Our travel guide to Arcos de la Frontera

Arcos de la Frontera is the gateway to the Route of the White Villages. Considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, it retains a magnificently preserved historical complex. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Arcos de la Frontera you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

A jewel to discover

There are traces of its first prehistoric and Roman settlers in the Sierra de Aznar site, but to whom the city owes its imprint and current physiognomy is to Muslim culture.

Through very narrow and steep streets and under ancient arches, the visitor approaches the old town. Declared a Historic Site, monumental jewels are preserved such as the Castle of the Dukes (15th century), the Matrera Gate (11th-14th centuries) and the remains of the walled enclosure, its palaces and stately homes, the Basilica of Santa Maria or the Church of San Pedro, in addition to numerous temples, chapels and convents.

These buildings welcome the valuable images that during Holy Week will parade through the streets of the town during a feast that is declared of National Tourist Interest.

Another point of interest for the visitor is the Lake of Arcos, which is located a few kilometres away from the town. In addition, it offers the possibility of different water sports. The tail of this reservoir is declared a Natural Site.

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

Our travel guide to Arcos de la Frontera

Arcos de la Frontera is the gateway to the Route of the White Villages. Considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, it retains a magnificently preserved historical complex. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Arcos de la Frontera you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

A jewel to discover

There are traces of its first prehistoric and Roman settlers in the Sierra de Aznar site, but to whom the city owes its imprint and current physiognomy is to Muslim culture.

Through very narrow and steep streets and under ancient arches, the visitor approaches the old town. Declared a Historic Site, monumental jewels are preserved such as the Castle of the Dukes (15th century), the Matrera Gate (11th-14th centuries) and the remains of the walled enclosure, its palaces and stately homes, the Basilica of Santa Maria or the Church of San Pedro, in addition to numerous temples, chapels and convents.

These buildings welcome the valuable images that during Holy Week will parade through the streets of the town during a feast that is declared of National Tourist Interest.

Another point of interest for the visitor is the Lake of Arcos, which is located a few kilometres away from the town. In addition, it offers the possibility of different water sports. The tail of this reservoir is declared a Natural Site.

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

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Arcos Golf
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Arcos Golf

Arcos Golf is a championship golf course located in Arcos de la Frontera, a beatiful spot in the Sierra de Cádiz. It was designed by architects Chris Cole and Jeff Potts, from Landmark Land Design....
Arcos Golf is a championship golf course located in Arcos de la Frontera, a beatiful spot in the Sierra de...
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Arcos Golf


Carretera Arcos-Algar Km 3 11630, Arcos de la Frontera. Cádiz, España Arcos de la Frontera 11630
Arcos Golf is a championship golf course located in Arcos de la Frontera, a beatiful spot in the Sierra de Cádiz. It was designed by architects Chris Cole and Jeff Potts, from Landmark Land Design. The course features large sand traps, rolling streets, generously sized greens, large shimmering lakes and meandering streams perfectly integrated in...
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Plaza del Cabildo

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,...
Plaza del Cabildo is probably one of the most legendary spots in Arcos de la Frontera. We find there...
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Plaza del Cabildo


Plaza del Cabildo, Arcos de la Frontera, España
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...
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Ducal Castle of Arcos de la Frontera

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 functioned as a fortress or a military citadel. Its construction...
The Ducal Castle of Arcos de la Frontera (Castillo Ducal de Arcos) has over ten centuries of history. During...
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Ducal Castle of Arcos de la Frontera


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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Equiventura – Horse Trails
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Equiventura – Horse Trails

If you like horses and want to discover the province of Cadiz in a different way, Equiventura offers you the possibility of doing equestrian trails adapted to each season. Your holidays will turn...
If you like horses and want to discover the province of Cadiz in a different way, Equiventura offers you the...
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Equiventura – Horse Trails


Km 19 Ctra. Antigua El Bosque-Ubrique El Bosque, Cadiz 11670 España El Bosque 11670
If you like horses and want to discover the province of Cadiz in a different way, Equiventura offers you the possibility of doing equestrian trails adapted to each season. Your holidays will turn into an unforgettable experience! The company is located in El Vihuelo Rural Accommodation, in El Bosque. This is a perfect place to...
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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...
With 170,000 hectares, Los Alcornocales Natural Park is crowned as the best preserved nature treasure in the...
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Los Alcornocales


Los Alcornocales, España
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...
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Mesón Patio Andaluz
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Mesón Patio Andaluz

In the patio of a stately building in Arcos de la Frontera historic centre you can find Mesón Patio Andaluz. This charming restaurant in Arcos is the ideal place for getting to know the typical...
In the patio of a stately building in Arcos de la Frontera historic centre you can find Mesón Patio Andaluz....
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Mesón Patio Andaluz


4 Calle Marqués de Torresoto 11630 Arcos de la Frontera Cádiz, España Arcos de la Frontera 11630
In the patio of a stately building in Arcos de la Frontera historic centre you can find Mesón Patio Andaluz. This charming restaurant in Arcos is the ideal place for getting to know the typical Spanish cuisine. This Mesón has an elegant dining room in the patio of a house with a lot of history....
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Tabanco Lalola
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Tabanco Lalola

There are charming spots where to discover the habits of a region or to spend a good time with family and friends. This is the case of Tabanco Lalola, a cosy tapas bar located on Corredera Street,...
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Tabanco Lalola


Corredera 11 11630 Arcos de la Frontera Cádiz, España Arcos de la Frontera 11630
There are charming spots where to discover the habits of a region or to spend a good time with family and friends. This is the case of Tabanco Lalola, a cosy tapas bar located on Corredera Street, in Arcos de la Frontera historic centre (Andalusia). It has a wide bar counter, some high tables and an...
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Ruta del Vino de la Sierra de Cádiz

Ruta del Vino de la Sierra de Cádiz

If you are passionate about the world of wine, we are sure you will love this Ruta del Vino de la Sierra de Cádiz (“Wine Route of the Sierra de Cadiz”). In Arcos de la Frontera, red...
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Ruta del Vino de la Sierra de Cádiz


Arcos de la Frontera, España
If you are passionate about the world of wine, we are sure you will love this Ruta del Vino de la Sierra de Cádiz (“Wine Route of the Sierra de Cadiz”). In Arcos de la Frontera, red wines are elaborated and included in the “Tierra de Cádiz” denomination of wines. Within this denomination, there are...
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Convent of Las Mercedarias

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...
The Convent of Las Mercedarias, in Arcos de la Frontera, is founded for this very purpose in the mid-17th...
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Convent of Las Mercedarias


Convento de las Mercenarias, Arcos de la Frontera
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...
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Church of San Francisco in Arcos

Church of San Francisco in Arcos

The Church of San Francisco, in Arcos de la Frontera, was part of the Franciscan Convent built in the 16th century. It covers the area of the Hermitage of San Antonio. After the confiscation of...
The Church of San Francisco, in Arcos de la Frontera, was part of the Franciscan Convent built in the 16th...
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Church of San Francisco in Arcos


Parroquia San Francisco de Asis, Calle San Francisco, Arcos de la Frontera, España
The Church of San Francisco, in Arcos de la Frontera, was part of the Franciscan Convent built in the 16th century. It covers the area of the Hermitage of San Antonio. After the confiscation of Mendizabal, only the church remained. We should mention the tile base of the Sevillian School of the fifteenth century, the...
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