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Plaza del Cabildo, Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

It is said that there were humans living here since the Stone Age, it is a shame that there are not much historical sites to see. The Ducal Castle is quite well known here, unfortunately it is a private property at the moment so we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

Once a year the townsfolk of the village put on a live nativity through out the town. Lots of time period costumes and re-enactments that draw people from far away. Many towns in Andalusia do this but this seems to be the grand exhibition of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

It is nice to walk around and to take photos of narrow street and view of the valley on both side of town under the cliff. The church is old and large relative to the size of town.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lingang
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We had a great walk through this beautiful white-washed town on our way from Antequera to Cádiz area. Hilly, narrow streets, incredible views from the miradors and lively during the Sunday mid-day time we dropped in with a beer and jamon festival going on in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sara M
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

The historic part of this city is really beautiful, with narrow paths. Is very nice for walking and you can have a lot of choices for food and drinks

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank petrosp227
Reviewed December 3, 2018

We didn’t have too much time to visit other white villages but Arcos was really great to walk, the narrow streets and white walled buildings yielding dramatic vistas and unexpected renaissance palace entrances and characteristic churches.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

This was our first white village driving from Seville to Ronda. Definitely follow previous advice about parking at bottom end of town and walking up to the sights. The streets are very narrow and it is better to walk. We loved the views from near...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

First time to visit one of the white villages. We travelled up from Tarifa by car stopping just before Arcos to do a walk Ponta de las Paloma. Very winding roads needing full concentration. Arcos was stunning. Our accommodation in Hotel el Convento was perched...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GillianR361
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The situation of Arcos is more precipitous and stunning than most of the 'White Towns', which is saying something if you know them. Perched on the edge of a sheer cliff the Plaza del Cabildo offers stunning views almost to the coast. The centre is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the best hill towns and we visited many. Use the parking garage at the base and take the small bus up. It only comes hourly or walk up. Tourist information is towards the top. get off the bus at the parador...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 12, 2017|
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Response from janandmikeh | Reviewed this property |
There is a small carpark at the bottom but I don't think it is possible to get a photo as the main centre around the churches is set back from the mountain edge.
Neiha B
May 10, 2017|
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Response from FrenchUSNomad | Reviewed this property |
Hello Neiha B, we visited Argos last Feb and I must say that the best way to see Arcos and other Pueblos Blancos (white villages) is probably like we did by renting a car in Seville. Don't get too big of a car though (we had... More