Our recently renovated apartment is on the first floor of an 18th century merchant's house. It is perfectly situated in the heart of the old town, within a...
Where is it?
We're located in the west of the town, next to the port of Chipiona. It has moorings for hire as well as a sailing school.
Only 10 minutes walk you can visit "The lighthouse" which is situated at Punta del Perro at the mouth of the river Gadalquivir. It was built to warn ships away from the large rock, Piedra de Salmedina. Despite the lighthouse´s presence, this rock has been responsible for many wrecks over the years. Visitors can tour the 69 metre high lighthouse and climb the 344 steps leading to the very top of the lighthouse. It is the tallest in Spain and remarkably, the third tallest in the world. On a clear day, you can enjoy views of up to 25 miles of the entire area, which are truly magnificent. They include sea views and other sights such as the cloister of the Sanctuary, the Cuzmán el Bueno Castle and the parish church, as well as the typical fish traps, for which the area is so famous.
Chipiona boasts some beautiful beaches, frequented by many people living in and around Seville. However, the area is gradually opening up to international tourism. The most famous beaches are Playa de la Regla and Playa del Camarón to the east of Chipiona. This is 15- 20 minutes walk from the apartment.
As Chipiona is a small town and we are very central, you may visit the following attractions:
THE MONASTERY OF NUESTRA SEÑORA DE REGLA
Once a fortress belonging to the Ponce de León family and over the centuries, it was turned into a monastery for different orders over the years.
In 1251 Chipiona was re-conquested by King Fernando III who built the castle in 1295. Today the castle is a monastery which is open to visitors.
NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA O PARISH
A 16th century building but rebuilt in the 18th century. It is mainly Renaissance with Gothic sculptures and inside are many important pieces of art. Older locals come here to for the spa waters in the church fountain
LA CRUZ DEL MAR
This is an iron sculpture of a cross on a stone base, located on the sea promenade at the end of Calle Isaac Peral. It commemorates a terrifying earthquake that centred on Portugal in 1755, and touched Chipiona by sea, however it caused little damage. The monument was rebuilt in 1878 and renovated in 1910.
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