Isla del Trocadero

Isla del Trocadero
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La Isla del Trocadero Natural Space is located at the entrance to the city of Cadiz, separated from the continent by a channel of the same name. It is situated in the south of the Bay of Cadiz, southwest of Puerto Real. This marshy area is inside the Bay of Cadiz Nature Reserve and it boasts high ecological and natural value. Its landscape, which stretches from San Fernando to the next town of Puerto Real, really makes the visit worthwhile. Sunset is one of the best times to observe the true beauty of this place as flocks of birds are constantly on the move.

The area is a habitat for relaxation and nourishment for many aquatic birds, both in winter and during their migratory routes, and it plays a special role as a breeding ground for some species, mainly gulls and waders, and as a breeding and spawning ground for European South Atlantic populations of fish, crustaceans and molluscs .

Reproductive birds in this area include the yellow-legged gull, Kentish plover, pied avocet, black-winged stilt and little tern. Spoonbills, flamingos and herons also nest and breed here. Sedentary birds include the woodlark, white stork and zitting cisticola. These are the reasons the space has been declared a Special Protection Area for Birds.

On the south of the island you will find the ruins of San Luis Fort, which formed a part of the fortifications of the Bay of Cadiz. In addition to having a historic past, the island also enjoys extensive archaeological heritage, as various types of Phoenician and Roman amphorae and the remains of canon balls from the Peninsular War have been found beneath the castle and its surroundings.

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Services and infrastructure

  • Tourist Office



Environmental units

The Atlantic coast of Andalusia

Statement date

28 / 07 / 1989

Area (m2)


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