Doña Blanca Castle

El Puerto de Santa María, Spain

Castillo de Doña Blanca is a tower built in the 15th or 16th century to watch the Cádiz bay. It is named after lady Blanca de Borbón, who was imprisoned there. 

The tower is built to the archaeological area. The remains of walls, necrópolis and parts of houses date from the eighth to the third century BC and were built by the Phoenicians. It is considered an ancient city with a significant development and urban planning, which shows the great power of this port city. The first traces of occupation in the mountains and around date back to the Copper Age.


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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Luis Mañas (5 months ago)
Spectacular guided tour by Magdala, a wonderful, friendly, pleasant girl who explains the tour in a very entertaining way and answers all kinds of questions that I asked her. The place is very well preserved and its visit is very instructive. That if I recommend the guided tour because if you don't know nothing, you only see stones. The guided tour and admission is free
Carmen Manzorro Cabeza (16 months ago)
Very interesting. It is worth going to see it. In addition to the Phoenician site, the star of the excavation, there are archaeological remains from the Bronze Age, and the medieval tower of Doña Blanca. The guided tour is free, and they open from Wednesday to Sunday. The excavations are suspended: one more example of how little is invested in research (of any kind) in Spain. Too bad we have so much heritage...
Juan Campllonch (16 months ago)
Very interesting visit with a guide to the site. And free. I'm worth it
Verónica Lirón (2 years ago)
Phoenician site of III before Christ. The visit usually lasts an hour and the guide explains it very well. They put you 15 minutes of documentary to tell you what happened and what the Ancient city. A pity that due to lack of funds it is not possible to continue discovering this wonder, as well as the winery that is on the hill opposite. Completely free.
Timm Sheehan (2 years ago)
Excellent flower walk leading up to the structure. Archeological sites were interesting as well but no historical plaques explaining the history.
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