Pueblos Blancos

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Not to be missed

Arcos de la Frontera

Church of Saint Francisco

Built by the foundation of the Duchess of Arcos, the Church of Saint Francisco began to be built at the beginning of the 16th century on the same site that was once occupied by a temple dedicated to Saint Antonio de Padua. The hermitage would become a school of Fide Propaganda at the end of the 17th century, until the convent was extinguished by the confiscations of Mendizábal, leaving only the church in operation. The basilica has only a central nave with three attached chapels in Gothic, Flamboyant and Baroque style. Inside, we can highlight elements such as the 17th century tiled plinth, a figure of the Purísima and another of the Infant Jesus, and the relief in the Capilla de las Ánimas.


Matrera Castle

Another of the town’s monuments of great renown is the Matrera Castle. Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in the mid-1990s, this building formed part of Seville’s line of defense against attempted Nasrid invasions. The castle was built on the foundations of an ancient Andalusian fortress owned by the Berber tribe of the Magïla, who settled on the peninsula in 711. The fortress consists of a fortified enclosure with two entrances, all under the defense of several towers scattered around the area, of which only the bases remain today.

Setenil de las Bodegas

Traveller’s Route

The Traveller’s Route recreates the path that has served for centuries as an itinerary between the main Andalusian cities of the time. This trade route was of vital importance between the 18th and 19th centuries, as it linked Osuna and Ronda and connected with the road that joined Seville with the capital of the kingdom. The strategic location of Setenil de las Bodegas led to a prosperous economic situation during this period. Numerous personalities of the period traveled along this path, leaving proof of the opulence of its livestock and the beauty of the forests surrounding the town.


Simancón and the Clock Route

The Simancón and the Clock are located in the Sierra of the Endrinal at 1561 and 1513m respectively above sea level.
To access them you have to walk along an ascending path that passes along the slope of the almost vertical wall of the Big Crag. This path leads to the Llanos del Endrinal. The arboreal vegetation in this zone is of pine reforestation. As for the fauna, it is worth mentioning the presence in the crags of the mountain goat.


Old Main Church

The tower of the Old Main Church is preserved, formed by rows of bricks at different
heights, which is believed to have belonged to the Main Church, built after the first
conquest of Zahara by the Christians in 1407. It is currently partially restored and will

serve as an information and interpretation center for the excavations carried out in the
Medieval Village.


“Pedro Lobato Hoyos” Outdoor Speed Painting Competition

The cultural calendar of Ubrique offers visitors and locals an interesting proposal, the “Pedro Lobato Hoyos” Outdoor Speed Painting Competition. The event brings together painters from all over Andalusia and Spain to try to capture the beauty of the streets and corners of Ubrique.


Motor Racing in Pueblos Blancos

The passion for motor racing can be felt in Pueblos Blancos, the close relationship between motor sport and the hill municipalities has been very close

Land of historical heritage

The history of the Pueblos Blancos cannot be written without mentioning the numerous civilisations that have inhabited these lands. Since the first settlers, the Sierra

Cheeses, gourmet products with highland certificate of origin

The gastronomy of the Pueblos Blancos is one of the most complete and varied in the Cadiz province: from the flavour of its game meats,

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Birding Route

Many bird species have chosen the Sierra de Cádiz region as their permanent or temporary habitat.  The climatic and orographic conditions and the flora and

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