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.
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).
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.