Our travel guide to Alcala de los Gazules

Alcala de los Gazules is a beautiful Andalusian city, with steep and whitewashed streets that lead to wide squares. Its old town was declared “Historic-Artistic Site” and is part of the Route of the Bull.

It is a good starting point to go into the Los Alcornocales Natural Park. This is an ideal setting to enjoy nature and active tourism activities. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Alcalá de los Gazules you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

There is evidence of human presence in the area since the Paleolithic. You can visit important archaeological sites here: rock engravings in the Laja de los Hierros site, the remains of the (Visigoth) Lascutana Tower at the Mesa del Esparragal site, the Roman deposits of la Salada and the remains of the Roman bridge located above the Barbate River.

It is very interesting to make an excursion to the Sierra del Aljibe and to climb to its highest peak, from which beautiful panoramic views are contemplated. There is a great amount of roe deer, deer and different species of birds, vultures and eagles, among other species. El Picacho Recreational Area is very close to the town​​, which has a nature classroom, camping area and shelter.

Main Activities: Active Tourism, Nature, History
Content source: Texts and photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Alcala de los Gazules

Alcala de los Gazules is a beautiful Andalusian city, with steep and whitewashed streets that lead to wide squares. Its old town was declared “Historic-Artistic Site” and is part of the Route of the Bull.

It is a good starting point to go into the Los Alcornocales Natural Park. This is an ideal setting to enjoy nature and active tourism activities. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Alcalá de los Gazules you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

There is evidence of human presence in the area since the Paleolithic. You can visit important archaeological sites here: rock engravings in the Laja de los Hierros site, the remains of the (Visigoth) Lascutana Tower at the Mesa del Esparragal site, the Roman deposits of la Salada and the remains of the Roman bridge located above the Barbate River.

Of the fortifications of the Middle Ages, the castle still remains (13th to 16th centuries), of which only the tower is preserved, some wall canvases and the Puerta de la Villa. In Plaza de San Jorge, better known as Plaza Alta, you will find the Main Church of San Jorge and the Casa del Cabildo. In addition to its fountains of Arab origin, you should also visit the Pozo de Arriba, Pozo de Enmedio and Pozo de Abajo, the Convent of Santa Clara, the former Convent of Santo Domingo and the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de los Santos, where a popular pilgrimage is celebrated every year.

It is very interesting to make an excursion to the Sierra del Aljibe and to climb to its highest peak, from which beautiful panoramic views are contemplated. There is a great amount of roe deer, deer and different species of birds, vultures and eagles, among other species. El Picacho Recreational Area is very close to the town​​, which has a nature classroom, camping area and shelter.

Main Activities: Active Tourism, Nature, History
Content source: Texts and photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Venta Restaurante Los Corzos

Venta-Restaurante Los Corzos is one of the most well-known and popular spots in the province of Cadiz. This is due to its excellent cuisine and extraordinary location. Los Corzos is located in La...
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Venta Restaurante Los Corzos


- Ctra. A-381, Km 45 (Área de Servicio La Palmosa) 11180, Alcalá de los Gazules (Cádiz) Alcala de los Gazules 11180
Venta-Restaurante Los Corzos is one of the most well-known and popular spots in the province of Cadiz. This is due to its excellent cuisine and extraordinary location. Los Corzos is located in La Palmosa, on the A-381 motorway, right at the access to Alcalá de los Gazules. Since the place is open from early in the...
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Castle and Muslim Walls Remains

Castle and Muslim Walls Remains

The Castle and Muslim Walls Remains of Alcalá de los Gazules are located near the San Jorge Square. They occupy what was the inner ward of the castle. Of the fortress, only a fortified tower...
The Castle and Muslim Walls Remains of Alcalá de los Gazules are located near the San Jorge Square. They...
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Castle and Muslim Walls Remains


- Castillo de Alcalá de los Gazules, Calle el Castillo, Alcalá de los Gazules, España
The Castle and Muslim Walls Remains of Alcalá de los Gazules are located near the San Jorge Square. They occupy what was the inner ward of the castle. Of the fortress, only a fortified tower remains. The rest was blown up during the War of Independence. You can also visit the Puerta de la...
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Route of the Bull (Ruta del Toro)

Route of the Bull (Ruta del Toro)

The Route of the Bull (Ruta del Toro) is a tourist itinerary in the province of Cadiz that runs through those cattle areas where brave bulls and the native retinto breed are raised. These are highly...
The Route of the Bull (Ruta del Toro) is a tourist itinerary in the province of Cadiz that runs through those...
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Route of the Bull (Ruta del Toro)


- Jerez de la Frontera, España
The Route of the Bull (Ruta del Toro) is a tourist itinerary in the province of Cadiz that runs through those cattle areas where brave bulls and the native retinto breed are raised. These are highly regarded, gastronomically speaking. Of enormous natural and cultural value, this animal is observed in its natural habitat, the pasture....
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La Mesa del Esparragal Roman Site

La Mesa del Esparragal Roman Site

La Mesa del Esparragal Roman Site, in Alcalá de los Gazules, is a settlement of Phoenician and Roman origin. There, the “Bronze Lascuta” was found, a relic from the year 189 B.C. This is...
La Mesa del Esparragal Roman Site, in Alcalá de los Gazules, is a settlement of Phoenician and Roman origin....
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La Mesa del Esparragal Roman Site


- la Mesa del Esparragal, Alcalá de los Gazules, España
La Mesa del Esparragal Roman Site, in Alcalá de los Gazules, is a settlement of Phoenician and Roman origin. There, the “Bronze Lascuta” was found, a relic from the year 189 B.C. This is considered the oldest document in Latin in Spain. We can also see a Visigoth tower built with Roman...
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Hotel La Palmosa
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Hotel La Palmosa

Well connected with the A-381 motorway, we find Hotel La Palmosa in Alcalá de los Gazules. It is a rural three-star hotel which is a perfect option for nature lovers and for those seeking to...
Well connected with the A-381 motorway, we find Hotel La Palmosa in Alcalá de los Gazules. It is a rural...
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Hotel La Palmosa


- Ctra. A-381, Km 45 (Área de Servicio La Palmosa) 11180, Alcalá de los Gazules (Cádiz) Alcala de los Gazules 11180
Well connected with the A-381 motorway, we find Hotel La Palmosa in Alcalá de los Gazules. It is a rural three-star hotel which is a perfect option for nature lovers and for those seeking to discover the province of Cadiz. Hotel La Palmosa is less than an hour’s drive from such interesting destinations as Tarifa, Cadiz,...
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Alcala de los Gazules Ethnographic Museum

Alcala de los Gazules Ethnographic Museum

In the Alcala de los Gazules Ethnographic Museum, customs and typical objects that existed in the area of ​​Alcalá de los Gazules and Los Alcornocales Natural Park for several decades. Most of...
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Alcala de los Gazules Ethnographic Museum


- Museo Etnográfico de Alcalá de los Gazules
In the Alcala de los Gazules Ethnographic Museum, customs and typical objects that existed in the area of ​​Alcalá de los Gazules and Los Alcornocales Natural Park for several decades. Most of the objects have been donated by the inhabitants of Alcalá. The main objective of this museum is to satisfy the interest in knowing the...
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Casa del Cabildo

Casa del Cabildo

Casa del Cabildo (“City Council Building”), in Alcala de los Gazules, is an interesting building from the 16th century. In Renaissance style, it stands out for the contrast of colors and...
Casa del Cabildo (“City Council Building”), in Alcala de los Gazules, is an interesting building...
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Casa del Cabildo


- Casa del Cabildo, Plaza San Jorge, Alcalá de los Gazules, España
Casa del Cabildo (“City Council Building”), in Alcala de los Gazules, is an interesting building from the 16th century. In Renaissance style, it stands out for the contrast of colors and the overlapping of architectural orders on its façade. Solidity and austerity at its...
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Los Pozos (The Wells)

Los Pozos (The Wells)

Los Pozos are several wells of Arabic origin. They are good examples of the typical architecture of Alcalá de los Gazules. They receive the following names: the high well (Pozo de Arriba), the...
Los Pozos are several wells of Arabic origin. They are good examples of the typical architecture of Alcalá...
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Los Pozos (The Wells)


- Alcalá de los Gazules
Los Pozos are several wells of Arabic origin. They are good examples of the typical architecture of Alcalá de los Gazules. They receive the following names: the high well (Pozo de Arriba), the middle well (Pozo de Enmedio) and the lower well (Pozo de...
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Main Church of San Jorge

Main Church of San Jorge

The Main Church of San Jorge, in Alcalá de los Gazules, was built on a Muslim mosque. This current church has a Latin cross plan and was built during the 16th and 18th centuries. The Church is in...
The Main Church of San Jorge, in Alcalá de los Gazules, was built on a Muslim mosque. This current church...
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Main Church of San Jorge


- Iglesia Parroquial de San Jorge, Plaza San Jorge, Alcalá de los Gazules, España
The Main Church of San Jorge, in Alcalá de los Gazules, was built on a Muslim mosque. This current church has a Latin cross plan and was built during the 16th and 18th centuries. The Church is in Gothic style, although most of the altarpieces are baroque. Pieces of great value stand out, such as...
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Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de los Santos

Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de los Santos

The Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de los Santos (Ermita Santuario de Nuestra Señora de los Santos) is a place of worship. It has become a second home to all the inhabitants of Alcalá de los Gazules....
The Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de los Santos (Ermita Santuario de Nuestra Señora de los Santos) is a place...
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Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de los Santos


- Ermita-Santuario de Nuestra Señora de los Santos, Alcalá de los Gazules, España
The Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de los Santos (Ermita Santuario de Nuestra Señora de los Santos) is a place of worship. It has become a second home to all the inhabitants of Alcalá de los Gazules. The current sanctuary dates from the 17th century, although its origin lies three centuries earlier. Its entire structure revolves...
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