Arcos de la Frontera

Arcos de la Frontera

RSS Bookmark Send to a friend Travel notebook
Previous 1 / 1 Next
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
video
Arcos de la Frontera desde el aire.
video
Los Pueblos Blancos de la Sierra de Cádiz. Territorio Natural.
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
video
Los Pueblos Blancos de la Sierra de Cádiz. Territorio Natural (2ª parte).
video
Los Pueblos Blancos de la Sierra de Cádiz. Territorio Natural (3ª parte).
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
video
Casa Campana en Arcos de la Frontera.
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
photo
Arcos de la Frontera
/media/ photo video panoramicview image3d audio audioguide postcard background screensaver

Tourist zone: Sierra de Cádiz/Pueblos Blancos

Distance from the capital (km): 67

Altitude above sea level (m): 185

Area (Km2): 527.54

Nº of inhabitants: 31417

Name for people: Arcenses

Postal code: 11630

Web: www.turismoarcos.com

Description

Gateway to the Pueblos Blancos Route, Arcos is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. There are traces of the first prehistoric settlers and of the Romans at the Sierra de Aznar Archaeological Site. But the people the town owes its relief and current layout to are the Muslims.

Walking along the incredibly narrow, steep streets and under ancient archways, the visitor enters the old quarter, declared a Historical Site. Monumental treasures in this part of the town include the Los Duques Castle (15th Century), the Matrera Gateway (11th-14thCenturies) and the remains of the walled town, with its palaces and manor houses, the Santa María Basilica, the San Pedro Church, as well as numerous churches, chapels and convents.

All these places of worship house valuable images which are paraded through the streets of the town during Easter Week as part of a festival which has been declared of National Tourist Interest.

Arcos Lake

Only a few Bornos kilometres from the town, there is a lake which offers visitors the chance to try their hand at various water
sports. The tail of this reservoir has been declared a Beauty Spot.

See Online

 

Routes

Links

Interesting web pages with more information on this place:

http://www.sierradecadiz.com/
Web of the Sierra de Cádiz
http://www.arcosdelafrontera.es/
Official Web of Arcos de la Frontera
http://www.turismoarcos.es/
Tourism Website of Arcos de la Frontera

Map

How to get there?

X
No corresponding geographic location could be found for the specified addresses. Check the address and try again. Can not get the requested directions.
-6.15371704016 36.5228805237 -5.47531127853 36.9843236445 1 1 0 36.851362 -5.753321 8
98 /destinos/tourism_content_info/19/98/ 36.7536020841 -5.81451415935 Arcos de la Frontera /media/img/city_map_icon.png 28 23 14 28 1
Updating map ...

What is there nearby?

Click to zoom and see %count more accommodations /media/icons/accommodation_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more food /media/icons/restaurant_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more Cultural visits /media/icons/visit_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more Golf courses /media/icons/course_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more Beaches /media/icons/beach_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more schools /media/icons/school_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more Shopping /media/icons/shop_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more Information services /media/icons/touristinformation_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more nature areas /media/icons/naturearea_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more Leisure /media/icons/nightplace_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more Leisure parks /media/icons/park_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more events /media/icons/event_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more base conventions /media/icons/baseconvention_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more Sports activities /media/icons/sportfacility_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more flamenco places /media/icons/flamencoplace_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more Health and Beauty /media/icons/habcenter_icon_map_cluster.png Click to zoom and see %count more routes /media/icons/route_icon_map_cluster.png