Chipiona: The Complete Guide

Lying on the coast in the west part of the province of Cádiz, is the pretty town of Chipiona. It sits at the mouth of the Guadalquivir river, only 52km from Cádiz, Chipiona dates back to Roman times.

In the 19th century, the town was a remote seafaring spa and today it is a popular resort for Spanish tourists.

Chipiona is also home to the tallest lighthouse in Spain, which was built in 1867 and stands at about 69 meters.


Visiting Chipiona for the first time and wondering what are the top places to see in the city? In this complete guide, I share the best things to do in Chipiona on the first visit. Top help you plan your trip, I have also included an interactive map and practical tips for visiting!

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6 Best places to See in Chipiona

This complete guide to Chipiona not only tells you about the very best sights and tourist attractions for first-time visitors to the city but also provide insights into a few of our personal favorite things to do.

This is a practical guide to visiting the best places to see in Chipiona and is filled with tips and info that should answer all your questions!

Museo Del Moscatel

Museo Del Moscatel Chipiona 2
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Located near the historic center of the city, the Muscatel Museum in Chipiona takes the visitor on a journey through the history and culture of wine. The museum comprisies of  seven themed areas, where visitors will find real and virtual scenarios where you can see and interact with lifestyles and artisan wine-production practices at different […]
Location: Avenida de Regla, 8-10, 11550, Chipiona | Hours: 1 June–30 September: 10.30 am to 2.30 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm. 1 October–31 May: 10.30 am to 2.30 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm (only Saturday and Sunday). | Price: €4 | Website | Distance: 0.50km
Visiting Museo Del Moscatel

Church of Our Lady of O

Church Of Our Lady Of The O,Chipiona 2
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A 16th century building but rebuilt in the 18th century. It is mainly Renaissance with Gothic sculptures and inside are many important pieces of art. Older locals come here to for the spa waters in the church fountain. The church has been thoroughly altered since it was first built, although it has kept the Isabelline […]
Location: Calle Fray Baldomero González, 9, 11550 Chipiona, Cádiz, Spain | Distance: 0.70km
Visiting Church of Our Lady of O

Chipiona Castle

Chipiona Castle 3
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Chipiona castle is a small 13th century castle. Today the castle is a monastery which is open to visitors. It also holds an exhibition, ‘Cadiz and the new world’ dedicated to the relationship of the province of Cádiz with the discovery of America, its colonization and the exploitation of the New World. Three of Spain’s […]
Location: Calle del Castillo 5, Chipiona, Spain | Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00-14:00 | Price: 2€ | Website | Distance: 0.90km
Visiting Chipiona Castle

Cruz del Mar

Cruz Del Mar,chipiona
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This place that was originally called Puerta de la Mar,  to the sea in ancient times, and was the maritime gateway in and out of Chipiona for all our the regions products and cities of Spain (Cádiz, Seville , Vigo) and other countries like England, Netherlands, America. There was the custom of placing a Cross […]
Location: Paseo Cruz del Mar, 18 11550 Chipiona Cádiz Spain | Hours: 24 hours | Price: Free | Distance: 0.90km
Visiting Cruz del Mar

Chipiona Lighthouse

Lighthouse Chipiona Spain
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Chipiona Lighthouse was built in 1867 and is an located in Chipiona, in the province of Cádiz, Spain.  At a height of 205 feet the lighthouse is the largest “traditional lighthouse” in Spain, the 3rd in Europe and the 5th in the world. it was built by by the civil engineer Jaime Font Escolá There […]
Location: Av. del Faro, 42, 11550 Chipiona, Cádiz, Spain | Price: 5€ | Website | Distance: 1.00km
Visiting Chipiona Lighthouse

Fishing corrals

Fish Pens Of Chipiona
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The Chipiona fishing corrals or fishing pens form an original historical, cultural and landscape, that is inherited from an ancient Roman or Arab rural fishing culture. They act like giant traps that work with the tide – the fish swim over the wall at high tide and are then trapped at low tide and can […]
Location: Camino de los Arriates 11550 Arriates Cádiz Spain | Hours: Prior reservation through the tourist office, located at the castle, is essential. | Website | Distance: 2.60km
Visiting Fishing corrals

Tours and Activities from Chipiona