Photographer's Note

Hello friends today I offer this interesting look at the pretty pergola and a lamppost ride dedicated to the poet Jose Luis Tejada, which runs along the river Guadalete, also present in the photo, in the beautiful city of El Puerto de Santa Maria, I hope you like it.

El Puerto de Santa Maria is a Spanish city in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia.

Located on the shore and river mouth Guadalete. The municipality's population in 2008 was 86,288 inhabitants and is slightly rising. It has a surface area of ​​159 km ² and a population density of 541.53 hab. / Km ². It is situated at an altitude of 6 m and 21 km from the provincial capital, Cadiz. In its district is part of the Rota Naval Base.

According to legend, the city was founded by Menestheus Athenian king who participated in the Trojan War. When the war and came home, had assaulted his throne and had to emigrate. Sailing without a destination ended up right at the mouth of the river Guadalete and founded the city, Port of Menestheus. This historic event took place in 1184 or 1183 BC, as the Trojan War took place between 1194 and 1184 BC, approximately 3,200 years.

According to some archaeologists the first Gadir, as the first urban center or business center, was built in what is now the Castillo de Doña Blanca, leaving what is now a holy place Cadiz and its subsequent use as the seventh century village -VI.

El Puerto de Santa Maria is known as the City of the Hundred Palaces, although the passage of time and neglect have left many of these fine buildings have been practically ruined. Proceeds from the trade with Spanish America or India in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the town were built like palaces tailored to the needs of large traders who were also called Shippers pigs.

Legend attributes the foundation of the city to an Athenian leader, Menestheus after the Trojan War founded a city bearing his name, port Menestheus. In 711 the Muslim army fought the Visigoths at the Battle of Guadalete, which marked the entry of the Arabs in the peninsula. From that moment, the city became part of Muslim territory with the new name would love Alcanter, Alcanate or Alcanatif (الكاناتيف), ​​some researchers translate as Puerto de las Salinas. In 1260, Alfonso X conquered the city to Muslim and Arab renamed the Santa María del Puerto. Later the name was changed to the city which we know it today, ie, El Puerto de Santa Maria.

El Puerto de Santa Maria is located in the Cadiz coast, inside the bay of Cadiz, south of the Sierra de San Cristobal, on the shore and river mouth Guadalete, neighboring municipalities of Sanlucar de Barrameda (road A-2002), Jerez de la Frontera, Rota, Puerto Real, Cadiz and across the bay. El Puerto de Santa Maria is known for its main attraction, the beach, which has about 16 km, all of fine sand, and over 3,200 hours of sunshine a year.5 An important extension of the term soil City belongs to the Natural Park of Cadiz Bay.

The city's climate is characterized as essentially Mediterranean, with mild winters and summers not too hot due to the winds of the ocean. With an annual average of 18 ° C. Stand the winds of east and west. Not abundant rainfall (400-500 mm per year). It is remarkable the high insolation of over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year (over 125 days) and justifies the name of Costa de la Luz.
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Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/40000 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 22 mm
Date Taken: 2012-05-06 17:13
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
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