Arcos de la Frontera

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Arcos de la Frontera
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JDavidHalifax
Halifax, Canada121 contributions
Mar 2022
On Tuesday, we spent the day in Cádiz, Spain. It’s an ancient port city, said to be the oldest in SW Europe – 1100 BC. It is the home of the Spanish Navy. There are more than 100 watchtowers used for spotting ships. Like Halifax there is a NEW bridge and an OLD bridge, however they are much longer than our spans across Halifax Harbour.
While we only did drive-by visits of some of the historic sites and streets, we did do a stop at the end of our tour to the beach and walkway, which is famous in a James Bond movie starring Piers Brosnan. This was a site for filming Piers Brosnan and he was supposedly in Havana, Cuba.
Our small group tour took us to Acros and Jerez, two towns (cities)about an hour away. We passed olive tree orchards and beautiful farm country. Our tour guide regaled us with lots of bull fight and olive oil stories during our drive.
In Acros de La Frontera, we walked the cobbled streets and took in the views high up on the cliffside. We even went to a cloistered convent where our guide bought baked goods from a nun. The transaction was without human contact.
Our second town was Jerez de la Frontera. We were dropped off in the old quarter for lunch on our own and a walkabout. Jerez has the famous Royal Andalusian riding school and is also known for flamenco music and sherry production in the so-called Sherry Triangle lying to the west. Lunch was a selection of Spanish Tapas washed down with sherry.
Written 10 June 2022
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Pigalle1966
Cham, Switzerland477 contributions
Oct 2021
Just driving up and down to the top of this town by the narrow streets is an adventure itself and can't be missed.
Written 13 March 2022
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Saxtabulous
5 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
After Seville and Cadiz it was a pleasant change to be in this charming old town with stunning views across the valley to the Mountains.
Written 26 July 2021
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staledale
1,289 contributions
Oct 2019
Only spent one day and night in Arcos de La Fontera, but worth the time. Lovely Old Town with great walking and views. Walk to La Mirador for great views from the top.
Written 13 September 2020
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Happy days
8 contributions
Sep 2019
Really nice place to visit. We went here in the afternoon and parked the car at the bottom and walked up to the church at the top, nice walk, quite hilly but okay if you stop every now and then to admire the view and the lovely white washed houses. Once at the top you get a lovely view of the valley below and of the church so worth getting to the top. There are lots of lovely little restaurants to eat in, would have liked to have spent longer exploring the place.
Written 28 June 2020
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swirlwind
Perth, Australia341 contributions
Jul 2019
After visiting Ronda and Zahara de la Sierra, my next stop is Arcos de la Frontera. Some say it's the most outstanding white town out of the 19 in Andalucia. Approaching closer, I starting to believe it.

My taxi driver didn't agree; he groaned when the turn gets sharper and the road narrower. It was a bit of chaos to finally reach my hotel up hill in the old quarter. The taxi zigzag, back & forth, squeezed & turned into a dead-end: to my hotel behind a huge double door and wrought-iron grills. Then, with help from the locals, continued twist & turn further up, the taxi was free again. We waved good-by.

Wow! This fortified old town built along the clifftop, surrounded by Rio Guadalete and valleys down below was spectacular! Quiet, mysterious with very high walls, huge churches and convent around the village. A labyrinthine old quarter next to the open main square at the hilltop. The opposite side is a 11th-century Moorish castle. Next to it on the corner; a 13th-century built Romanesque Gothic-Mudéjar style church, separated by a narrow walkway in-between. The other side of the main square is the open edge where the sheer cliff plunge down to the river below.
Town-hall is a few minutes down, at the foot of the castle walls. A few banks, shops and ATMs close by.
By all means one should stay and live in the beautiful old quarter. There were 2/3 original mansion converted to boutique hotels clung on the cliff facing the valley. many small restaurants out of the narrow passage way dotted around different squares were all 3 or 5 minutes aways from the hotel. One of the local bus at old town square goes down to the newer part of the village for 2€.
Arcos is out of the beaten track. So it's much less touristic than Ronda. I quite like it this way. I read it was once a small kingdom during the 11 century. I believe it will stay the way it is now for a long, long time.
Written 9 March 2020
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elizabeth d
Galashiels, UK17 contributions
Feb 2020
Stayed here in February but by no means closed up completely. This beautiful little village lies southwest of Seville, easy to get to by car (not sure about public transport) and is a mix of the old Arcos and modern on the edges of the town. Possible to eat and drink reasonably to around 11 in the evening at this time of year. Stunning views of the castle from the low road. Well stocked supermarkets, Carrefour and El Jamon two of the biggest with reasonable prices. Well placed to visit round about, Jerez, Cadiz, Medina Sidonia, Sanlucar de Barrameda.
Written 6 March 2020
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Jane and Tony F
1191792323 contributions
Feb 2020
Easy walk from the lower town to the mirador viewpoint which provides some fabulous views over the valley below.
Written 17 February 2020
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jakobers
Philipsburg, PA14 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Of all the place we traveled through over two weeks in Andalusia, during January, this town was the most "closed for seasonal maintenance" of all. Stores, restaurants, tourist attractions... we barely got too see anything. The highlight was staying at the Parador, a beautiful hotel with a great view.
Written 25 January 2020
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Altug71
Rome, Italy1,840 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
It’s one of the most beautiful white towns in the region.
Lots of up and down small roads and a beautiful square with a breath taking fountain. The best thing about this town is also, very close to the seaside.
Written 15 January 2020
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