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  • Added by: AdalBert @ 07 Aug 2010 11:38
    Overview The town of Rota is located in the province of Cadiz which is in the region of Spain, Andalusia. The population of this town is approximately 27000. The towns - Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Chipiona and El Puerto de Santa María border Rota. It is exactly in the middle of Gibraltar and Portugal and is situated on the Atlantic coast. History It has been found through archaeological evidence that once upon a time there was a Bronze Age Settlement in this place. This town was originally founded by the Phoenicians when Cadiz was founded. During the period of Tartesian Empire, it was called Astaroth. Under Romans it was called Speculum Rotae. This town was called Rabita Rutta at the time of Moorish rule which means watchtower of Rota. Climate The average temperatures in a year are as follows: Maximum – 25 °C in the month of August Minimum – 11 °C in January Art and Culture Some of the popular monuments in this town are as follows: 1.The Castle of the Luna – was built in the 18th century over the remains of a Moslem Ribat; this was renovated in 1999 and at present is being used as the council office. 2.The Parish Church – was built in the 16th century and contains various styles – Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Plateresque. The artistic treasures include the Organ, the choir stalls, the paintings and the statues. 3.San Juan Bautista – was built in the Baroque style. 4.San Roque Church – was built in Baroque style. 5.The Merced ...

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