Arcos de la Frontera is one of the largest inland hilltop white towns (Pueblos Blancos) in the Province of Cadiz. It stands proud perched on the edge of huge sand stone cliffs and its history dates right back to Neolithic times when man lived in caves. As with many of these pretty villages, Arcos evidences much unrest in its history, changing hands through the centuries including the Arabs, Romans and the Moors. This has resulted in a beautiful tapestry of cultures woven into the very fabric of its cool, character filled narrow streets and many historic buildings in and around the old city walls.
Arcos de la Frontera is most famous for its imposing Gothic Cathedral, built by Alfonso the Wise back in the late 13th century to mark his victory over the Moors and the restoration of the Christian faith within the town.
Today you will find a busy, thriving town full of shops, great restaurants and bars knitting together the old with the new. The picturesque Arcos Lake is at the foot of the town and attracts many cyclists wanting to enjoy a gentle ride around its perimeter and observe the wonderful flowers, trees and multitude of wildlife found on and around its banks. Arcos is approximately 40 minutes from the coast and its award winning beaches stretching from the City of Cadiz all the way to Gibraltar. Further inland there are the wild and wonderful nature reserves with their character cork trees and rustic shrub land great for walking amongst the wildlife.
Whether you are looking for a permanant residence or holiday destination Arcos de la Frontera has plenty to offer as a quality inland destination.
Population Arcos de la Frontera: 2016 - 34,211
Proximity to airports: Jerez de la Frontera 40 Km, Seville 94 Km, Gibraltar 119 Km, Malaga 178 Km