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Arcos de la Frontera


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  • Panoramic view of Arcos de la Frontera. Cadiz

Towers, churches and spectacular observation points offering views over the Guadalete River are just a few of its numerous and varied attractions. This picturesque town in Cadiz is an excellent starting point if you're planning to follow the route of the White Villages.Read more...

What to see Its historic centre is in the area between the Cuesta de Belén hill and the Puerta Matrona gateway –the only surviving entrance from the ancient Arab wall–, and is an assortment of steep and narrow streets perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Guadalete River. In the heart of the town you'll find the Plaza del Cabildo square, with some of the city's most important buildings: the Town Hall, the Ducal Castle and the Parador hotel, located in what was formerly the Casa del Corregidor. Don't leave the square without looking out over its observation platform, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding area. During your walk you may want to stop at other points of interest such as the basilica of Santa María de la Asunción or churches like San Pedro and San Miguel. You'll also see examples of regional architecture, featuring simple whitewashed houses with interior courtyards filled with flowers. Festivities A good time to come to Arcos de la Frontera is in Easter week, when the high point takes place on Palm Sunday with the burial of the 'Toro del Aleluya'. Gastronomy Make sure to sample the delicious cuisine, with typical dishes such as 'alboronia' (a dish made with pumpkin, chickpeas and tomato), meat and fish casseroles, 'ajo molinero' (bread, garlic and tomato) and hearty soups –particularly the variety made with chard.


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Arcos de la Frontera


Arcos de la Frontera


Arcos de la Frontera


Arcos de la Frontera