Our travel guide to Algar

Algar, thanks to its location, is a perfect starting point for multiple activities of active tourism and leisure. The most famous ones are hiking through the Tajo del Águila, fishing in the Majaceite River and canoeing, sailing and enjoying an unusual beach at the Guadalcacín II Reservoir. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Algar, you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Located between the natural parks of the Sierra de Grazalema and Los Alcornocales, it has been populated since the Neolithic, as evidenced by the Cueva de Dehesilla archaeological site.

Its artistic heritage is represented by the Parish Church of Santa María de Guadalupe and the Town Hall, both neoclassical, and its bullring.

A must-see is the Subida a Algar Rally, which every year summons numerous car enthusiasts.

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

Our travel guide to Algar

Algar, thanks to its location, is a perfect starting point for multiple activities of active tourism and leisure. The most famous ones are hiking through the Tajo del Águila, fishing in the Majaceite River and canoeing, sailing and enjoying an unusual beach at the Guadalcacín II Reservoir. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Algar, you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Located between the natural parks of the Sierra de Grazalema and Los Alcornocales, it has been populated since the Neolithic, as evidenced by the Cueva de Dehesilla archaeological site.

Its artistic heritage is represented by the Parish Church of Santa María de Guadalupe and the Town Hall, both neoclassical, and its bullring.

Due to its extraordinary location, there are many leisure activities that visitors can do.

A must-see is the Subida a Algar Rally, which every year summons numerous car enthusiasts.

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

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Los Alcornocales

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...
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Los Alcornocales


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Route of the White Villages

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Guadalcacin Reservoir

Guadalcacin Reservoir

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Algar Bull Ring

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Santa Maria de Guadalupe Parish Church in Algar

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The Santa Maria de Guadalupe Parish Church is the most important religious monument in Algar. From the 18th century, its construction is closely linked to the founder of the town, Mr. Domingo López...
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Santa Maria de Guadalupe Parish Church in Algar


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Remains of Tempul Fortress and Spring (Tempul Spring)

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