El Puerto de Santa María

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;Cyclopedia1897" in 2012, it was 81,473. It has a surface area is 203 km ² and a population density of 401 inhabitants km ². The average elevation is above sea level. The economy depends largely upon modern industry, especially salt processing and tourism,


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of motorcyclists (motorcycle) during the Jerez Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP). There is commercial development in the center and periphery, and a highly developed wine industry. Culture Listed are a few of the main fiestas in the area: * Spring Carnival: Cádiz is the home of Carnival with fancy dress and parades in the streets usually ending on the Tuesday 47 days before Easter. * Semana Santa: Holy Week the week that leads up to Easter Sunday is a wonderful time to enjoy the area with its street parades and long lines of penitents and big crowds. In El Puerto de Santa María, there are daily parades from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. * Campeonato de España (Motorbikes Races): A weekend fiesta of music and dance in April World Championships of Motorcycling. * Feria del Vino Fino (Spring's fair): El Puerto de Santa María's local week of fiesta, dancing sherry drinking and sevillana dancing this is usually in the middle of May. This is the principal festival is the Feria de Primavera (Spring Fair), held between the fifth and sixth week after Holy Week. In recent years, it has coincided with May 1. * Romeria del Rocio (Romería de El Rocío): Festive pilgrimage of up to one million people to the village of Rocio in Almonte, Huelva, usually around the third week of May. * Hogueras de San Juan: Midsummer bonfires and fireworks on the beaches in most areas of Cádiz on the 23 June. * Dia de la Virgen del Carmen: One of the most popular Saint of El Puerto de Santa María and all fishermen is the Virgen Del Carmen, and on the 16th of July, her image (statue) is taken from the local Church, carried into the sea on board a fishing boat, and then paraded around the town. A general day of festivities. * Virgen de los Milagros: The saint of the city is La Virgen de los Milagros (Virgin of the Miracles). The festivity is on September the 8th. Her image is taken from the principal church and carried to the street, and then paraded around the town over a carpet of flowers. It´s a local day of festivities. Main sights thumb Bull ring (File:Plaza de Toros de El Puerto de Santa María 1.JPG) *Bullring of El Puerto, which dates back to 1880 with space for 15,000 spectators. *Iglesia Mayor Prioral, known from 1486 *Castle of San Marcos (Castle of San Marcos (El Puerto de Santa María)), a fortified church built over the remains of a 10th-century Islamic mosque. It was built by order of Alfonso X of Castile from 1364, also using parts of an ancient Roman edifice nearby. *Monastery of the Victory (early 16th century), built by the Dukes of Medinaceli *Hermitage of Santa Clara (16th-18th century) *Convent of the Holy Spirit (15th century) *Church of San Francisco El Puerto de Santa María, Spain right thumb A glass of Amontillado Sherry. (Image:Del Duque Amontillado Sherry.jpg) Sherry is a fortified wine produced in southern Spain around the towns of Jerez, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa María. In the 1990s, the European Union restricted the use of name "Sherry" to the wine made from this region. It mostly made from the Palomino grape, accounting for nearly 95% of the region's plantings, but Moscatel and Pedro Ximenez can also be used. While the wine is ageing in the barrel, a naturally occurring yeast native to the region, known as flor, will develop and distinguish certain styles of Sherry. The flor needs fresh wine in order to survive and is added by the use of a solera system that also gradually blends the wines of different vintages together. Palomino wine, by itself, typically ferments to an alcohol level of around 12% with Sherry producers adding brandy to the wine in order to increase the alcohol level or kill the flor yeast which will not thrive in alcohol levels above 16%. J. Robinson (ed) ''"The Oxford Companion to Wine"'' Third Edition pg 623-627 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0198609906 * Madrid, Spain * El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Spain


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;ref Bulk Brandy Producer, Rudolf Prehn GmbH Besides being sold as a brandy, it is also an ingredient of some sherries (Sherry). It has a Protected Designation of Origin (Protected Geographical Status) (PDO). The traditional production method of ''Brandy de Jerez'' is controlled by the ''Consejo Regulador del Brandy de Jerez'' (the Brandy de Jerez Regulatory Council). The method has three main characteristics: # The brandy must have been produced exclusively within the municipal boundaries of Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda. # It must be aged in American oak casks with a capacity of 500 liters that previously contained sherry. Different types of sherry give the brandy a slightly different flavor. Nobody Expects Spanish Brandy. All that glitters is not Cognac or Armagnac at chow.com The sherry is manufactured using the same methods as a fino and results in a very pale, dry wine. In addition, the sherry is often described as having a salty flavour, believed to develop from the fact that it is manufactured on the sea estuary of the Guadalquivir river. Sanlúcar de Barrameda's cool temperatures and high humidity contribute to a higher yield of flor yeast than in Jerez or El Puerto de Santa María. The thicker cap of flor better protects the wine from contact with the air, resulting in a fresher, more delicate flavour than other varieties of fino. It is typically aged for five years in a solera, but some types may be aged longer. http: www.bbr.com region-5402-manzanilla '''Flor''' (Spanish and Portuguese for ''flower'') is a winemaking term referring to a film of yeast on the surface of wine and which is important in the manufacture of certain styles of sherry. The flor is formed naturally under certain winemaking conditions, from indigenous yeasts found in the region of Andalucía in southern Spain. Normally in winemaking, it is essential to keep young wines away from exposure to air by sealing them in airtight barrels, to avoid infection by bacteria and yeasts that tend to spoil it. However, in the manufacture of sherries, the slightly porous oak barrels are deliberately filled only about five-sixths full with the young wine, leaving "the space of two fists" empty to allow the flor yeast to take form and the bung is not completely sealed. The flor favors cooler climates and higher humidity, so the sherries produced in the coastal Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María have a thicker cap of flor than those produced inland in Jerez. The yeast gives the resulting sherry its distinctive fresh taste, with residual flavors of fresh bread. Depending on the development of the wine, it may be aged entirely under the veil of flor to produce a fino or manzanilla sherry, or it may be fortified to limit the growth of flor and undergo oxidative aging to produce an amontillado or oloroso sherry. '''Rota''' is a town of approximately 27,000 people in the Andalusia region of Spain, located in Cádiz (Cadiz (province)) province, across the Bay of Cádiz from the city of that name. Rota is bordered by the towns of Chipiona (Chipiona, Spain), Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa María. It is located on the Atlantic coast, approximately halfway between Portugal and Gibraltar. death_date 1969 J. Robinson (ed) ''"The Oxford Companion to Wine"'' Third Edition pg 623-627 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0198609906 * Madrid, Spain * El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Spain


