Andalucia Diary – Seasonal Travel Notes

Medina Sidonia – hilltop town in Cadiz Province

It's still Carnival time, and the small hilltop town of Medina Sidonia was celebrating this sunny Sunday. There was a street party with plenty of paella on the go!


We went to the local convent San Cristobal, to buy some homemade marzipan treats. The Nuns make some income selling these little almond cakes. You ring the bell, and the Nun comes into the 'Confiteria' – like a little shop, but completely closed and you look at the nun and the cakes through a glass window, without any contact. You put your money in the little hatch and then the cakes are put in the hatch and it spins round so you can take them out – a real anachronism!

Amarguillos_ Convento R.R. Argustinas San Cristabal Medina Sidonia

This little town is quite charming with streets of typical Andaluz architecture, old churches and an ancient fort.

Typical street in Medina Sidonia

Typical doorway in Medina Sedonia

Church Medina Sidonia

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