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

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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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


Centro de Salud, Calle Corredera, Arcos de la Frontera, España
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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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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Tajo de Arcos

Tajo de Arcos

The path of the Tajo de Arcos runs along the base of the calcarenitic escarpment that has configured the erosive action of the Guadalete River. It is downstream of the Arcos reservoir, a truly...
The path of the Tajo de Arcos runs along the base of the calcarenitic escarpment that has configured the...
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Tajo de Arcos


Avenida de la Verbena, Arcos de la Frontera, España
The path of the Tajo de Arcos runs along the base of the calcarenitic escarpment that has configured the erosive action of the Guadalete River. It is downstream of the Arcos reservoir, a truly spectacular landscape. The interest is focused on the wall of the escarpment where Arcos de la Frontera appears. This structure has...
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Mayorazgo Palace

Mayorazgo Palace

The Mayorazgo Palace, in Arcos de la Frontera, is a beautiful building from the 17th century. It currently houses the House of Culture of the city. Of Moorish origin, it has a beautiful Herrerian...
The Mayorazgo Palace, in Arcos de la Frontera, is a beautiful building from the 17th century. It currently...
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Mayorazgo Palace


Palacio del Mayorazgo, Calle Núñez del Prado, Arcos de la Frontera, España
The Mayorazgo Palace, in Arcos de la Frontera, is a beautiful building from the 17th century. It currently houses the House of Culture of the city. Of Moorish origin, it has a beautiful Herrerian style façade composed of two bodies. The first one has columns of Tuscan style and, at the top, a lookout with...
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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


Plaza la Caridad, 14, Arcos de la Frontera, España
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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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


Iglesia de San Agustín, Calle San Juan, Arcos de la Frontera, España
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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Convent of La Encarnación

Convent of La Encarnación

The Convent of La Encarnación is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It was founded as a convent in the first half of the 16th century, being work of Mr. Alonso de Baena. It has been used as a chapel,...
The Convent of La Encarnación is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It was founded as a convent in the first...
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Convent of La Encarnación


Convento de la Encarnación, Arcos de la Frontera
The Convent of La Encarnación is located in Arcos de la Frontera. It was founded as a convent in the first half of the 16th century, being work of Mr. Alonso de Baena. It has been used as a chapel, a hospital and a brotherhood. The main portal in Plateresque style stands out, as well...
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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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Cerros de Palmitos y Barbechos

Cerros de Palmitos y Barbechos

Cerros de Palmitos y Barbechos route runs between the northern hills of the town of Junta de los Ríos, in Arcos de la Frontera. It crosses different rural farmhouses and there are unique plant...
Cerros de Palmitos y Barbechos route runs between the northern hills of the town of Junta de los Ríos, in...
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Cerros de Palmitos y Barbechos


Junta de los Ríos, España
Cerros de Palmitos y Barbechos route runs between the northern hills of the town of Junta de los Ríos, in Arcos de la Frontera. It crosses different rural farmhouses and there are unique plant species such as palm hearts, as well as remains of traditional architecture scattered throughout the area. At the beginning of the...
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