Find out what to see in Arcos de la Frontera

Arcos de la Frontera is located near the well-known Los Alcornocales Natural Park, a characteristic natural place of great value in the Sierra de Cádiz.

Within the municipality we find numerous historical buildings that help to discover the rich history of the province. The Castle of Arcos, from the 16th century, or the Palace of the Mayorazgo, from the 18th century, are good examples of this.

Other buildings of great historical interest are the Ducal Castle of Arcos, from the 11th century and with an Arab origin, the Colegio Nuestra Señora de las Nieves and the Puerta Matrera, which survives over time.

The historic buildings that complete the visit are the Pósito, known for its unique architecture, and the San Juan de Dios building.

The most prestigious religious buildings are the Church of San Agustín and the Church of San Pedro, from the fourteenth century, and the Convents of La Encarnación de las Misericordias, from the seventeenth century. Capilla de la Misericordia is currently used as a building for events and conferences. In the Minor Basilica of Santa Maria, visitors can also enjoy beautiful views.

There are many monuments that you can find while exploring all spots of the municipality. Some of the sites that should not miss a visit are the Palacio del Conde del Águila, Plaza del Cabildo and the Casa de los Jesuitas.

In addition, there are several exhibition centres. Both the Pinacoteca Municipal y Jardín Andalusí (Municipal Art Gallery and Moorish Garden) and the current Interpretive Centre of the City of Arcos.

You also have the possibility to discover the beautiful natural landscapes that the area is home to, such as the Guadalcacín Reservoir and the Cola del Embalse de Arcos.

On TUDESTINO we offer you all the necessary information to enjoy different holidays. Discover the rich history of the province of Cádiz!

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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...
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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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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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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...
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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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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...
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Palacio del Mayorazgo, Calle Núñez del Prado, Arcos de la Frontera, España

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...
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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...
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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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Guadalcacin Reservoir
The Guadalcacín Reservoir (Embalse de Guadalcacín) is the largest in the province of Cadiz, with a capacity of around 800 million cubic...
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Embalse de Guadalcacín, España

The Guadalcacín Reservoir (Embalse de Guadalcacín) is the largest in the province of Cadiz, with a capacity of around 800 million cubic meters. It is located in a spectacular natural environment. It covers areas of the townships of San José del Valle, Arcos de la Frontera, Paterna de Rivera and Algar. The Majaceite River is the...
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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...
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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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Ciudad de Arcos Interpretive Centre
In Ciudad de Arcos Interpretive Centre (Centro de Interpretación Ciudad de Arcos), they try to highlight the spectacular Historical...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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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