Cruz del Mar
Historic Site in Chipiona
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 (Cruz) at the entrances and exits of the towns. In 1878 the City Council while working on the nearby promenade, renovated the deteriorated existing wooden cross with an iron one.
The marble column that supported the Cruz del Mar oyster stone pedestal was placed in 1955 and was paid for by the Seville family Sánchez Bedoya.
In 1991 this Cross was renewed again, exchanging the one previously made of cast iron for one of stainless steel.
The current commemorative monument, made in 2005, is a reproduction of the one that the previous generations of the people of Chipiona had erected, preserved and restored on three occasions: 1878, 1910, and 1955.
Other names of Cruz del Mar
The Cruz del Mar has the following names: Cross of the Sea.
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Visiting Cruz del Mar