Standing on a hilltop is the ancient town of Medina Sidonia. It is a 'pueblo blanco' and dates back to the 15th century. Its most famous family would be the Dukes of Medina Sidonia who lead the Spanish Armada. Its ancient city wall is still standing and is a well known landmark in Medina Sidonia. The old Parish Church in the small square high above the town provides fabulous views from its bell tower of the surrounding countryside as far as Cadiz and Tarifa. With its cobbled streets and the white washed buildings you are transported back in time to the days when the Moors ruled this area of Spain.
The new town takes up the lower parts of the hillside and spreads out towards Vejer and Chiclana with its wide streets and airy parks. The Plaza de España is a favourite meeting place with its many cafés and bars and of course the famous cake shops of Medina Sidonia. The almond cakes were originally made by the nuns to sell and supplement the convents' income. Three of the main producers still working in the area are convents. Medina provides an excellent combination of converted merchant houses and new townhouses with communal pools.
Medina offers a well balanced combination of old traditional shops and modern supermarkets catering for all the needs of the community. There are many banks and cash points throughout Medina and if you want to have a bit of retail thereapy there is the choice of Bahia Sur indoor shopping centre at San Fernando or the new Area Sur shopping centre in Jerez.
A recent road development programme has linked Medina to the new A381 motorway making access to the airports at Jerez, Gibraltar and Malaga easy. Chiclana de la Frontera is only a 15 minute car journey from Medina and La Barossa beach in Chiclana is the nearest beach or you could head north to the beautiful beaches of Cadiz City for a change of scenery.
Old and new properties and an old and new town. You have some real choices to make here in Medina. But we have helped many people purchase their dream home here and will be happy to advise you accordingly. Please feel free to Contact Us with your requirementsContact us Search for property for sale in Medina Sidonia
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