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We hoped it would be Maria after she led our tour of Cadiz three years ago. She's a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable, excellent English, so interesting, and clearly passionate about her home town. Thank you!
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Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Delve deep into 15th century Spain and follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus, exploring the riverside town of El Puerto de Santa Maria.

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

At 11 am on the morning of your tour, meet your guide at the historic Plaza de Toros, or bullring, in El Puerto de Santa Maria.

We'll stroll along the banks of the river Guadalate next, taking in the views as we 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 most 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.

Finally, we'll head to the Archive of the Indias; a fascinating building where historic documents are kept. Did you know it was once sacked by Anglo-Dutch troops?

Finish off your guided walking tour of El Puerto back in the original departure point at around 1 pm.

Important information

In the event that any of the monuments on this tour are closed, you will visit an alternative similar monument instead.

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Price

Adults Children under 12 years old
US$ 20.30
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 20.30
  • Children under 12 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 75% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English speaking guide.

Entrance to the Archive of the Indias.

Entrance to the Prioral Church.

When to book?

You can book up until 36 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 20.30

Meeting point

Plaza de Toros.

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