Exploring El Puerto de Santa Maria
Why study Spanish in El Puerto de Santa Maria? El Puerto is ideally located in the Cádiz province and you can visit beautiful cities in its surroundings, such as Cádiz, Sevilla, Jerez, Granada, Ronda, Córdoba, Málaga, Gibraltar or smaller cities such as the famous Pueblos Blancos or beautiful towns at the coastline. But, El Puerto itself has a lot to offer too! So, this week we focus on our beloved and beautiful El Puerto de Santa Maria in our cultural events programme! The cultural events enable our students to discover the best of Spain: ‘Descubre España’!
On Tuesday we visted Castillo de San Marcos, the ancient castle of El Puerto. It is one of the oldest architectural monuments of El Puerto, with its beautiful towers and battlements. Originally it was an old mosque and the mix of different eras and cultures makes it a must-see in El Puerto de Santa Maria! At the castle we had a wine/sherry tasting, where we could taste a few of the most typical wines of this region. It makes the tour in the castle a very unique experience.
On Wednesday we went to Fuentebravia, one of El Puerto’s beautiful beaches. A great place to take a glass of wine or a cocktail and enjoy the sun and the view. We could practice our Spanish skills in a relaxed environment, at the TK3 beach bar. Fuentebravia is a nice part of El Puerto and it is a less touristy and more peaceful beach to go to.
Today I took my fellow students on a bicycle tour trough El Puerto and Valdelagrana, a beautiful part of El Puerto on the other side of the river Guadalete. This neighborhood is gorgeous and it is a perfect place to go by bike! At the beach in Valdelagrana you can find many bars and restaurants, and it has a beautiful promenade. Our goal was to see the national park Los Toruños, Parque Natural de la Bahía de Cádiz. So, after some sightseeing at the beach we went with our bikes to this beautiful park – absolutely wonderful! We had some refreshing drink afterwards, at beach bar La Bahia. It was a perfect activity to explore more of El Puerto de Santa Maria!