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San Marcos Castle, El Puerto de Santa Maria

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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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  • I was able to get into the castle for a tour once when I lived in Spain, but on this trip, it was closed when we passed through the town. It isn't a large castle but is supposedly where Columbus recei...  more »
  • Small but beautifully formed, the guide spoke excellent English and was very informative. There is a lovely surprise at the end of the tour. Great value for money.  more »
  • As mentioned by other reviews, we visited via the a tourist Information office and booked a 'free' English speaking guided tour which was very informative. The overall party size was about 15 which wa...  more »
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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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