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The 'Fronteras' with Andalucia Rentals Ltd

Located just outside Arcos, we can offer you the marvellous Villa Bodega.

Villa Bodega, Arcos de la Frontera

Villa Bodega

A fully equipped villa with private pool, offering stunning views over the Fronteras region

Villa, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8


Arcos de la Frontera

Arcos de la Frontera is the perfect location if you are looking for a few days of pure relaxation. It has some of the most spectacular views in Spain, especially from the bell tower of the Santa Maria church (which dates from the 7th Century) in the Plaza Cabildo. Also overlooking is the Castillo de los Arcos, the sandstone castle which was so important during the 'Frontera' days.

Moorish Influences

Running out from the plaza are a labyrinth of pretty, and often strikingly narrow, streets and alleys. These streets are a mixture of modest homes, sporting the signature barred windows, and the more impressive homes of the nobility, with large arched and carved doorways; the latter tend to date from the period of the Spanish renaissance which followed the final Spanish victory against the Moors. Scattered throughout the streets and plazas you will find small restaurants, tapas bars and little craft shops selling distinctive local ceramic pieces. Down below the town is the Guadalete river lined with olive and orange groves. There is also a reservoir, the Lago de Arcos, which is often used for swimming during the summer months.

Grazalema

Arcos makes a convenient home base from which to explore the other Pueblos Blancos, particularly El Bosque, Benahoma, Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra (with it's Moorish castle and mosque). You can visit the Sierra de Grazalema natural park, one of Spain's most ecologically outstanding areas. The 51,695ha park is famous for its spectacularly rugged limestone landscape of cliffs, gullies, caves and gorges. By far the most impressive gorge is Garganta Verde, with its exceptional griffon vulture colony and rocky walls that tower vertically for 400m. Andalucia's largest cave system is also here, the Hundidero-Gato with its biggest cavern measuring 4km long and an entrance of 60m tall.

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