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of motorcyclists (motorcycle) during the Jerez Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP). There is commercial development in the center and periphery, and a highly developed wine industry. Culture Listed are a few of the main fiestas in the area: * Spring Carnival: Cádiz is the home of Carnival with fancy dress and parades in the streets usually ending on the Tuesday 47 days before Easter. * Semana Santa: Holy Week the week that leads up to Easter Sunday is a wonderful time to enjoy the area

in the forest. The area boasts two other Natural parks, the Sierra de Grazalema and El Coto Donaña. thumb center 650px Panoramic view of the old ferry sailing across the Bay of Cádiz (File:El Vaporcito.jpg). Events Bullfighting is still enjoyed during the Feria season during the month of August, and during the ''Feria de la Primavera'' (Spring Fair) in early May. This Feria is dedicated to sherry wine and 180,000 half bottles are drunk in 4 days. There are several

was known as ''sack'' (sack (wine)) (from the Spanish ''saca'', meaning "extraction" from the solera ). In Europe, "Sherry" is a protected designation of origin; in Spanish law, all wine labeled as "sherry" must legally Spanish law come from the Sherry Triangle, which is an area in the province of Cádiz (Cádiz (province)) between Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda


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of Seville and Cádiz. Geography San Marcos Castle (File:Frontal del castillo.jpg) thumb thumb Iglesia Prioral (File:Plazadeespañaelpuertosm.jpg) El Puerto de Santa María is located on the Atlantic coast of the Bay of Cádiz, near the municipalities of Jerez de la Frontera, Rota (Rota, Spain), Puerto Real, and Cádiz. It is popular for its sherry and for its beaches, which are the town's principal tourist attraction. Well known beaches include Vistahermosa

, Valdelagrana, and La Puntilla. Like many other southern cities, there are many smaller towns encompassed by the municipality. There is also a major port, known as Puerto Sherry. A large amount of land has been devoted to the Bay of Cádiz Nature Reserve. Economy thumb Antigua Lonja (File:Resbaladero.jpg) The most important economic activity is tourism, mainly because of the beaches, as well as the bullfights held at the arena during the summer. The town also hosts large groups

with its street parades and long lines of penitents and big crowds. In El Puerto de Santa María, there are daily parades from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. * Campeonato de España (Motorbikes Races): A weekend fiesta of music and dance in April World Championships of Motorcycling. * Feria del Vino Fino (Spring's fair): El Puerto de Santa María's local week of fiesta, dancing sherry drinking and sevillana dancing this is usually in the middle of May. This is the principal festival is the Feria de


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he started his senior career, appearing regularly for Real Betis B (after spending five years in the youth ranks) as it was eventually relegated from the third division (Segunda División B); in the following season (2000–01 Segunda División) he moved to the first team (Real Betis), making his professional debut on 26 August 2000, and having an immediate impact (38 matches and three goals), as the Andalusians returned to La Liga after one year out. DATE OF BIRTH 21 July


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, flamenco singer * Pedro Pérez Fernández, playwright * Martín de Garay


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of Cádiz (Bahía de Cádiz), the provincial capital of Cádiz, Jerez de la Frontera, San Fernando (San Fernando, Cádiz), El Puerto de Santa María, Puerto Real and Rota which form the third largest metropolitan area in Andalusia, behind Seville and Malaga, and the twelfth largest in Spain. It is located 20 kilometres from Cádiz, and borders the municipalities of San Fernando and Puerto Real to the north. In 1877, the municipality's population was 11,677; ref name "


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*Monastery of San Miguel *Hospital of Divina Providencia (''Hospitalito'') *Palace of Aranibar *Palace of Almirante Valdivieso *Antiguo Matadero *Palace of Imblusqueta *Palace of Marqués de Villarreal y Purullena *Casa Vizarrón (''Casa de las cadenas'') *Casa de los Rivas *Antiguo Pósito *Casa de los Diezmos *Fountain of Galeras *Casa de la Placilla *Casa de Roque Aguado *Fountain of prison *San Luis Gonzaga building *Antigua Aduana *''Antigua Lonja'' ("Ancient Loggia"

El Puerto de Santa María

'''El Puerto de Santa María''' (Spanish: "The Port of Saint Mary (Mary, mother of Jesus)", locally known as just '''El Puerto''') is a municipality located on the banks of the Guadalete River in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia. , the city has a population of c. 88,000, of which some 50,000 live in the urban center, and the remainder in the surrounding areas.

The town of El Puerto de Santa María is 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.

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