Chiclana de la Frontera
Chiclana de la Frontera
Chiclana de la Frontera is located in the province of Cádiz, in Andalucía. It is located to the South of the Bay from Cádiz. Its coast is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Chiclana limits with San Fernando, Puerto Real, Conil de la Frontera, Medina Sidonia y Vejer de la Frontera.
We can find marshes, beaches and pine forests; marshes with ecological value, that are part of a protected area, Bahía de Cádiz Natural Park; interminable beaches, with fine sand, that have favoured the development of a high-quality tourism; pine forests next to the coast, an ideal complement of the beaches, country and the sea.
In the interior of the town we can observe a vineyards, extensive plantations of cork-trees and meadows for pastures; there are also small nature reserves, lakes such as the one of Jeli and Montellano, where various kind of birds are reproduced, some of them endangered species.
The city centre of Chiclana located to six kilometres from the coast, has all the equipments and public, social, transport and cultural services. It also has an important touristic attraction: monuments, commercial district, markets, handicraft, wine cellars, restaurants, bars, etc.
Chiclana has a mild climate without many oscillations, few rainfalls and more tan 3.000 daylight hours per year.
The Town Hall
The Clock Tower
San Telmo Church
Castle of Sancti Petri
San Sebastian Church
Hospital of San Martín
Hermitage of Santa Ana
Conde del Pinar’s Palatial-Home
San Juan Bautista Mayor Church
Church and Convent of Jesús Nazareno
Chiclana de la Frontera Gastronomy
The best sign of the gastronomic culture is the wine of Chiclana. This town has a long wine-producing tradition.
The wine of Chiclana was one of the greater productions in Jerez. Although the production has fallen recently, in the existing wineries we can find high-quality dry sherry wines and muscatels. These wines are produced with traditional and handmade processes. The visit to the wineries and the tasting of these wonderful wines can be a great experience for the visitor, who will find that Chiclana, besides having a good climate, sunshine and sea, it offers you a top-quality wines.
As for the local cuisine of Chiclana, it has the same guidelines of the traditional cuisine in Andalucía.
The most typical dish is the Berza Chiclanera (Cabbage). The fishes and shellfish are breaded in the streams and fish farms that compose its marshes.
We can mention the unknown king prawn of Chiclana. It is less important than the usual one and has delicate flesh; it is an ideal accompaniment for the wines.
We also can find the cured pork from Chiclana, especially the sausage, the spicy pork sausage, and the pork scratching.
The confectionery and confectioner’s of Chiclana are very famous in the area. We can mention the almond flat cakes made in the Convent of Las Madres Agustinas Recoletas.
How to get there
Motorway Link: The Ap-4 (Cadiz – Sevilla) for Puerto Real (20 km) joins Jerez de la Frontera and Seville (40 and 124 kilometers respectively)
The A-48 (Cádiz-Algeciras)
The A-390 (Chiclana-Medina Sidonia, it connects with the A-381 (Jerez-Los Barrios)
The CA-2022 (Chiclanan-Pago del Humo-Naver) binds to the C-342 (Arcos de la Frontera-Barbate).
The CA-2134 (Chiclana-Sancti Petri-La Barrosa) Chiclana Costa joins with the center.
Links with the A-48 (all directions) by Ctra of Lagunas (exit 10) and Loma del Puerco Ctra (exit 15).
Cádiz 24 km
Sevilla 127 km
Barbate 40 km
Puerto Real 19 km
Medina Sidonia 24 km
Véjer de la Frontera 31 km
Jerez de la Frontera 41 km
Paterna de la Rivera 33 km
Conil de la Frontera 20 km
Convent – Church of Jesús Nazareno
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