Visiting Arcos de la Frontera

Visiting Arcos de la Frontera, Arcos de la Frontera, Spain (B)

In recent years, Spain’s Pueblos Blancos or White Villages, have exploded in popularity. These quaint small towns are known as such because their buildings are all painted white. Though there are more than a dozen towns that can be considered to be part of Andalusia’s Pueblos Blancos, Arcos de la Frontera is arguably the most popular.

Arcos sits atop a cliff which overlooks the Guadalete River. Its picturesque streets and the sweeping views of the surrounding valley bring visitors to the area in droves. It’s the perfect introduction to the Pueblos Blancos because its popularity means an increase in tourist accommodations and infrastructure. If you’re wondering what makes it worth a visit, here’s what to expect when visiting Arcos de la Frontera.

Arcos isn’t the easiest place in the world to visit, which is probably why so many people opt to go there on a day trip from Jerez or Sevilla. The downside of this is that you’re on a time-crunch after spending a dizzying amount of time driving on the winding roads through the mountains to get there. By bus, Arcos has a direct connection from Jerez or Sevilla with Jerez being the shortest route, clocking in at around an hour. The bus to Sevilla takes around two hours. Anything longer than that makes a day trip more of a hassle than it should be, and probably makes an overnight stop more advantageous. If you’re coming from anywhere else, day tours will be limited and ground transport will require multiple conenctions, so you’re better off finding a private transfer service to take you to Arcos. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visiting Arcos de la Frontera
Guide Location: Spain » Arcos de la Frontera
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ana Montano
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Plaza del Cabildo
  • Basilica Menor de Santa Maria
  • Hotel Parador
  • Castillo de los Duques de Arcos
  • Tourist Office
  • Palacio de Mayorazgo
  • Mirador de Abades
  • Barrio Bajo
  • Mirador Pena Vieja
  • Semana Santa Monument
  • El Paseo
  • Meson los Murales
  • La Carcel
  • Taberna Jovenes Flamencos
  • Bar Alcaravan
  • Bar Castro
  • Pub Gotham