Our travel guide to Bornos

Bornos, declared a Historic Site, is nestled on the shores of the lake next to which it has grown for more than 30,000 years. Its urban layout revolves around the Castle-Palace of the Riberas. Bornos offers the possibility to enjoy nature and a lot of active tourism activities. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Bornos you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

The stay of the Iberian and Roman cultures is seen in the remains of the Carissa Aurelia site, a few kilometres away from the city centre.

The urban layout of the town revolves around its monumental jewel: the Castle-Palace of the Riberas. Declared a Cultural Heritage Asset, it is built on an Arab construction of which remains of the wall and the Tower Keep are preserved. Later, a beautiful palace with a garden, also Renaissance, was built. This was declared a Historic Garden of Cultural Interest.

The mountains near Bornos are ideal for hiking, trekking, horse riding and mountain biking. Around the Bornos Reservoir, in addition to fishing, the visitor can observe water birds.

Main Activities: Active Tourism, Cuisine, Nature.
Source of content: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Bornos

Bornos, declared a Historic Site, is nestled on the shores of the lake next to which it has grown for more than 30,000 years. Its urban layout revolves around the Castle-Palace of the Riberas. Bornos offers the possibility to enjoy nature and a lot of active tourism activities. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Bornos you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

The stay of the Iberian and Roman cultures is seen in the remains of the Carissa Aurelia site, a few kilometres away from the city centre.

The urban layout of the town revolves around its monumental jewel: the Castle-Palace of the Riberas. Declared a Cultural Heritage Asset, it is built on an Arab construction of which remains of the wall and the Tower Keep are preserved. Later, a beautiful palace with a garden, also Renaissance, was built. This was declared a Historic Garden of Cultural Interest.

Other relevant buildings of its civil architecture are the stately homes of Cilla (7th-18th centuries) and Ordóñez (18th century), as well as the Colegio de la Sangre. It also has magnificent religious exhibition with the Parish Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, the Convent of Corpus Christi and the Monastery of los Jerónimos.

The mountains near Bornos are ideal for hiking, trekking, horse riding and mountain biking. Around the Bornos Reservoir, in addition to fishing, the visitor can observe water birds.

Main Activities: Active Tourism, Cuisine, Nature.
Source of content: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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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...
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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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Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán

The Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán is the most important religious monument in Bornos. There is not an accurate record of when exactly it was built. However, it is believed that it must have...
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Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán


- Parroquia de Santo Domingo de Guzmán, Plaza Alcalde José González, Bornos, España
The Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán is the most important religious monument in Bornos. There is not an accurate record of when exactly it was built. However, it is believed that it must have been around the late 15th or the early 16th century. It mixes two styles: a primitive Gothic style, which has been...
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Casa Ordóñez

Casa Ordóñez

Casa Ordóñez is one of the most important monuments to visit in Bornos. The exterior of the building, built in the 18th century, is in Neoclassical style. It is noteworthy for its sobriety and the...
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Casa Ordóñez


- Casa Ordóñez, Calle Granada, Bornos, España
Casa Ordóñez is one of the most important monuments to visit in Bornos. The exterior of the building, built in the 18th century, is in Neoclassical style. It is noteworthy for its sobriety and the simplicity of the lines of its façade. Like the rest of the set, it is carved in mottled pink ocher...
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Cola del Embalse de Bornos

Cola del Embalse de Bornos

Cola del Embalse de Bornos (“Bornos Reservoir”) is a wetland of great ecological value declared a Natural Site. Its declaration as a protected area took place in 1989. It is also a...
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Cola del Embalse de Bornos


- Embalse de Bornos, España
Cola del Embalse de Bornos (“Bornos Reservoir”) is a wetland of great ecological value declared a Natural Site. Its declaration as a protected area took place in 1989. It is also a Special Protection Area for Birds (ZEPA in Spanish) since 2002. With an area of ​​630 hectares, the fauna here is very important. Numerous...
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Colegio de la Sangre

Colegio de la Sangre

Colegio de la Sangre (literally, “Blood School”) is an interesting building from the late 16th century located in Bornos. It also worked as a hospital. It was built to house twelve...
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Colegio de la Sangre


- Plaza las Monjas, 8, Bornos, España
Colegio de la Sangre (literally, “Blood School”) is an interesting building from the late 16th century located in Bornos. It also worked as a hospital. It was built to house twelve hidalgo servants, squires of the house of the Lord Duke. Other good and clean blood men from their state stayed here. Currently it has...
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Castle of Fontanar — Ribera Palace

Castle of Fontanar — Ribera Palace

The Castle of Fontanar, in Bornos, was an ancient Arabic fortress from which some paintings of the wall and tower are preserved. In the 16th century it was completely restored and transformed,...
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Castle of Fontanar — Ribera Palace


- Castillo Palacio de los Ribera, Plaza Alcalde José González, Bornos, España
The Castle of Fontanar, in Bornos, was an ancient Arabic fortress from which some paintings of the wall and tower are preserved. In the 16th century it was completely restored and transformed, receiving the name of Ribera Palace. The result is a Plateresque building which has some elements that stand out above the rest. Its...
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Convent of Corpus Christi

Convent of Corpus Christi

The Convent of Corpus Christi is one of the most important monuments of Bornos. Created in order to house nuns, its construction was authorised in 1593 by Pope Clement VII. The building, of large...
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Convent of Corpus Christi


- Convento del Corpus Christi, Bornos, España
The Convent of Corpus Christi is one of the most important monuments of Bornos. Created in order to house nuns, its construction was authorised in 1593 by Pope Clement VII. The building, of large proportions, was built out of stone and brick. It has two floors and an arcaded patio where a beautiful staircase with...
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