El Puerto de Santa Maria is well known as the City of the Hundred Palaces. Built as a consequence of the trade activity with Spanish America or Indias as it wall called in the 17th and 18th centuries, real palaces has been erected in the city, adapted to the needs of the big traders who were called Indian Dockers).
You can also find important monuments like San Marcos Castle, the Priory Mayor Church, the Royal bullfighting Ring, the Victoria Monastery, the House of Indian Dockers, the Phoenician village Doña Blanca, the House of Lions, the sacred road, the old convent of the capuchin nuns, the caravel “la niña”, the ols Lonja, the municipal archives, the wine bodega Los Moros and the water source of Las Galeras, among many others.
El Puerto de Santa Maria counts also with several famous wineries –bodegas (Osborne, 501, Grant, Gonzalez-Obregon) where you will be able to discover and to taste the local wine : fino.
El Puerto de Santa Maria has 16 km of beaches (Levante, Los Toruños, Valdelagrana, La Puntilla, Caleta de Agua, Santa Catalina y Fuentebravía), famous for their fresh and crystal clear waters and their fine sand. The stone pine tree woods are another natural attraction of the city. They are located at a few meters from the beaches and from the city.
Another interesting attraction is the metropolitan park Los Toruños. It offers an interesting combination of ecosystems, landscapes and activities that you will be able to enjoy with your family or friends.