Our travel guide to Benaocaz

Benaocaz is a town that preserves the essence of its rich Arab past. It is an endearing spot where you can stroll through its streets and discover its heritage, visit the Sierra de Cádiz Historical Museum or go hiking along the multiple routes that pass through this municipality. In this Travel Guide to Benaocaz you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Declared a Historic Site, the best way to get to know it is by wandering its narrow and labyrinthine streets of the Nasrid District. It retains its old stone pavement, flanked by whitewashed houses with colourful flower beds.

This Arab flavour that influences the entire town contrasts with the nobility of the eighteenth-century stately homes. Although of Arab foundation, there are numerous prehistoric remains, such as those of the Sima de la Veredilla and the Cuevas de la Manga.

The surroundings of Benaocaz propitiate various routes for hiking: the Roman Road that linked the old Ocuri with Lacílbula; Los Nacimientos; the ascent to Cintillo; Salto del Cabrero; the Buitreras de la Otrera and so on.

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

Our travel guide to Benaocaz

Benaocaz is a town that preserves the essence of its rich Arab past. It is an endearing spot where you can stroll through its streets and discover its heritage, visit the Sierra de Cádiz Historical Museum or go hiking along the multiple routes that pass through this municipality. In this Travel Guide to Benaocaz you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Declared a Historic Site, the best way to get to know it is by wandering its narrow and labyrinthine streets of the Nasrid District. It retains its old stone pavement, flanked by whitewashed houses with colourful flower beds.

This Arab flavour that influences the entire town contrasts with the nobility of the eighteenth-century stately homes. Although of Arab foundation, there are numerous prehistoric remains, such as those of the Sima de la Veredilla and the Cuevas de la Manga.

Visiting, in addition, the Sierra de Cádiz Historical Museum, visitors can fully immerse themselves in the historical future of this mountain village. Other relevant monuments are the Castle of Aznalmara (13th-14thcenturies), the Parish Church of San Pedro Apóstol, the Hermitages of El Calvario and San Blas, the Abrevadero, the Fuente Pública and the Town Hall.

The surroundings of Benaocaz propitiate various routes for hiking: the Roman Road that linked the old Ocuri with Lacílbula; Los Nacimientos; the ascent to Cintillo; Salto del Cabrero; the Buitreras de la Otrera and so on.

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

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