Arcos de la Frontera Jerez

At just 20 minutes from Jerez, this village is the entrance to the White Villages Route and half the village is an imporbable -looking, vertically slashed rock high above the River Guadalete.Modern day Arcos is a true centre of tourist interest, one of the most beautiful towns in Spain for its river, its olive and orange trees and fertile orchards where herds of bullfighting stock and beautiful horses roam. It is beautiful also for the impresive Tajo canyon and for the regal faades of its baroque and Renaissance houses.Is streets are narrow and there are arches in abundance, sometimes serving as the exterior arches of the parish churches, of which the Church of San Pedro and Santa Maria is th em ost outstanding. Holy Week is another integral part of Arcos . It is with reason that it has been declared of National Tourist Interest, involving as it does an unsurpassed reproduction of the Passion and Death of Christ in the steep, narrow and winding streets of the village where the professionals stages barely fit in.At nearby La Molinera lake you can practice such diverse sports as hang-gliding and horseback riding or all sorts of water sports.To get know this jewel of Andalusia plan a guided tour in the Tourism office.

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