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The sherry triangle

Costa de la Luz | The Costa de la Luz is not only renowned for its lovely beaches but is also is the home of sherry. Only the coastal wine growing areas in the town triangle between Jerez de la Frontera, Sancluar and El Puerto de Santa Maria are able to call themselves sherry. Jerez is regarded as the world capital for sherry production. The basis for this product with its characteristic aroma is the Palomino and Pedro grapes. The grapes are firstly dried under the sun after the harvest in September which increases the sugar level. After the pressing and fermentation the mash is enriched with brandy and then in the typical sherry solera system subsequently mixed and stored with older vintages. When you spend a vacation along the Costa de la Luz you must visit one of the wine growers and experience the unique process. Whilst there you can also directly buy from the producer a perfect vacation present for friends and family.

 

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Total rating of Chipiona

2.5 out of 5 (2 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Chipiona 

  • 2.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Jerry wrote
    on 09/05/2016

    “Chipiona Unfortunately no ancient core, little atmosphere, for example, no comparison with Sanlucar de Barrameda, or Jerrez. As seaside resort certainly ok. Striking and unfortunately often dominant the dirty sidewalks are (dogs).”

    This review has been given for property no. 151042 The review of the area has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 18/10/2015

    “The location of the apartment is not perfect, you already need a car. The nearest large towns are Sanlucar or Chipiona. In the village there is a small typical supermarket, a bakery and a few restaurants.”

    This review has been given for property no. 917939 The review of the area has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language


This is how holiday rental owners described Chipiona

CHIPIONA.- Sitting on the coast in the far west of the province of Cádiz, the pretty town of Chipiona lies at the mouth of the Guadalquivir river, only 52km from the city of Cádiz itself, Chipiona dates back to Roman times and currently has around 18,000 inhabitants. In the 19th ...
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century, the town was a remote seafaring spa and today it has become a popular resort.

THE LIGHTHOUSE.- The origins of Chipiona goes back to Roman times. The most emblematic monument in Chipiona perhaps its lighthouse, which dates from 1867 and is built at Punta del Perro at the mouth of the river Gadalquivir, in the same place where Quinto Servilio Cepión, the tower was built in 140 bC. 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.

BEACHES.- Chipiona boasts some beautiful beaches, frequented by many people living in and around Seville, Cádiz, Córdoba, Badajoz and other places far inland. However, the area is gradually opening up to international tourism. The most famous beaches are Playa de Regla and Playa de Camaron to the east of Chipiona. Has many other superb beaches, eg. Playa de la Cruz de Mar, Playa de la Canteras, Playa de Regla, Playa de las Tres Piedras and Playa de la Ballena. Its beautiful beaches have fine golden sand, which have been awarded the European blue flag of approval since 1989. The coast stretches over some twelve kilometers. The port at Chipiona is located in the west of the town and has moorings for hire as well as a sailing school.

MONUMENTS.- Being a seafaring town, the monuments are mostly found close to the beaches. In addition to the lighthouse, already mentioned above, they include:

THE MONASTERY OF NUESTRA SEÑORA DE REGLA.- The origin is a stronghold of the Ponce de Leon, Lords of Chipiona. In 1399 was donated to the hermits of St. Augustine by Pedro Ponce de León, who remained there until 1835.
In 1882 happens to occupy the Franciscan community.
Later, between 1904 and 1906 the Franciscans carried out the demolition of the old church and building a new neo-Gothic style. The Franciscan community is currently still holds the Monastery and attending the Sanctuary.
Worth noting the 15th century Moorish cloister, library, museum and the image of the Virgin is supposed to be of the 12th or 13th century.

CHIPIONA CASTLE.- The Castillo.-was built, probably of Arab origin over another by the year 1295 by D. Alfonso Perez de Guzman. Has undergone significant changes throughout its existence, has had a residential use, defensive, and has even become a hotel. It has now become the property of the City of Chipiona and it has been restored and given public use and can be visited.

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.

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 Lisboa (Portugal) in 1755, and touched Chipiona by sea, however it caused little damage. The monument has been rebuilt and renovated several times.

FISHING.- Is the oldest trade in Chipiona from which the population has been making a living over the centuries. Fishing in Chipiona is famous for its high quality and its traditional techniques.
Chipiona is characterized by “Los Corrales de Pesca” (the fish traps), expertly built stone walls that begin at the coast and become higher as they stretch out to sea. The fish are trapped here by the tide. Locals use this traditional fishing technique, making use of low these low lying stretches of irregular red sandstone. It is assumed that the "Corrales de Pesca" were built by the Romans.

GOLF.- One of the most popular pass times today in Andalucia is golf and the 18 hole, par 72, course at the Costa Ballena Club attracts many enthusiasts.

WATER SPORTS.- Such as surfing, sailing, kite surfing and windsurfing are also popular activities in the area and the waves and large stretches of beach are ideal.

FESTIVALS. –
Carnivals: Plays a large part of Chipiona life and dates back to the 1930s. Festivals are always exciting, colourful events where people celebrate night and day. The main carnival takes place mainly during January and February and particularly in the last week of February. Chipiona fills with locals and people from the neighbouring towns of Cádiz and Seville. The carnival is considered to be the best in the area and boasts a magnificent cavalcade with colourful costumes that takes place in the old town. It is a traditional affair taking place in late February, with many gastonomic attractions, which in themselves are a good reason to attend the carnival.
Chipiona was hardly touched by the famous Lisbon earthquake of 1755 and the town celebrated this fact with parades through the town. This tradition is continued to this day on the 1st November, every year.
On the first Sunday of June, the Romería del Pinar is celebrated in the Pinar de la Villa.
In July the procession of the Virgen del Carmen is a majestic marine procession through town.
In August the town´s fiesta announces the grape harvest and in September the Vigil of Nuestra Señora de Regla takes place on the beach where music and local wine are the main attractions.

FOOD.- Chipiona is distinguishable from other cities due to its exquisite gastronomy. During the summer, Chipiona boasts numerous bars, cafes, sea food restaurants and leisure attractions around and on the beaches which provide colourful entertainment until the early hours of the morning.
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source: Fernández-Ceballos

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