Zahara de los Atunes Things to Do

  • The Caribbean? Not Spain!
    The Caribbean? Not Spain!
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  • Zahara's beach - Playa de Zahara
    Zahara's beach - Playa de Zahara
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  • White sand - Arena blanca
    White sand - Arena blanca
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    Church Our Lady of Carmen - Iglesia

    by spanishguy Updated Jun 13, 2006

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    The parish church - La parroquia
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    There is a simple but nice church dedicated to the Virgin of "El Carmen", the patron of the sea workers. The Virgin of "El Carmen" is also the patron of lots of coastal cities and villages. In 2006 Zahara de los Atunes celebrates the first hundred anniversary of the Virgin protection.

    Hay una iglesia sencilla pero bonita desdicada a la Virgen del Carmen, la patrona de los hombres de la mar. La Virgen del Carmen es tambiñen la patrona de muchas otras ciudades y pueblos de la costa. En 2006 Zahara de los Atunes celebra el primer centenario de la protección de la Virgen.

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    Tunny fishery castle - Castillo Almadraba

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    Entrance from the beach - Entrada desde la playa
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    This castle was built up in the 15th century by the Dukes of Medina Sidonia searching for defence the fishermen from pirates. It was very big and it hosted canning industry facilities, fishing warehoses, housing, farms, markets and a chapel. Unfortunatly it's in very bad conditions right now and there are just some walls and towers. It's said the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was lodged here.

    Este castillo fue construido en el siglo XV por los duques de Medina Sidonia para proteger a los pescadores de los piratas. Era muy grande y acogía dependencias para la industria conservera, almacenes de pesca, alojamientos, granjas, mercados y una capilla. Desgraciadamente está en muy malas condiciones actualmente y sólo se conservan algunas murallas y torres. Se dice que el escritor español Miguel de Cervantes estuvo alojado aquí.

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    The Spanish Caribbean - El Caribe español

    by spanishguy Updated Jun 13, 2006

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    The Caribbean? Not Spain!
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    It's a very beautiful beach and you can see it in the pictures. The Atlantic Ocean looks light blue, the sand is fine and white and there are just a few visitors, in comparison with other Spanish beaches. The only cons I can mention is the wind, very strong at the area. On the otrher hand such a condition makes this places a paradise for the water sports lovers, mainly windsurfers.

    Es una playa muy bonita como puedes ver en las fotos. El Océano Atlántico tiene un color azul claro, la arena es fina y blanca y hay pocos visitantes en comparación con otras playas españolas. El único inconveniente que yo puedo citar es el viento, demasiado fuerte en esta zona. Por otro lado esta circunstancia hace de este lugar un paraiso para los amantes de los deportes acuáticos, especialmente de los surferos.

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    Inside castle

    by Carmela71 Updated Jan 11, 2004

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    Stace aka Beach_dog

    Since these times the Duques of Medina Sidonia have enjoyed the benefits of the Almadraba due as I explained in the previous tip, to the safety they offered to the fisherman of the coast.

    Desde entonces los Duques de Medina Sidonia han disfrutado de parte de los beneficios de la captura del atún.

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    Castle de la Almadraba

    by Carmela71 Updated Jan 11, 2004

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    Entrance to castle

    Even if you can only find the walls close to the main beach, at the XVI century the Duques of Medina Sidonia constructed a castle due to the importance of the Tuna fishing.

    The fisherman were having trouble with the pirates, so they constructed the castle and offered safety to them for some benefits of the Almadraba (fishing tuna)


    Solo queda parte de las murallas que están cerca de la playa del castillo que en el siglo 16 construyeron los duques de Medina Sidonia para proteger a los pescadores de los piratas, dándoles a los duques parte de los beneficios de la captura.
    Por eso el castillo se llama de La Almadraba

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    Zahara and the tuna

    by Carmela71 Updated Jan 11, 2004

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    Since the beginning of the town, they had been practising the fishing of the tuna.

    It felt down in the past but due to the tourism, it has come back to life.

    Almadraba is the technique they fish them.

    Esta zona es famosa por la pesca del atún desde tiempos romanos, en el ultimo siglo estuvo en decadencia por lo que la ciudad decayó.

    La técnica de la captura del atún se llama almadraba

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    Beaches

    by Carmela71 Updated Jan 11, 2004

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    Zahara de los Atunes Beach

    As I said at the introduction, the best of this are are the incredible beaches.

    I normally like the take the road that follows the beach from Zahara to Barbate and then Conil.

    Como decía la principio, lo mejor son sus playas. Me gusta tomar la carretera de la playa que va desde Zahara hasta Barbate y luego Conil ...

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