The best of Culture in Arcos de la Frontera

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The best of Culture in Arcos de la Frontera
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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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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 Augustinian fathers. It acquired some importance locally as a school, teaching subjects like Art,...

Mayorazgo Palace
The Mayorazgo Palace, in Arcos de la Frontera, is a beautiful building from the 17th century. It currently houses the House of Culture of the city. Of Moorish origin, it has a beautiful Herrerian style façade composed of two bodies. The first one has columns of Tuscan style and, at the top, a lookout with...

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 possibilities of this town and what its surroundings have to offer. The Tourist Office is also located here. Moreover, it is a reference in...

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 different styles. Outside, the façade is in Gothic-plateresque style and the tower of the side façade is in...

Church of San Miguel in Arcos
The Church of San Miguel was transformed into a Hermitage in the mid-15th century. Before that, it had been an Arab fortress. It is located in Arcos de la Frontera (Province of Cádiz) It was used as a worshiping temple, as well as a hospice of orphan girls. However, it works today as a showroom and...

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 out inside. There are fascinating Italian statues and a main altarpiece presided over by the Virgen de la...

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. However, it remained unfinished after the first expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain, ordered by Charles III of Spain. As...

The Granary (“Pósito”) is a building with a beautiful stone façade from the 18th century. It is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It was built in 1788 to house the new granary by mandate of Charles III of Spain. The former, built during the time of the Catholic Monarchs, was not enough. Once its...

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 Baroque altar stand out. We should highlight the statues of Nuestra Señora De la Merced, San José and a Niño...

San Juan de Dios
San Juan de Dios, built in the 16th century, was one of the hospitals that existed at that time in Arcos de la Frontera. At the end of that same century, it was decided to unite all the centres into one. So, it was then the only one in the city. Although it is currently...

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