Conil de la Frontera
Conil is not just about beaches and having fun; its streets are full of history told through ancient towers and churches which extend above the orderly traditional white houses.
Sites of Interest: (Approximate distances from the Hotel Fuerte Conil–Costa Luz)
The archway of the Town Gate leads to the old walled area that has become one of the most symbolic sites of the town. It takes us to the narrow medieval lanes where truly indigenous traditions survive.
Dating from the 16th century and rebuilt in the 19th century with a curious combination of styles, today the Church presides over the square and gardens of the same name. At present it is used as an exhibition hall.
Symbolic of Conil, and an essential part of the coat of arms, the 14th century tower was erected in the centre of the town on the orders of Guzman “The Good”.
Popularly known as the “Puerta Cai“, this was the former site of one of the four exits and entrances to the walled town.
Take a look at the boats used for tuna fishing in the Almadraba (Andalucian tuna fishing technique) in the Port of Conil. Do not miss the fish auction.