In the city of San Fernando, three routes have been designed that group monuments and places of interest within the same theme: Isla de las Cortes, Navy Route and Camarón de la Isla Route, in addition to an additional itinerary that includes the most outstanding points of each one that is around two a linear miles:
San Fernando, Cradle of Modern Constitutionalism, played an important role during the War of Independence, specifically in 1810. The then Villa de la Real Isla de León and its neighbour the city of Cádiz were the only territory free from the French invader.
La Isla de León was born in the 18th century thanks to merchants who invested their profits from trade with the Indies and to the centralisation of the modern facilities of the Navy in the area, both because of its privileged geographical location and because of its traditional ship repair and supply activities.
José Monje Cruz, Camarón de la Isla, is the character who best represents the city of San Fernando internationally, and for this reason, preserving the honor of the world flamenco myth, a route has been designed in his hometown that shows where he was born and grew up in his early years.
With this itinerary, we propose a tour of around 2 linear miles through about 15 spaces and tourist resources that emanate from the history and tradition of San Fernando. A tour that symbolically brings to life the geographic line of reference that Spain used during a large part of the 19th century: the Zero Meridian. A visit to the Royal Naval Observatory will allow you to learn about it in depth, since it is a cultural element in and of itself, which today gives it name to this itinerary.