Castle of San Marcos

Castle and Mosque in Cádiz

Castle Of San Marcos, Port Of Santa María, Spain
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The Castle of San Marcos was was commissioned by Alfonso X “The Wise” after he took the town in 1260. It was originally a fortified church from the 12th century which was built on top of an old Mosque from the 9th century, on the banks of Guadalete River, in the historical center of El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain.

The gothic-style castle has an octagonal keep and the enclosure is flanked by eight towers topped with battlements and it is surrounded by a small old city wall.

Cultural events, conferences, lunches or dinners can be held both inside or outside in the garden, for up to 300 people.

The castle is currently owned by Bodegas Caballero which operates next door. Perfect for combining wine/sherry tasting and castle tour.

The Castle of San Marcos appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Cádiz!

Other names of Castle of San Marcos

The Castle of San Marcos has the following names: Castillo de Alfonso X El Sabio.

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Visiting Castle of San Marcos


Tours hourly 11.30am-1.30pm Tue, 10.30am-1.30pm Wed-Sat, closed Wed & Fri Nov-Apr


€8, Tue free

Address: Plaza Alfonso X el Sabio, 3, 11500 El Puerto de Sta María, Cádiz, Spain
Telephone: +34 627 569 335
Duration: 2 hours

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