Our travel guide to Castellar de la Frontera

Castellar de la Frontera is built on a rocky hill with a magnificent castle that dominates the entire Bay of Cádiz and the Rock of Gibraltar. It is the green area of the region, benefiting from Los Alcornocales Natural Park.

Therefore, you have the possibility of enjoying nature and a large number of active tourism activities. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Castellar de la Frontera, you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

A place with lots of history

Its origins date back to the Bronze Age (Cuevas del Cancho, Tajo and Abejera sites), but it acquires its true identity with the Muslim conquest, called then Al-Qars. When talking about the town, we must distinguish between the Old and New Castellar, built in 1971, 8 kilometres away from the old one.

Castellar “El Nuevo” is a totally modern town, with wide streets and squares. Here, the Santísimo Cristo de la Almoraima Sanctuary is located, whose image is much worshipped by many faithful. In Plaza Andalucía there is also an important sculpture that commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the creation of the new town. There is another sculpture dedicated to Human Rights very close to this one.

La Almoraima is, together with the old Castellar and the New Town of Castellar, the third population centre of the municipality. In 1603, the mercedarian order builds the Convent of San Miguel de la Almoraima. The friars remain there until the middle of the 17th century. The Convent went to the Duke of Medinaceli, who turned it into a recreational and hunting hacienda. In 1945, the Almoraima Cork Company was created, around which the houses that will give rise to the Almoraima neighbourhood are built.

The town is also part of the Ruta del Toro (Route of the Bull), so it is possible to enjoy the abundant stockbreeding raised in these lands.

Main Activities: Cuisine, History, Active Tourism.
Content Source: Texts and Photo: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Castellar de la Frontera

Castellar de la Frontera is built on a rocky hill with a magnificent castle that dominates the entire Bay of Cádiz and the Rock of Gibraltar. It is the green area of the region, benefiting from Los Alcornocales Natural Park.

Therefore, you have the possibility of enjoying nature and a large number of active tourism activities. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Castellar de la Frontera, you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

A place with lots of history

Its origins date back to the Bronze Age (Cuevas del Cancho, Tajo and Abejera sites), but it acquires its true identity with the Muslim conquest, called then Al-Qars. When talking about the town, we must distinguish between the Old and New Castellar, built in 1971, 8 kilometres away from the old one.

Its fortress (12th-15th centuries) is located in the old town, in perfect state of conservation although reformed. Inside the castle you will find one of the few examples that exist of inhabited nucleus inside a fortification. It retains a noticeable medieval nature, with its winding layout of clean and whitewashed streets.

Castellar “El Nuevo” is a totally modern town, with wide streets and squares. Here, the Santísimo Cristo de la Almoraima Sanctuary is located, whose image is much worshipped by many faithful. In Plaza Andalucía there is also an important sculpture that commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the creation of the new town. There is another sculpture dedicated to Human Rights very close to this one.

La Almoraima is, together with the old Castellar and the New Town of Castellar, the third population centre of the municipality. In 1603, the mercedarian order builds the Convent of San Miguel de la Almoraima. The friars remain there until the middle of the 17th century. The Convent went to the Duke of Medinaceli, who turned it into a recreational and hunting hacienda. In 1945, the Almoraima Cork Company was created, around which the houses that will give rise to the Almoraima neighbourhood are built.

The town is also part of the Ruta del Toro (Route of the Bull), so it is possible to enjoy the abundant stockbreeding raised in these lands.

Main Activities: Cuisine, History, Active Tourism.
Content Source: Texts and Photo: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Plaza Andalucía (Andalusia Square)
Plaza Andalucía (Andalusia Square) is the heart and centre of the new town of Castellar. It was built in the 1970s, given the difficulty...
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Plaza Andalucia, Castellar de la Frontera, España

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Roman Roads in Castellar
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Castellar de la Frontera, España

The Roman Roads in Castellar (Calzada Romana) is a paved road of 4,7 kilometres. It runs from “La Jarandilla” area, at the beginning of the road leading to the old town, to the castle walls. Of unknown origin, it could have served as a road to access the Roman settlement. This was located under the...
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Santísimo Cristo Almoraima Sanctuary
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Plaza Andalucia, 12, Castellar de la Frontera, España

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Route of the Bull (Ruta del Toro)
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Jerez de la Frontera, España

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Los Alcornocales
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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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Pinar del Rey
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Pinar Del Rey, San Roque, España

Pinar del Rey is a huge forest park that has become one of the most important green areas of Campo de Gibraltar. It is a natural space that has recently been incorporated into Los Alcornocales Natural Park after expanding in 2017. It occupies an area of ​​338 hectares in San Roque and Castellar de la...
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Castle of Castellar de la Frontera
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Castillo de Castellar de la Frontera, Castillo de Castellar, España

The Castle of Castellar de la Frontera is closely related to the history and origin of this town (in the 10th century). Strolling along its narrow streets, visiting its terraces and enjoying the surrounding views are unique experiences. Built on an ancient Roman settlement, the defensive enclosure that can be visited today was built between...
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