Medina Sidonia information

medina sidonia cathedral malaga villages andalusia spain Located in the heart of the province of Cádiz in the Bull Route - between the mountain and the sea - Medina Sidonia has a privileged view of country-side and the Bay of Cádiz.

A visit to this town entails travelling through history. Within its streets we discover past civilisations which are now part of our memory and legacy.medina sidona walls malaga villages andalusia spain

The Roman colony of Asido Caesarina was constructed over Phoenician settlements, at the top of "Cerro del Castillo", over 300 m. high.

Under Visigoth rule, Medina was capital of the province and has been centre of the church since late V century. It was invaded by the Muslims in 712 and was capital of the Sidonia Cora (Sadunia).

medina sidonia town council malaga villages andalusia spain It was reconquered by King Alonso X El Sabio in 1264 and became part of the frontier with the Nazarí Kingdom of Granada.

This 3,000 year old town has been delcared Historic and Artistic Zone and of Cultural Interest, and was given a Prize to the Beautification of Andalusian Towns.

It is well known for its beautiful white streets, its railed balconies and windows and its much appreciated, genuine and delicious traditionally made cakes and its vast gastronomy.

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