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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Cola del Embalse de Arcos

Cola del Embalse de Arcos

The Natural Site of Cola del Embalse de Arcos (“Arcos Reservoir”) is a beautiful space a few kilometres away from Arcos de la Frontera city centre. This natural site has been a protected...
The Natural Site of Cola del Embalse de Arcos (“Arcos Reservoir”) is a beautiful space a few...
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Cola del Embalse de Arcos


The Natural Site of Cola del Embalse de Arcos (“Arcos Reservoir”) is a beautiful space a few kilometres away from Arcos de la Frontera city centre. This natural site has been a protected area since July 18, 1989. It has also been a Special Protection Area for Birds (ZEPA in Spanish) since 2002. With an...
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Granary

Granary

The Granary (“Pósito”) is a building with a beautiful stone façade from the 18th century. It is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It was built in 1788 to house the new granary by mandate...
The Granary (“Pósito”) is a building with a beautiful stone façade from the 18th century. It is...
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Granary


The Granary (“Pósito”) is a building with a beautiful stone façade from the 18th century. It is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It was built in 1788 to house the new granary by mandate of Charles III of Spain. The former, built during the time of the Catholic Monarchs, was not enough. Once its...
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Church of San Miguel in Arcos

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...
The Church of San Miguel was transformed into a Hermitage in the mid-15th century. Before that, it had been...
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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...
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Convent of La Caridad

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...
The Convent of La Caridad is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It is an admirable architectural complex in the...
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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...
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Casa de los Jesuitas

Casa de los Jesuitas

The Casa de los Jesuitas (House of the Jesuits) is the current market of Arcos de la Frontera. Located in Plaza Boticas, this building began to be built in mid-18th century to accommodate the Order....
The Casa de los Jesuitas (House of the Jesuits) is the current market of Arcos de la Frontera. Located in...
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Casa de los Jesuitas


The Casa de los Jesuitas (House of the Jesuits) is the current market of Arcos de la Frontera. Located in Plaza Boticas, this building began to be built in mid-18th century to accommodate the Order. However, it remained unfinished after the first expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain, ordered by Charles III of Spain. As...
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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


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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Church of San Agustín in Arcos

Church of San Agustín in Arcos

The Church of San Agustín was part of the Convent of San Juan Letrán in Arcos de la Frontera. It was founded in the first half of the 16th century. Moreover, it was occupied at the end of it by the...
The Church of San Agustín was part of the Convent of San Juan Letrán in Arcos de la Frontera. It was...
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Church of San Agustín in Arcos


The Church of San Agustín was part of the Convent of San Juan Letrán in Arcos de la Frontera. It was founded in the first half of the 16th century. Moreover, it was occupied at the end of it by the Augustinian fathers. It acquired some importance locally as a school, teaching subjects like Art,...
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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 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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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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