What to See in Arcos de la Frontera

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What to See in Arcos de la Frontera
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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.

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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 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...

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 occupied by Mercedarians until the confiscation of Mendizabal. On the façade we can see a shield of...

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...

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...

Guadalcacin Reservoir
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...

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 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...

Los Alcornocales
With 170,000 hectares, Los Alcornocales Natural Park is crowned as the best preserved nature treasure in the province of Cádiz. Its enormous extension covers 16 municipalities of Cadiz; such as Arcos de la Frontera, Tarifa, Medina Sidonia, Ubrique, Los Barrios, Jimena de la Frontera and Jerez de la Frontera. Its name refers to the park’s...

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...

Conde del Águila Palace
Conde del Águila Palace is a building of the 15th century in the Gothic-Mudejar style. Located in Arcos de la Frontera, it is one of the oldest in the province of Cádiz. We should highlight the décor of the façade, especially the windows with alfiz panels and two structures. The alfiz panel that frames the...

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