El Puerto de Santa María attractions

Top Choice Winery in El Puerto de Santa María

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 sherry winery. It was set up by an Englishman, Thomas Osborne…
Castle in El Puerto de Santa María

Castillo de San Marcos

Heavily restored in the 20th century, El Puerto's fine castle was constructed over an Islamic mosque by Alfonso X El Sabio after he took the town in 1260. The old mosque inside, now converted into a church, is the h…
Winery in El Puerto de Santa María

Bodegas Gutiérrez Colosía

No bookings are needed for tours of this intimate, family-run, 1830-founded sherry bodega, right beside the catamaran dock. Visits end with a six-wine tasting, which can include tapas and flamenco on request. Visits…
Museum in El Puerto de Santa María

Fundación Rafael Alberti

Two blocks inland from Plaza Alfonso X El Sabio, this foundation has interesting, well-displayed exhibits on Rafael Alberti (1902–99), one of Spain’s great Generation of '27 poets, in what was his childhood home. Fr…
Beach in El Puerto de Santa María

Playa Fuentebravía

About 6km northwest of town, beyond the northwestern end of Playa de Santa Catalina, lies busy, gold-tinged Playa Fuentebravía, served by bus 3 from Avenida Aramburu de Mora.
Beach in El Puerto de Santa María

Playa de la Puntilla

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 (€1.10) run here from Avenida Aramburu de Mora.
Beach in El Puerto de Santa María

Playa de Santa Catalina

West of Puerto Sherry, 3km-long Playa de Santa Catalina has a few beach bars. Bus 6 runs here from El Puerto's bullring bus stop.
Notable Building in El Puerto de Santa María

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 most important bullrings. Entry is from Calle Valdés. Touring …
Beach in El Puerto de Santa María

Playa de Valdelagrana

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. Bus 3 goes here from Avenida de la Bajamar.
Church in El Puerto de Santa María

Iglesia Mayor Prioral

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