HIGHLIGHTS: Set atop a spectacular crag, Arcos de la Frontera is a picturesque Cadiz town filled with sites which hark back to its Arab heritage. Towers, churches and magnificent viewpoints overlooking the Guadalete River are just some of the innumerable attractions the town offers. It lies in the heart of the Route of the White Villages and close to the Alcornocales Nature Reserve.
HIGHLIGHTS This is a town of immense beauty. Each of its streets offers the traveller a glimpse of the Arab heritage of Izn-Rand Onda (“City of the Castle"), Ronda´s name during Moorish times. Being one of the capitals of Muslim Spain, here you find monuments such as the Arab baths, Old Bridge (Puente Viejo), Gigante House and Mondragon House. There is also another Ronda, whose sites include the bullring – a favourite with Ernest Hemingway and Orsen Wells, and the amazing New Bridge (Puente Nuevo) which spans the Tajo Gorge.
HIGHLIGHTS Thanks to its privileged geographical location, several civilisations have passed through Antequera leaving an interesting cultural legacy. One of the most important monuments is the Dolmens of Menga, Viera and El Romeral, dating back to the Bronze Age. Strolling around Thanks to its privileged geographical location, several civilisations have passed through Antequera leaving an interesting cultural legacy. One of the most important monuments is the Dolmens of Menga, Viera and El Romeral, dating back to the Bronze Age. Strolling around Antequera's historic quarter is like travelling back in time. One interesting option is to visit the churches of San Juan Bautista and San Sebastián among others, or discover the Moorish Alcazaba fortress. Other important monuments include the Temple of Papabellotas Castle and the 17th and 18th century mansions. They are all characterised by their impressive Spanish baroque style architecture. In the centre of Antequera, you can discover the Royal Collegiate Church of San Sebastián, which dates from the 16th Century. And don't miss the Convent of the Incarnation, followed by a visit to the Plaza del Coso Viejo, a beautiful bullring close to the Convent.
HIGHLIGHTS: Malaga was once Arab and its Alcazaba, or citadel, is a lovely example of this legacy. Construction on this palace for the Nazarid kings was begun in the 11th century. Today it houses the Provincial Archeological Museum. Other highlights include the cathedral and its museum, and Virgen de la Victoria Shrine. Visits to the Beaux Arts Museum and the newly-opened Picasso Museum are also of interest.
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The route begins on Sunday and ends on Sunday.
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