Arcos de la Frontera Castle

Arcos de la Frontera, Spain

Arcos de la Frontera Castle was first constructed in the 11th century by the Moors when Arcos was briefly a taifa (small kingdom) before being captured by the Christians in 1250. The Christians rebuilt the castle as part of their campaign to retain their hold on the town, which was in a strategically important position for maintaining the border between the Muslim and Christian kingdoms.



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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Saz Dosanjh (3 years ago)
Seems like a nice castle, sadly closed for visits when we went. So we went next door and had a large beer. Turned out nice.
Mark (3 years ago)
Spectacular views from the terrace by the castle and some great places to eat.
Tomas Vertanauskas (3 years ago)
Really nice place to visit. Just narrow streets for car. But view is amazing. Next to the castle is hotel and inside it there is caffee with one of the most astonishing view. Sugeste visiting
Adeline Lim (3 years ago)
5 stars for the exhilaration of having to drive the very narrow streets to park at the Plaza de Cabildo to get here. The parking also serves the needs of the Parador, so follow the signs to the Parador to access the parking. Spaces are limited and if you have a wide car, with a wide turning radius like an Audi A7, do not attempt to come up here! Photo shown is a little local Seat driving through and it's already a tight fit!
Andrew Gleason (3 years ago)
Beautiful place to visit, be mindful of the hours and schedule. Visit the bell tower.
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