Fundación Rafael Alberti

El Puerto de Santa María

Two blocks inland from Plaza Alfonso X El Sabio, this foundation has interesting, thoughtfully displayed exhibits on Rafael Alberti (1902–99), one of Spain’s great Generation of '27 poets, in what was his childhood home. Free English, French or Spanish audio guides.

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Nearby El Puerto de Santa María attractions

1. Iglesia Mayor Prioral

0.12 MILES

El Puerto’s most splendid church, the 15th- to 18th-century Iglesia Mayor Prioral dominates Plaza de España with its intricately carved facade.

2. Castillo de San Marcos

0.14 MILES

Heavily restored in the 20th century and now owned by Bodegas Caballero, El Puerto's castle was constructed over an Islamic mosque by Alfonso X El Sabio…

3. Bodegas Osborne


Creator of the legendary black-bull logo still exhibited on life-size billboards all over Spain (now without the name), Osborne is El Puerto's best-known…

4. Fuente de las Galeras Reales

0.24 MILES

Built in 1735, the four-spouted Fountain of the Royal Galleys, by the riverfront, is where America-bound ships drew their water.

5. Plaza Real de Toros


Four blocks southwest of Plaza de España is El Puerto’s grand Plaza de Toros, built in 1880 with room for 15,000 spectators and still one of Andalucía’s…

6. Bodegas Gutiérrez Colosía

0.39 MILES

An intimate, family-run, 1838-founded sherry bodega, right beside the catamaran dock. Tours (1½ hours) end with a six-wine tasting, which can include…

7. Playa de la Puntilla

1.06 MILES

A 1.5km walk southwest of central El Puerto, pine-fringed Playa de la Puntilla is the town's most immediately accessible beach. Buses 1 and 2 (€1.20) run…

8. Playa de Valdelagrana

1.44 MILES

Popular Playa de Valdelagrana, on the eastern side of the Río Guadalete, is backed by high-rise hotels and apartments and a strip of bars and restaurants…