To start your holidays with a good vibe, nothing is better than getting your transfer to San Roque from Málaga Airport, and being right in time for the things you will plan to do.
So why not to get to know a little bit more about this city. Shall we?
Thinking about your transfer to San Roque Let’s talk about history first
While you are at your transfer to San Roque, let’s dig a little bit about the history of this town.
History of San Roque
Different ancient cultures settled in the current San Roque term: Iberians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans left testimony of their presence.
In this space was Carteia, the first Latin colony in Spain, founded in 171 a.C. in the location of a city with an important port.
It was occupied by Muslims from its entry into the Peninsula until shortly before the conquest of the kingdom of Granada, specifically in 1462.
The Most Noble and Most Loyal City of San Roque, where the one of Gibraltar resides, is officially founded in 1706. However, this typical Andalusian white village was established by the Spanish inhabitants of Gibraltar on August 4, 1704.
The foundation was a historic landmark without precedent: a powerful Anglo-Dutch fleet, commanded by Admiral Rooke took the Plaza de Gibraltar and hoisted the Anglo-Saxon flag during the War of Succession.
Five thousand proud Spanish Gibraltarians rejected the British offer to remain in the city, leaving in block and settling on this hill, where the old Hermitage of San Roque, dating from 1508, was located very close to the usurped city.
The inhabitants of the Rock brought with them all the belongings they could and their precious relics. Examples of the legacy of Gibraltar Spanish are evidenced in the Pendón de Gibraltar (1502), granted by the Catholic Monarchs where titles, authorities and coat of arms are granted to Gibraltar.
In addition, the Church of Santa María la Coronada houses numerous images from the 16th to the 18th century brought from Gibraltar.
The ecclesiastical archives of Gibraltar are also preserved from 1556 to 1704 in the temple. The Historical Archive contains the municipal archives of the City of Gibraltar from 1502 to 1704.
The Most Noble and Most Loyal City of San Roque, where the one of Gibraltar resides, is officially founded in 1706.
However, this typical Andalusian white village was established by the Spanish inhabitants of Gibraltar on August 4, 1704.
The historic center is a Historic-Artistic Monumental Site since 1975.
The most outstanding monuments of the city are the Church of Santa María la Coronada (1735), the Palace of the Governors (18th century) and the Plaza de Toros (1853), the most old of the province of Cádiz and one of the oldest in Andalusia.
The most picturesque streets are those of San Felipe (manor houses with typical courtyards) and San Nicolás and Historian Montero.
The most emblematic square is the Plaza de Armas where the Crutch Pass was invented in 1720. The city has three museums today: the Museum CarteiaMuseo Luis Ortega Brú (archeology), the (sculpture and imagery) and the Bullfighting Museum ( local history of the National Holiday).
The most notable festivals are Holy Week, declared of National Tourist Interest of Andalusia and the Royal Fair. The Magna Procession of Good Friday is the most relevant.
The only one that is celebrated annually in Andalusia and that includes fourteen different images.
The other great festive date is the Real Fair (from 1852) in August that ends with the release of the Toro del Aguardiente, dating from 1649.
San Roque is the Historic Center of Campo de Gibraltar. A tourist visit to the city is mandatory when you arrive in the area for the first time, consult Tourism or Culture.
Places to visit when you get your transfer to San Roque
Now that you know a bit from the past, let’s jump into the future with your transfer to San Roque and choose the places that you will visit.
Mayorga Bridge Nucleus
The Turks, in an incursion made in 1540, landed in the neighbourhood of Puente Mayorga, where they unloaded more than 200 boots containing six thousand arrobas of wine belonging to the tithe and killing 300 pigs that grazed nearby.
Already at that time, there were nuclei of settlers. Until the 1930s it had customs and it could be the natural port of the Bay of Algeciras.
The current bridge over the Río de los Gallegos, which gives its name to the nucleus, dates from the 18th century.
Nuclo de campamento
This nucleus arose on the occasion of the Great Siege of Gibraltar in 1782. In this place, an important camp of Spanish forces was established, which would give the name to the current locality.
The Hippodrome of the Andalusian Horse Racing Company was created linked to Gibraltarian companies.
This installation was built in 1916, coinciding with the construction of the road from Campamento to La Línea.
At that time there was already a golf course, a polo field and a greyhound racing track.
Alameda Alfonso XI
It has been an essential part of the civic activity and witness of numerous historical avatars.
The name of Alfonso XI was given in the seventies of the twentieth century in memory of the Castilian King died victim of the plague, while besieging the Rock to conquer the Arabs, in 1350.
Calle General Lacy y Calle Coronel Moscoso
They are the central commercial axis of the sanroqueña life and this way all the public and festive manifestations of the city take place.
General Lacy, who gives his name to the last section of the street, was a San Pedro military hero of the War of Independence, who would later be shot by the absolutists of Ferdinand VII.
At the corner of Calle Vallecillo Luján and Calle Coronel Moscoso there is a religious plaque commemorating several people who were shot during the Civil War, specifically on July 27, 1936.
