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Villages in Cadiz


Villages in Cadiz

Barbate, Zahara de los Atunes, Caños de Meca y Zahora

Barbate is located in the province of Cádiz and it is a fishing town in the vicinity of Cabo de Trafalgar. There are three districts in Barbate: Zahara de los Atunes, Caños de Meca and Zahora, which, as a whole, it has more than 20 kilometres of beaches, many of them still virgin, with thin and golden sand and crystal clear water.

In the municipality we can find the Nature Reserve of Breña and Marshes of Barbate.

In the archaeological sites found in Barbate we can observe that human presence in these lands goes back to Prehistory. Although it is assumed that the first settlers of the coasts in Barbate knew and made the most of the richness of its coast, the Phoenicians were the first who exploited these resources in an organized way and the ones who through the tunny fishing system and the salted fish turned Barbate into an exporting centre known in all theMediterranean.


Ancient Fish Market in rationalist style (1940).
Town Hall, XX century.

Tajo Watchtower

Archaeological Sites

Remains of San Ambrosio Hermitage, with a Visigothic architecture of VII century that is outside the urban area.

Beaches: Mangueta, Zahora, Los Caños de Meca, Hierbabuena, Ntra. Sra. del Carmen, Cañillos, Pajares and Zahara de los Atunes


Path of Acantilado
Path Torre de Meca
Path Caños-Torre de Meca
Path Marismas del Barbate


Soups. Stews of fish. Noodles with Mackerel. Tuna with onion. Grilled fresh tuna. Stuffed Tuna. Filled Squids. Marinated Dogfish or with tomato. Fried or grilled Cuttlefish.

How to get there

Leave Cádiz and continue in CA-33. Pass near San Fernando and continue in E-5 / A-48. Take the exit towards Exit 3 – Chiclana de la Frontera – Town Centre. Cross Chiclana de la Frontera and take CA-2132. In the roundabout take the exit 1 and continue in N-340. Alleyway Olivar. In the roundabout take the exit 2 and continue E-5 / A-48 towards N-340 – Algeciras – Málaga. Take E-5 / N-340. Turn right in A-393. Alleyway Barca. Take the Motorway A-314. Alleyway La Oliva. You arrive the town.


Cádiz 63 km
Conil 25 km
Sevilla 166 km
Algeciras 77 km
Medina Sidonia 36 km
Jerez de la Frontera 79 km
Zahara de los Atunes 10 km

Barbate Ayuntamiento Barbate

Ofincina municipal de turismo de Barbate

Barbate – Photos 01-01-2018

Barbate townhall

San Paulino Parish Church - Barbate

San Paulino Parish Church Bell Tower - Barbate

Inmaculada Square - Barbate

Inmaculada Square - Barbate

Caños de Meca - Cala del Varadero

Barbate - Cala Isabel

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