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Chiclana Town

Castle de Sancti Petri

Covered Market

Old town Castle de Sancti Petri Covered Market

Chiclana city centre is only 5 minutes away from Cortijo de los Flamingos. It is an agricultural and traditional town of Low Andalusia. Its urban structure is of a typical Andalusian style, with narrow streets and courtyards full of flowers. The population of Chiclana is 76 000 (in 2008). Chiclana was successively colonized by the Phoenicians, the Greeks and the Romans and was located in the upper Middle Ages on the border (in Spanish, "frontera"), between the Muslim and Christian states.

7 magical places of Chiclana – this touristic route was created to celebrate 7th century of the town – which were chosen for their dramatic views and great historical importance.
The most important monument in the history of Chiclana would be the most famous temple in the Old Times – temple of Hercules - Melkart. It existed in the times of the Phoenicians and Romans on the little island of Sancti Petri. On its site the Castle of Sancti Petri was build in XVIII century. It is a magical view at the time of spring and autumn when the sun sets just behind the tower.
Ermita de Santa Ana a hermitage from the 18th century standing on a hill. It is probably the most representative building in town. Due to its position it can be seen from miles away. Great views can be enjoyed from there over Chiclana, the Bahía de Cádiz, the coast and sea. The tower was used as a lookout point in case of Vikings and Moors attacks.
La Loma de Puerco where the battle of Chiclana took place in 1811 during the war against Napoleon.
The Wetlands including the salt marches were always very important areas for the Chiclaneros because of salt, fish and see food. You can see them from Roof Terrace in Cortijo de los Flamingos.
The Miralmar is located on a hill, just off the road to Conil. From here, there are great views to Chiclana. You can see the Atlantic Ocean, the bay and all the surrounding area.
El Carrascal - you can see the 3000-year-old town of Medina Sidonia and inland landscape.
La Espartosa - the whole area looks as if it has been untouched by time. It’s completely unspoilt, is covered with carob trees, cork oaks and dwarf evergreens.

The centre of Chiclana is located around the town hall square and the covered market which is bustling and lively every day. The market has an array of fruit and vegetables, fish and meat stalls. On Tuesday’s mornings there is also a large outdoor market located by the blue bridge across the river.
In Chiclana you will find preserved customs and traditions of Andalusia like the processions, bullfighting, flamenco, wine production, snacks at noon and many more. The best time to experience them are ferias and fiestas. If you are in town around 13th June – feria is a must! You will see there flamenco dresses and caballero hats, going from stall to stall you will hear flamenco singing and typical of Andalucia canto-style lament.
Other important dates in Chiclana are: February – March – carnival; March – April – Holly Week; June – Feria and Festival of San Antonio; Night of 23 June – San Juan Bonfire Night; July 16 – the fisherman’s procession between Sancti Petri and Barossa; 26 July – fiesta of Santa Ana; 8 September – Festival of Chiclana’s Patron Saint the Virgen de los Remedios; When you visit us you will be able to enjoy all of them!