The great Phoenician footprint


As you will have the opportunity to discover if you come to visit us, Chiclana de la Frontera is a destination drawn in many colours. Blues, greens, browns speak of our environment, culture and countless attractions.

Other colours that differentiate us, like white, speak of spaces as singular and unique as our salterns and marshes. This is a natural territory that lies between two borders, the Atlantic Ocean and the countryside, and which treasures some of the most ancient traces of Chiclana de la Frontera – those that, thousands of years ago, were left by civilizations such as the Phoenicians and the Romans.

These are traces that are still very much alive in the heart of the Chiclaneros, in their daily life, and that have their best reflections in two of the most famous and characteristic products of this southern corner: salt and marshland fish.

These unique and intense flavours are an important part of our cuisine, both traditional and innovative, and are extracted each season in the same way as they were thousands of years ago, through 'rituals' that will captivate you.

Our salterns and marshes are magical places for bird lovers, since every year they are privileged witnesses to the spectacular passage of thousands of migratory birds and home to species intimately linked to this natural environment.