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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • August 13, 2017
    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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  • 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.
  • Beautiful castle!
  • Recommended if you visit Sanlucar de Barrameda. The castle is very well preserved, although it would have preferred to be able to use audio guide or that there was more information about the monument and more taking into account that it is not cheap, 7 euros per person.
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