Fair in El Puerto de Santa Maria

Right, its time to continue our latest adventures from our latest Spain trip (visiting region of Andalusia). In today's Piece of Life series a trade fair in small town of El Puerto de Santa Maria.

We left Jerez early in the morning and followed by the advices on the internet decided to get to the Cadiz today, and one of the options was by making a stop at El Puerto de Santa Maria, from which a ferry departs to the city of Cadiz.

We arrived around 10:00 AM at El Puerto de Santa Maria, searched a while for a free parking lot and got one a bit out of the city center next to the matador and bull statue. 

Matador and bull statue

There is some arena actually behind this statue, but forgive me - I forgot the name, as we didn't planned actually a trip here.

Iglesia Mayor Prioral

I made a nice panoramic photo out of this, which according to the Wikipedia is Priory Church - religious building in El Puerto de Santa María, province of Cádiz, Spain. It is documented from 1486 when the building was under construction. It was damaged by an earthquake in the 17th century and was partly rebuilt in the Baroque style. As a result of being constructed in two phases, the church contains both Gothic and Baroque architecture, exemplified in its portals.

Postcards from El Puerto de Santa Maria

Pretty cool capture, right?

Spaniard way of grilling sausages

Now, we are talking. In case you would  like to try to cook yourself - try cool restaurant located in nearby town of Jerez and see how I grilled supper for us the other night - Meson del Asador Restaurant review in Jerez de la Frontera

Arts and crafts

Fair in El Puerto de Santa Maria

El Puerto de Santa María (Spanish: "The Port of Saint Mary", locally known as just El Puerto) is a municipality located on the banks of the Guadalete River in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia. The town of El Puerto de Santa María is 10 kilometres (6 miles) north east of Cádiz across the bay of Cádiz and is best known for having been the port from which Columbus sailed on his second voyage to the Americas.


Something medieval here.

Vulnerary plants and herbs

OK, it's more vulnerary plants than herbs. Cool thing - turns out there is a plant good to use for psoriasis treatment. Amazing - something to put in the witches brewing pot.

Bread loves

Leather goods

I bought here a leather belt for EUR 10, which later turned out with an inscription "Made in Sweden", strange, but belt is cool.

Now, El Puerto de Santa Maria is really cool place, plan your trip here.