Culture and History
Conil de la Frontera was founded at the time of the Phoenicians, and was subject to the influences of different cultures in the course of its history. In particular, the rule of the Moors from the year 711 has left its mark.
With the re-conquest by the Christians in the context of the 'reconquista', the city received its current name. This bears witness to the addition of "de la Frontera" (engl.: at the border) the fact that Conil formed the border with the Kingdom of the Moors like other cities such as "Chiclana", "Jerez" and "Arcos".
There is no shortage of Arabic Mudéjar architecture in Conil. Above all the "Torre de Guzmán", as well as the "Baluarte".
If you are interested to get to know the cultural and historical sites of Conil, then you should participate in a tour organised by the local tourist office. These trips are offered once a week during the summer months with guide in English for currently 3 euro per person.
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The flea markets for arts and crafts represent another form of cultural life. The most famous is the "marcadillo de artesanía", which takes place every day in the summer months along the beach promenade.
Here you will find useful information about the cultural activities: