Our travel guide to Alcalá del Valle

Alcalá del Valle is a beautiful town that doesn’t forget its Arab origin, with whitewashed houses and balconies full of flowers. Its delicious cuisine and unique traditions, such as the carrerita de San Juan during Holy Week, give it a special charm. Its location, between Málaga and Cádiz, is a good starting point for many activities. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Alcalá del Valle, you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Its archaeological jewel is the Tomillo Dolmens, a megalithic complex with a unique menhir in the province, nestled in a beautiful natural landscape. The current town was founded in the 15th century by Muslims residing in the nearby Setenil de las Bodegas.

Its main monuments include the baroque Church of Santa María del Valle, the Cortijo de la Cacería (from the 16th century) with the appearance of a palace and the Hermitage of Cristo de la Misericordia.

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

Our travel guide to Alcalá del Valle

Alcalá del Valle is a beautiful town that doesn’t forget its Arab origin, with whitewashed houses and balconies full of flowers. Its delicious cuisine and unique traditions, such as the carrerita de San Juan during Holy Week, give it a special charm. Its location, between Málaga and Cádiz, is a good starting point for many activities. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Alcalá del Valle, you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Its archaeological jewel is the Tomillo Dolmens, a megalithic complex with a unique menhir in the province, nestled in a beautiful natural landscape. The current town was founded in the 15th century by Muslims residing in the nearby Setenil de las Bodegas.

Its main monuments include the baroque Church of Santa María del Valle, the Cortijo de la Cacería (from the 16th century) with the appearance of a palace and the Hermitage of Cristo de la Misericordia.

Water, the main natural resource of this white town, is present in all its artistic manifestations. Proof of this are the old Franciscan convent of Caños Santos and the Fuente Grande.

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

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Route of the White Villages

Route of the White Villages

The Route of the White Villages (Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos) connects different municipilaties in the Sierra de Cadiz. Whitewashed façades, a fascinating history with a past marked by the Moorish...
The Route of the White Villages (Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos) connects different municipilaties in the Sierra...
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Route of the White Villages


- Arcos de la Frontera, España
The Route of the White Villages (Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos) connects different municipilaties in the Sierra de Cadiz. Whitewashed façades, a fascinating history with a past marked by the Moorish period, arts and crafts and spectacular cuisine. The 19 villages that compose it deserve to be enjoyed calmly, so we have decided to divide...
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Tomillos Dolmens

Tomillos Dolmens

The Tomillos Dolmens make up a megalithic burial site from the Chalcolithic Period. They are prior to the year 2000 BC at the beginning of the Age of Metals. They are located in Alcalá del Valle....
The Tomillos Dolmens make up a megalithic burial site from the Chalcolithic Period. They are prior to the...
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Tomillos Dolmens


- Alcala del Valle
The Tomillos Dolmens make up a megalithic burial site from the Chalcolithic Period. They are prior to the year 2000 BC at the beginning of the Age of Metals. They are located in Alcalá del Valle. Excavated in 1938 by the Museum of Cadiz, they constitute an early sample population in this area of the...
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Church of Santa Maria del Valle

Church of Santa Maria del Valle

The Church of Santa Maria del Valle is a baroque building dedicated to the patron saint of Alcalá del Valle. It was built between the 17th and 18th centuries. On the outside, the facade with no...
The Church of Santa Maria del Valle is a baroque building dedicated to the patron saint of Alcalá del Valle....
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Church of Santa Maria del Valle


- Iglesia Santa María del Valle, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Alcalá del Valle, España
The Church of Santa Maria del Valle is a baroque building dedicated to the patron saint of Alcalá del Valle. It was built between the 17th and 18th centuries. On the outside, the facade with no tower has a stepped design. Inside, the baptismal font stone reliefs dating back to the 17th century stands out....
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Plaza del Emigrante

Plaza del Emigrante

Plaza del Emigrante is one of the largest squares in Alcalá del Valle. There is a statue in the centre that honours all civilians who had to emigrate and leave their homes to work. In one of its...
Plaza del Emigrante is one of the largest squares in Alcalá del Valle. There is a statue in the centre that...
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Plaza del Emigrante


- Alcala del Valle
Plaza del Emigrante is one of the largest squares in Alcalá del Valle. There is a statue in the centre that honours all civilians who had to emigrate and leave their homes to work. In one of its sides, you can see the canal that runs through the town. It has a landscaped garden area...
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Fuente Grande

Fuente Grande

Fuente Grande captures its natural water from a spring named alike. This flows through five pipes, ending in the old communal laundry. Today it has been recovered for ornamental use and protected...
Fuente Grande captures its natural water from a spring named alike. This flows through five pipes, ending in...
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Fuente Grande


- Fuente Grande, Calle del Real, Alcalá del Valle, España
Fuente Grande captures its natural water from a spring named alike. This flows through five pipes, ending in the old communal laundry. Today it has been recovered for ornamental use and protected with a base. Known since the origins of the Moorish settlement, it makes the most of the wealth of springs of Alcalá del...
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Convent of Caños Santos

Convent of Caños Santos

The Convent of Caños Santos stands near the place where, according to popular belief, the Virgin appeared. It is located in Alcalá del Valle. It was built in the 16th century, in lands donated by...
The Convent of Caños Santos stands near the place where, according to popular belief, the Virgin appeared....
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Convent of Caños Santos


- Alcala del Valle
The Convent of Caños Santos stands near the place where, according to popular belief, the Virgin appeared. It is located in Alcalá del Valle. It was built in the 16th century, in lands donated by the Conde de Ureña and Moron. Its architecture was modified during the next two centuries. There is a convent and...
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