Delve deep into 15th century Spain and follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus, exploring the riverside town of El Puerto de Santa Maria.
El Puerto de Santa Maria Walking Tour Itinerary
On the morning of your tour, you'll meet your guide at the historic Monasterio de la Victoria, a former monastery located next to the train station in El Puerto de Santa Maria.
Begin your guided tour in the Archive of the Indias; an iconic attraction where historic documents from the history of the city are kept, in a building with a history almost as long. Did you know it was once sacked by Anglo-Dutch troops?
Stroll along the banks of the river Guadalate next, taking in the views as you learn all about the significance of this town in Columbus' expeditions to the Americas, and later as a merchant port for international trade. You'll see El Puerto de Santa María's iconic historic sights, like the old port, the traders' marketplace and the customs buildings.
Next, the tour takes in the Mayor Prioral Church, found in Plaza de España. This church was built in the high part of the city, and its construction coincides with the golden age of the Medinaceli dukes, just as with the majority of the major buildings in the area.
Finish off your guided walking tour of El Puerto after approximately two hours, learning about how the town has changed and developed over history.
In the event that any of the monuments on this tour are closed, you will visit an alternative similar monument instead.
|Adults||Children between 5 and 11 years old||Children under 5 years old|
Children between 5 and 11 years oldUS$ 6.7
Children under 5 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Local English speaking guide with expert knowledge of art and history.
Entrance to the Archive of the Indias.
Entrance to the Prioral Church.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (El Puerto de Santa María local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Monasterio de la Victoria.