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
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...
The Santa María Minor Basilica is the biggest and the main...
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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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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...
San Juan de Dios, built in the 16th century, was one of the...
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Calle Corredera, 5, Arcos de la Frontera, España

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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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...
The Church of San Agustín was part of the Convent of San...
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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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Plaza del Cabildo
Plaza del Cabildo is probably one of the most legendary spots in Arcos de la Frontera. We find there buildings or places as important for...
Plaza del Cabildo is probably one of the most legendary...
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Plaza del Cabildo, Arcos de la Frontera, España

Plaza del Cabildo is probably one of the most legendary spots in Arcos de la Frontera. We find there buildings or places as important for Arcos as the National Parador, the Mirador de la Peña Nueva, the Santa María Minor Basilica and the Ducal Castle. As its name suggests, it houses the Town Hall of...
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Municipal Art Gallery and Al-Andalus Garden
The Municipal Art Gallery occupies the rear part of the Mayorazgo Palace. It exhibits artwork from local artists and the first prize...
The Municipal Art Gallery occupies the rear part of the...
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Calle Maldonado, 11, Arcos de la Frontera, España

The Municipal Art Gallery occupies the rear part of the Mayorazgo Palace. It exhibits artwork from local artists and the first prize painting competition called “City of Arcos”. There we can find a beautiful Al-Andalus garden. It commemorates that important period for Arcos de la Frontera. Water is an inspiring and decorative...
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Granary
The Granary (“Pósito”) is a building with a beautiful stone façade from the 18th century. It is located in Arcos de la...
The Granary (“Pósito”) is a building with a...
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Centro de Salud, Calle Corredera, Arcos de la Frontera, España

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...
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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...
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Iglesia de San Miguel, Calle Corredera, Arcos de la Frontera, España

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...
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Ciudad de Arcos Interpretive Centre
In Ciudad de Arcos Interpretive Centre (Centro de Interpretación Ciudad de Arcos), they try to highlight the spectacular Historical...
In Ciudad de Arcos Interpretive Centre (Centro de...
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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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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...
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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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Church of San Pedro
The Church of San Pedro, in Arcos de la Frontera, was built in the 14th century on the remains of an ancient Arab fortress. The main...
The Church of San Pedro, in Arcos de la Frontera, was built...
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Iglesia de San Pedro, Calle Maldonado, Arcos de la Frontera, España

The Church of San Pedro, in Arcos de la Frontera, was built in the 14th century on the remains of an ancient Arab fortress. The main façade is Baroque from the 18th century, influenced by the Sevillian School. Inside, with a rectangular plan, there are Gothic elements. Examples of these are the vault and six...
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