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This city of the province of Cadiz has great tourist attractions among which there are golf courses, sports facilities, a marina and a large number of hotels to choose from. It is the municipality of Cadiz which is situated closest to the province of Malaga and where is outstanding the residential area of Sotogrande as a destination of many tourists each year.
About San Roque
This town was formed after the war of secession in Spain, after the loss of Gibraltar, many of the inhabitants were expelled and these believing that they would return remained in the vicinity of the Rock on ancient Arab settlements, which led to the formation of San Roque and the refounding of Algeciras.
This town was already populated by Iberians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans before the Arabs, being one of the first places they managed to conquer.
Places to visit in San Roque
The old town of San Roque is a good place where you can stroll around and discover monuments, it has been declared a historic-artistic compound, and there are monuments and places like:
- Church La Coronada built during the eighteenth century.
- Plaza de Armas situated next to the church.
- Plaza de Toros built in the mid nineteenth century; it hosts a museum and is the oldest bullring in Cadiz.
- Alameda de Alfonso XI
- Viewpoint Poeta Domingo de Mena
- Archaeological Site
- Park Pinar del Rey
Local celebrations in San Roque
San Roque has several typical annual celebrations of the municipality:
- Foundation Anniversary
- Royal Fair
- Neighbourhood fairs
How to get to San Roque from Malaga
San Roque can be considered a hub of road communication in the Gibraltar Region and is a municipality along which passes everybody who is planning to visit Cadiz or the National Park of Alcornocales from Malaga.
If you need a rental car in Malaga to visit this and many other places in Cadiz don´t hesitate to consult our offers. Another option is a taxi from Malaga to San Roque, contact us for more information.
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