendly guides and good wine tasting from Bodegas Caballero. A must see in El Puerto.
  • Very nice pleace. The history of this pleace is very interesting. In the finish of watching the castle employees speak about wines maked in winery Companieros which is in the castle. The wines was very tastly. Direcrly other than im drinking in Poland 😁 Thank You for good experience!
  • Definitely worth a visit if it's open. The square around it is a great place for a drink.
  • Nice castle. Walk around to see all the details.

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