Arcos de la Frontera - Town Walk

Arcos de La Frontera© Michelle Chaplow
There are some beautiful walks around the white village of Arcos de la Frontera, try to catch a sunset if you can.

Arcos - Town walk

A suggested walk around the old town:

Park the car on the highest floor of the underground car park under the Paseo de Andalucía at the entrance to the town. There is also a lower entrance to the car park on the Avenida Duque de Arcos which follows the river at the bottom of the escarpment.

Exit the car park near the Plaza de España where there are a number of cafés (Café Olé, Café Faro) should you need refreshment before the uphill walk. There are two streets you can walk up. Take Calle Corredera (to the left) if you prefer the hustle and bustle of a shopping street. Take Paseo de los Boliches if you prefer the exceptional views of the countryside. Keep heading towards the prominent square tower of the Iglesia de Santa María.

Both routes lead to the Plaza del Cabildo via very narrow streets, which is why we recommend you park the car below. On the way, you will pass the Hospital de San Juan de Dios.

In the Plaza del Cabildo you will find the Mirador de la Peña Nueva, the Town Hall, the Tourist Office, the Parador Hotel, the Corredor Restaurant and Terrace Bar and the Iglesia de Santa Maria.

Leave the Plaza by the street to the left of the Parador Hotel and stroll towards the Iglesia de San Pedro, passing on the way the Convent of the Mecedarian Nuns, the small Municipal Market, the Andalusi Gardens and the Mayorazgo Palace.