Colonel Moscoso, who names the first section of the street, was a soldier stationed in the Diego Salinas Barracks, headquarters of the Pavia regiment, and was a great animator of San Roque’s cultural life at the beginning of the 20s of the 20th century.
Previously Malaga Street was also called Company Street.
Calle San Felipe
San Felipe Street that goes up from the Alameda to the Plaza de la Iglesia. It stands out for its impressive and regular facades with balconies and bars, and for the typical Andalusian patios.
It takes its name from the old San Felipe Neri chapel dating back to the 18th century.
During much of the nineteenth century was the seat of the brotherhood of the Virgen de los Dolores, composed of women.
It was in ruins in the first decade of the twentieth century, being torn down at the end of the 50s.
In this street lost its life, in 1900, gored by the Toro del Aguardiente the corporal of the Municipal Police Domingo Tudela Manzorro.
This party was recovered with the first democratic City Council in 1979. Also in this place was the Casino del Recreo, founded in 1876.
In 1820 the liberal general Rafael Riego rose by it when he rose against absolutism.
It was also here that the famous anthem of Irrigation was first heard, a symbol of the struggle for freedom, which the Republicans later assumed.
The first telephone exchange was also located here. In the number ten of this street the award-winning actor Juan Luis Galiardo was born.
The official race of the Magna Procession of the Holy Burial is celebrated in this street on Good Friday.
You have to go back to the seventh and sixth centuries BC. to find the vestiges of what was a Phoenician settlement near the mouth of the Guadarranque River, located on a small elevation of the terrain, known as Cerro del Prado or Carteia la Vieja.
Capilla de Nuestra Señora de la Visitación
Other images include those of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias and the Virgen de los Dolores that are processioned during Holy Week. In the annex building was the Hospital de Caridad.
Founded in 1776 by an order of the same name and which replaced the existing one in Gibraltar. The mission of the sisters was to take care of the sick poor and the upbringing of foundlings of the whole region.
The brotherhood went through very difficult times because of the Great Site and the occupation of the French. In 1909, being in ruins, the parish priest Manuel Aranda Ureba managed to rebuild it, thanks to the contributions of the neighbors.
In that year the Sisters of Charity returned to the hospital, which in 1913 was replaced by the Franciscans of the Good Council who left the city in September 2001.
It symbolizes the courage, courage and strength of the fallen in the sieges of Gibraltar.
In 1976 he moved to the place where he is today, with his eyes towards Gibraltar to commemorate and indicate that Gibraltar resides in San Roque.
In the column that holds it you can read what no Spanish should forget.
What you would eat after getting your transfer to San Roque
Nothing comes better than a good meal to enjoy your vacation time, so, take a moment while you are at your transfer to San Roque and decide what you will try.
The sanroqueña gastronomy, a millenarian maritime tradition.
San Roque has a rich gastronomy, tapas in an endless number of bars or lunch in the abundant and excellent restaurants depends only on appetite with typical recipes such as shrimp tortilla, noodle stew, chicken sanroqueña, cold gazpacho or hot and the yellow line that makes the mouth water.
Walk the Culinary Route of “Monumental Gastronomy” (San Roque Centro), an itinerary that includes almost thirty restaurants and bars, many establishments in the Historical-Artistic Monumental Complex of the “City where the Gibraltarian city resides” and its surroundings.
The tapas bars of San Roque are the most popular and have a great reputation not only in the Campo de Gibraltar, but throughout the province of Cádiz and the western Costa del Sol.
While you are at you transfer to San Roque from Málaga Airport, think about our gastronomy and where to enjoy it
Bar El Varal ‘Balti’
The place with rustic decoration of ‘Balti’, offers a typical atmosphere, with many memories of the Holy Week of San Roque and other Andalusian towns.
Where you can taste the best tapas and varied rations in the emblematic Plaza de la Iglesia del Conjunto Monumental Historic-Artistic of the city.
This recently renovated establishment offers a wide variety of dishes, as well as hot and cold tapas.
Bar de Tapas Restaurante Don Benito
Typical establishment of all life with tapas, rations.
Located in the genuine Plaza de Armas, monumental heart of the most picturesque city of Campo de Gibraltar, with magnificent views of the Strait of Gibraltar and only 5 km. of Gibraltar and the Sanroqueña urbanization of Sotogrande. Manor House of the XVIII Century.
Enjoy the nice weather when you just step into your transfer to San Roque
The climate in San Roque is warm and temperate. There is more rainfall in winter than in summer in San Roque. This location is classified as Csa by Köppen and Geiger.
The temperature here is on average 17.4 ° C. Precipitation here averages 760 mm.
The driest month is July, with 1 mm of rain. With an average of 139 mm, the highest precipitation falls in December.
August is the warmest month of the year. The temperature in August averages 23.8 ° C. January has the lowest average temperature of the year. It is 12.3 ° C.
There is a difference of 138 mm of precipitation between the driest and the wettest months. During the year, average temperatures vary by 11.5 ° C.
How to solve your transfer to San Roque
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We hope that his post helped you out to enjoy your time in San Roque and the surroundings of Málaga. 🙂