PUERTO REAL AND THE SEA

The waters of the Bay of Cádiz, which bathe Puerto Real, have always been among the city’s main attractions. We invite you to a route to discover the seafront of Puerto Real, its history and its present, its natural wealth and its splendid views.

1 INTERPRETATION CENTRE

The Interpretation Centre is a museistic space designed to discover the history, the near past and the present of the city. A place to know the city’s way of life, the life of its citizens, their experiences, traditions and the city’s cultural heritage, and a perfect way to start any tourist route in Puerto Real.

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2 LA CACHUCHA URBAN BEACH

La Cachucha is an urban beach known for the health benefits of its mud. The beach is a quiet space and ideal for the little ones that surprises with the amplitude of its tides.

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3 FORTIFIED PIER

The pier was fortified by Cadiz born architect Torcuato Benjumeda in the late 18th century from a 16th century pre existing one. It was aimed to cover the needs of the city’s port from specially from 1717, when Casa de la Contratación was transferred to Cadiz. In addition, it provided the city with a space for first defense against possible maritime attacks.

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4 MARITIME FRONT

This a public space, designed by the National Urbanism Prize Winner José Seguí, which layout, capability for abstraction and scale, fit into the main public space, defining it, and in the landscape from the sea. This is an urban space of great architectural quality implanted in an isolated way whose modern character contrasts with that of the adjacent Artistic Historic Site, making it visible.

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5 HORNO ROMANO DEL GALLINERO

The Romanization process, from the end of the 3rd century BCE to the end of the 1st century, implies the extensive occupation of the territory of Puerto Real and the proliferation of rustic settlements, workshops of production of ceramics whose products can be traced in several points of the empire. The Roman kiln of El Gallinero is a circular oven of Roman amphoras dating from the first quarter of the first century BCE. and whose production consists almost entirely of amphorae for salt fish.