The best of culture in Arcos de la Frontera

Arcos de la Frontera is a beautiful white inland town of the Province of Cádiz that is a must-see for all culture lovers. This town is an ideal place for you to discover the different cultural elements that can be found here and learn all about them.

Arcos de la Frontera boasts a wealth of items of great cultural value: churches, religious imagery and sculptures, museums, music, cuisine and history. An enriching experience for all!

All this will undoubtly make you enjoy your visit to the town of Arcos de la Frontera, especially if you are a culture lover. The history of Arcos de la Frontera is stricly related to its culture, as the influence of the legacy of Al-Andalus has left its mark on the town.

What is more, the local cuisine is undoubtedly part of our culture. When visiting Arcos, trying the typical food is something that you must try.

Arcos de la Frontera is not only renowned for its beautiful architecture, but also for the less “tangible” culture. For example, flamenco. If you visit Arcos de la Frontera, you should attend a live flamenco show. Surely, it won’t leave you indifferent!

In conclusion, if you are a real culture aficionado, Arcos de la Frontera is an ideal town to spend unforgettable holidays. Don’t hesitate to check out our website TUDESTINO to find all useful info about Arcos de la Frontera.

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Santa María Minor Basilica

Santa María Minor Basilica

The Santa María Minor Basilica is the biggest and the main church of Arcos de la Frontera. It was built between the 13th and 14th centuries on the remains of the old Arab Mosque, and it mixes...
The Santa María Minor Basilica is the biggest and the main church of Arcos de la Frontera. It was built...
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Santa María Minor Basilica


- Basílica Menor de Santa María de la Asunción, Plaza del Cabildo, Arcos de la Frontera, España
The Santa María Minor Basilica is the biggest and the main church of Arcos de la Frontera. It was built between the 13th and 14th centuries on the remains of the old Arab Mosque, and it mixes different styles. Outside, the façade is in Gothic-plateresque style and the tower of the side façade is in...
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Chapel of La Misericordia

Chapel of La Misericordia

The Chapel of La Misericordia was built by the Marquis of Cádiz in the late 15th century. It had the aim of being a shelter for abandoned children and a women’s hospital. The portal, in Gothic...
The Chapel of La Misericordia was built by the Marquis of Cádiz in the late 15th century. It had the aim of...
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Chapel of La Misericordia


- Calle Núñez del Prado, 5, Arcos de la Frontera, España
The Chapel of La Misericordia was built by the Marquis of Cádiz in the late 15th century. It had the aim of being a shelter for abandoned children and a women’s hospital. The portal, in Gothic style, stands out, as well as two portraits of the Marquis of Cádiz carved in capitals inside. Currently, it...
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Casa de los Jesuitas

Casa de los Jesuitas

The Casa de los Jesuitas (House of the Jesuits) is the current market of Arcos de la Frontera. Located in Plaza Boticas, this building began to be built in mid-18th century to accommodate the Order....
The Casa de los Jesuitas (House of the Jesuits) is the current market of Arcos de la Frontera. Located in...
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Casa de los Jesuitas


- Plaza Boticas, Arcos de la Frontera, España
The Casa de los Jesuitas (House of the Jesuits) is the current market of Arcos de la Frontera. Located in Plaza Boticas, this building began to be built in mid-18th century to accommodate the Order. However, it remained unfinished after the first expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain, ordered by Charles III of Spain. As...
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Ducal Castle of Arcos de la Frontera

Ducal Castle of Arcos de la Frontera

The Ducal Castle of Arcos de la Frontera (Castillo Ducal de Arcos) has over ten centuries of history. During the Arab domination, it functioned as a fortress or a military citadel. Its construction...
The Ducal Castle of Arcos de la Frontera (Castillo Ducal de Arcos) has over ten centuries of history. During...
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Ducal Castle of Arcos de la Frontera


- Castillo de Arcos de la Frontera, Plaza del Cabildo, Arcos de la Frontera, España
The Ducal Castle of Arcos de la Frontera (Castillo Ducal de Arcos) has over ten centuries of history. During the Arab domination, it functioned as a fortress or a military citadel. Its construction is prior to the 11th century. After the reconquest, it became the residence of the Dukes of Arcos. Several reforms were undertaken...
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Ciudad de Arcos Interpretive Centre

