Prado del Rey
Tourist zone: Sierra de Cádiz/Pueblos Blancos
Distance from the capital (km): 105
Altitude above sea level (m): 440
Area (Km2): 50
Nº of inhabitants: 5918
Name for people: Pradenses
Postal code: 11660
The roots of Prado del Rey can be traced to the Roman city of Iptuci, now a fascinating archaeological site, declared a Site of Cultural Interest. It confirms the presence of human settlements in this area from Neolithic times until the 15th
Century. It enjoyed its period of greatest splendour during Roman times, especially during the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D., although the Phoenicians had already exploited the salt flats in the surrounding area, near Cabeza de Hortales. Its most noteworthy monuments are the Nuestra Señora del Carmen Parish Church and the old Farm Cooperative building, whose structure is still intact. Traditional local dishes include chickpea and pepper ratatouille and delicious French toast with honey, not forgetting, of course, the famous “Mosto de Pajarete” white wine.
The town has a linear design, reminiscent of American colonial towns, with gardens lining its streets, and is known as the
“Garden of the Sierra”.
Interesting web pages with more information on this place:http://www.pradodelrey.es/
Official Web of Prado del Rey http://www.sierradecadiz.com/
Web of information of the Sierra de Cádiz