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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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  • 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.
  • Historical Fort in el Puerto de Santa María. Guided tour and tasting of wines included in the price of admission. Highly recommended.
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  • In great condition and reform. The guided visit enjoyable and well explained. And 'dessert' wine tasting
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  • I could not visit inside only could see outside
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