I took a few of pictures of this street and to be honest I didn’t think it was of that importance. I just found the white houses with the black gates interesting. When I did a bit of research I found that this street dates back to 1747, but in 1880 the name of the street was changed to Padre Felix. Padre Felix was the Bishop of Cadiz who used to stay at this street whilst on holidays. It was not until February 1990 that the name was changed back to La Loba. The houses are from the 19th century.
This convent was founded in 1867 from what was 12 houses. I found out a little history which relates to my hometown Gibraltar. There was a nun who was originally from Gibraltar who converted from Jewism to Christianity and lived in this convent. She was buried in the convent.
These ruins are just passed the Church of Santa Maria La Coronada. There is a bit of a steep hill climb to get to the ruins, but you have very good views of the town and of the Church. The ruins where also fenced off as there were some restoration works being carried out.
This church was built in the 16th century on the site of an old mosque. It is situated in the higher part of Medina Sidonia. When I visited there where some repair works to the exterior but unfortunately I did not have enough time to visit, and all the doors seemed to be closed. This church was named as a Historical Building in 1931
On the horizon as one approaches Medina Sidonia from the coast, is a huge castle. It is NOT the castle in Medina Sidonia. Does anyone know anything about it? Is it on private land? We want to walk up to it, as we are ruined-castle aficionados.
Not a great deal to see at this convent, the high walls and barred windows make it look a little like a prison. I came to a doorway at one end marked visitors entrance, I was about to take a peek inside when Carmen told me it was for visitors to the nuns and not for tourists. Not wanting to cause a scandal, I stepped back outside.
The oldest and most beautiful of the towns three gates, this Arab gateway in typical Arab style was built in the 10th century. Near it are some of the original walls to the Muslim city. Pastora translates as the Shepherds gate.
Behind the church and in direction to the castle you can see the old rests of the Alcazar. They are working right now on the restoration of the area. Hope it will be done soon, as Medina Sidonia is a lovely spot and deserves the visit
This large gothic and rennaissance church sits in the heart of the Moorish part of the town. I liked the tower and the front facade, the tower being very typical in its style of Andalucia. At the rear of the church are some excavations of grain silos from the time of the Moors.
Price is 3 Euros, when we heard that, we nearly go out lol and miss this incredible tour.
We had a personal tour around the very well conserved drainage system from the roman times.
it is only explained in Spanish, but Stace understood a lot about it (I am proud of you)
then they show you the rest of pavement of the main roman street that is on another house.
This one is the least interesting gates of the city, due to the awful rending renovation that they made in the past. But it is close to the castle and the way to enter if you go to the castle by car (only if you have a jeep)
It is in ruins. But is worth a visit because of the incredible views, if the day is nice.
When we first visited in the morning, the fog was so deep, that we nearly did not see the village, a few hours later, we got incredible views.
Once you cross the Arco de Belen or Belen gate you can have a great view of this church.
Next to the church is the tourist office and some souvenirs and ceramic shops
A mix of gothic and renascent style
the price to enter is 2 Euros
Called also Iglesia Mayor
This gate is not of muslin origin it is from the 16th century as other monuments of the city.
from here you can go to the Caballerizas del rey, that now is closed and only opens for exhibitions or expositions.
On the photo at the top the Church (Iglesia Mayor)
We can start our visit to Medina Sidonia from here.
As all cities in Spain for many years the main square was the center of all activities, so around this one was the market a few churches and the town hall