Ciudad de Arcos Interpretive Centre

In Ciudad de Arcos Interpretive Centre (Centro de Interpretación Ciudad de Arcos), they try to highlight the spectacular Historical Complex of Arcos de la Frontera. The tourist can see the many...
In Ciudad de Arcos Interpretive Centre (Centro de Interpretación Ciudad de Arcos), they try to highlight the...
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Ciudad de Arcos Interpretive Centre


- Calle Cuesta de Belén, 5, Arcos de la Frontera, España
In Ciudad de Arcos Interpretive Centre (Centro de Interpretación Ciudad de Arcos), they try to highlight the spectacular Historical Complex of Arcos de la Frontera. The tourist can see the many possibilities of this town and what its surroundings have to offer. The Tourist Office is also located here. Moreover, it is a reference in...
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Nuestra Señora de las Nieves School

Nuestra Señora de las Nieves School

The Nuestra Señora de las Nieves School is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It was founded as a convent in 1675 by the Jesuits. After their expulsion by Charles III of Spain two years later, it was...
The Nuestra Señora de las Nieves School is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It was founded as a convent in...
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Nuestra Señora de las Nieves School


- Colegio Público Ntra. Sra. de las Nieves, Calle Boticas, Arcos de la Frontera, España
The Nuestra Señora de las Nieves School is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It was founded as a convent in 1675 by the Jesuits. After their expulsion by Charles III of Spain two years later, it was occupied by Mercedarians until the confiscation of Mendizabal. On the façade we can see a shield of...
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Convent of La Caridad

Convent of La Caridad

The Convent of La Caridad is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It is an admirable architectural complex in the colonial style, built in the late 18th century. Two square yards and an oval church stand...
The Convent of La Caridad is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It is an admirable architectural complex in the...
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Convent of La Caridad


- Plaza la Caridad, 14, Arcos de la Frontera, España
The Convent of La Caridad is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It is an admirable architectural complex in the colonial style, built in the late 18th century. Two square yards and an oval church stand out inside. There are fascinating Italian statues and a main altarpiece presided over by the Virgen de la...
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Convent of La Encarnación

Convent of La Encarnación

The Convent of La Encarnación is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It was founded as a convent in the first half of the 16th century, being work of Mr. Alonso de Baena. It has been used as a chapel,...
The Convent of La Encarnación is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It was founded as a convent in the first...
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Convent of La Encarnación


- Convento de la Encarnación, Arcos de la Frontera
The Convent of La Encarnación is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It was founded as a convent in the first half of the 16th century, being work of Mr. Alonso de Baena. It has been used as a chapel, a hospital and a brotherhood. The main portal in Plateresque style stands out, as well...
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Convent of Las Mercedarias

Convent of Las Mercedarias

The Convent of Las Mercedarias, in Arcos de la Frontera, is founded for this very purpose in the mid-17th century, thanks to the contributions of Ms. Beatriz de la Calle. Inside, the Chapel and its...
The Convent of Las Mercedarias, in Arcos de la Frontera, is founded for this very purpose in the mid-17th...
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Convent of Las Mercedarias


- Convento de las Mercenarias, Arcos de la Frontera
The Convent of Las Mercedarias, in Arcos de la Frontera, is founded for this very purpose in the mid-17th century, thanks to the contributions of Ms. Beatriz de la Calle. Inside, the Chapel and its Baroque altar stand out. We should highlight the statues of Nuestra Señora De la Merced, San José and a Niño...
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Church of San Agustín in Arcos

Church of San Agustín in Arcos

The Church of San Agustín was part of the Convent of San Juan Letrán in Arcos de la Frontera. It was founded in the first half of the 16th century. Moreover, it was occupied at the end of it by the...
The Church of San Agustín was part of the Convent of San Juan Letrán in Arcos de la Frontera. It was...
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Church of San Agustín in Arcos


- Iglesia de San Agustín, Calle San Juan, Arcos de la Frontera, España
The Church of San Agustín was part of the Convent of San Juan Letrán in Arcos de la Frontera. It was founded in the first half of the 16th century. Moreover, it was occupied at the end of it by the Augustinian fathers. It acquired some importance locally as a school, teaching subjects like Art,...
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