Iglesia Mayor Prioral

At Plaza de España, in the very heart of the old town of Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz) majestically stands Iglesia Mayor Prioral, which is one of the most emblematic and important buildings of the Hispalense Archdiocese.



Its construction dates from the fifteenth century, during the constructive swing promoted by the Dukes of Medinaceli, landowners of the town. A time of economic and commercial development which in turn led to the development of the artistic heritage of a very religious population as was the Spain of the Catholic Monarchs.
In its construction, it was used sandstone quarried from Sierra de San Cristobal. Since its construction lasted several centuries, the church features elements of the Late Gothic, baroque and neoclassical period.




In 1636, Puerto de Santa María suffered the terrible consequences of a strong earthquake that caused a lot of damage to the temple, destroying all their roofs and leaving it in serious condition. Despite this, the Church remained open until eight years later, where it began several reconstructions, from we highlight the creation of the Puerta del Sol, a Plateresque style facade which is famous for its iconographic set.

Its monumental facade stands out among all the wonders of the old town; it’s definitely worth stopping for a moment to contemplate its beauty.
Inside, the church is organized around five naves, where two of them house the chapels. We highlight the baroque altarpiece of Capilla de la Virgen de los Milagros. The Basilica is located near the port where we found lots of tascas, taverns and bars where you can quench your thirst.





Information about Iglesia Mayor Prioral

Direction: Carretera CA-201 El Puerto de Sta.Mª-Jerez (El Portal), km 3.3
Teléfono: 956 86 91 00
Timetable: Wedneday to Sunday: from 10:00 to 14:00 h. Except bank holidays
Price: Free