Conil de la Frontera
Distance from the capital (km): 43
Altitude above sea level (m): 41
Area (Km2): 88.51
Nº of inhabitants: 21927
Name for people: Conileños
Postal code: 11140
Evidence of Phoenician presence is revealed by the numerous archaeological remains that have been discovered in the area, including a brass coin exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Cadiz or the remains of a necropolis at La Huerta del Sol. It was port of undeniable importance during Roman and Visigoth times. In spite of its strong tourist atmosphere, this white Moorish-style town has successfully retained the flavour and charm of a typical seafaring town.
Of the medieval fortifications, the town preserves canvases from its ramparts at the 16th century Puerta de la Villa, as well as a bastion used to fortify these walls. The coastal Watchtowers at Roche, Puerco and Castilnovo (16th-17th
Centuries) were used to sight attacking pirates or invaders. And, lastly, the Guzmán Tower, built in the 14th and 15th Centuries, was part of the old castle and served as the nucleus around which the town was built.
The Santa Catalina Parish Church and the Town Hall building are situated in Plaza del Castillo. Other noteworthy monuments include the Misericordia Hospital, the Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno Hermitage (the town's patron saint), the Nuestra Señora de las Virtudes Convent and the Espíritu Santo Shrine.
Visitors should also try to visit the "Museo de Raíces Conileñas" and attend the fascinating fish auctions at the fish market in the town's fishing port.
The municipality of Conil has valuable natural spaces, the most noteworthy being the Roche and El Colorado Pine Forests. These are home to numerous endangered species, including a large population of coastal junipers, or the "fartet" (Aphanius iberus), a small hermaphrodite fish found in the River Roche.
All types of water sports are available off Conil's magnificent beaches. The most important are:
- The Fontanilla Beach .
- La Fuente del Gallo.
- The Beach at Roche and its coves (where large waves form that are ideal for surfing).
also boasts many charming, paradisiacal coves at the foot of imposing cliffs.
Interesting web pages with more information on this place:http://www.conildelafrontera.es/
Official Web of Conil de la Frontera http://www.visitatrafalgar.com/es
Trafalgar Coast http://www.facebook.es/ConilTurismoSensible
"Conil Hospeda" booking center