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El Puerto de Santa María (Spanish: "The Port of Saint Mary", locally known as just El Puerto) is a municipality located on the banks of the Guadalete River in the province of Cádiz, Spain.

The town of El Puerto de Santa María is 10 km north east of Cádiz across the bay of Cádiz and is best known for having been the port from which Columbus sailed on his second voyage to the Americas.

Feria del Vino Fino (Spring's fair): El Puerto de Santa María's local week of fiesta, dancing sherry drinking and sevillana dancing this is usually in the middle of May. This is the principal festival is the Feria de Primavera (Spring Fair), held between the fifth and sixth week after Holy Week. In recent years, it has coincided with May 1.
El Puerto de Santa María is a place to enjoy, with beatiful beaches. And there is a competition with Jerez, that this town always loses, because El Puerto is the best. Official Sports are: Fishing in the river, eating fried fish (pescaito frito) and drinking Fino Wine.
by Dani El C March 24, 2011
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