Apartamento Alegre – Arcos de la Frontera

 

 

Arcos de la Frontera is located on a thrilling strategic cliff top, once inaccessible and inhabited by various civilisations throughout its rich history for its defensive hilltop location.

Stroll through the narrow, winding streets, stop for tapas and make your way to Plaza del Cabildo. The square is surrounded by an 11th century castle, the 18th century church, Basílica de Santa María and the amazing views of the olive groves and the river Guadalete as it meanders through the fertile valley below, are well worth the walk.

 

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This property is registered in the Registry of Tourism of Andalusia.

Tourist license number: VFT/CA/01341

 

 

 

 

 

In the winds of change, our hearts will always find their direction.

I have not been lucky enough to find Arcos until now but I have fallen in love. The warmth, beauty and humility have touched my heart and I will return soon.

 

A rcos is a very pretty white washed village, and on the route of the ‘Pueblos Blanco’s’. With all its arches, gothic churches, wonderful decorated patios, flowers and ironwork; it really is what an Andalucian town is all about.
There is a sheer magic about the old town of Arcos that is hard to put your finger on but just ask anybody who lives there or who has visited and they will tell you just how enchanting it is.
Navigating the labyrinth of inclining, narrow and winding cobbled streets is best done on foot as you can discover the traditional restaurants and bars, local craft shops as well as the Gothic and Renaissance churches and buildings.
Whether you ar superstitious or not, the mysterious quality to Arcos may be down to the fact, that it is said to have something of a dark history!

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G etting to Arcos de la Frontera is easy. Located just 20 minutes from Jerez international airport and has flights from London and other major European cities. From Arcos, Seville airport is about 1 hour, Gibraltar airport is 1 hour 20 minutes and Malaga airport is about just over 2 hours.
Located 30km east of Jerez, the drive along the A 382 takes you through pretty wheat and sunflower fields, vineyards and fruit orchards.
As you approach, you won’t be able to get a grasp of how the town is perched high on its impregnable rocky outcrop. But a trip to the outskirts or up to the highest view point and you can see why it is visible from miles around.
One exciting addition over the last few years, is the man made beach over at the lake. There are lots of water activities available!

The best way of enjoying the beauty of Arcos de La Frontera is to make your way to the towns Miradors (viewing points). There are quite a few of them and searching for them is good fun too! Mirador de Peña Nueva, the Mirador de los Abados, or the Mirador de la Matera are just three.


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Give yourself the vacation you truly deserve by booking this magical apartment today!


A beautiful apartment in Novoarcos Residencial, 10 minute walk to town centre. Apartment comprises of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious living room and kitchen. Private complex with communal swimming pool, secure private parking & communal grounds.
Ideal for couples, families and anyone who wants to relax and enjoy the enchanting white village of Arcos.

 

The Apartment in Detail

 

 

DISTRIBUTION

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FIRST FLOOR

Open plan dinning area with table and seating for 6. Two comfortable leather sofas

Open plan, fully equipped kitchen Double bedroom with Queen sized bed and en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower, basin, wc, bidet)  

FACILITIES

FACILITIES

Beautiful apartment in Novoarcos Residencial, 10 minute walk to town centre. Apartment comprises of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious living room and kitchen. Private complex with communal swimming pool, secure private parking & communal grounds.

A/C in Living room and main bedroom, 2nd bedroom has an electric radiator. Fully fitted kitchen with all utensils provided. Oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, tea / coffee maker, toaster etc. All linen and towels provided. Small terrace.

 

 

 

 

The Area – Arcos de la Frontera 

 

There’s plenty to do in and around Arcos all year round. A few minutes’ drive from Arcos, you will find A championship 18-hole golf course. It is versatile enough to challenge top level amateur and professional players yet can also accommodate novices and has its own practise area. Close by, you can also try horse riding through the Andalusian countryside. And there are plenty of other opportunities in the Sierras if you feel like exploring further afield. This is also an ideal area for bird watchers, walkers and nature lovers.

Arcos has events and fiestas throughout the year and now even has its own beach by the lake. The most original in the region is the week before Christmas, when the old town is transformed into ancient Bethlehem as Arcos stages its own nativity play—the Belen Viviente—on a gigantic scale. Arcos has its own carnival celebrations in February. For those wanting to continue the fiesta, Cadiz offers 10 days of non-stop revelry.

Arcos Old Town

Arcos Old Town

Come springtime, the warm evenings see the local people dining out on the terraces long into the evening. During Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter, the processions pass through the old and new town, followed by a local marching band playing traditional music, and long lines of people in traditional costumes. Each float depicts a scene from the bible from holy week, and is carried between the ancient churches.

On Easter Sunday, Arcos has its own celebrated bull run—el Toro de Aleluya—where locals and the odd foreigner demonstrate their bravery. The weekend following Easter is the Moto Grand Prix of Jerez, where Arcos plays host to many of the competitors and fans.

The Cruces de Mayo—the crosses of May—is another local tradition in which the patios and courtyards are decorated with floral arrangements in the shape of crosses. As Summer begins, so do las carpas—a series of concerts, fiestas and performances which take place at different venues throughout Arcos. There are weekly flamenco concerts throughout July and August.

Flamenco also features during the celebration of the Virgin de las Nieves—the Virgin of the Snows which takes place during the first weekend of August. And as Summer draws to a close at the end of September, Arcos celebrates the fiesta of its patron saint—the Feria de San Miguel.

 

 

The Region – Cadiz Province / Costa de la Luz

 

Situated in the South-Western province of Cadiz—the heart of Spain’s sherry region—Arcos was declared a national historic-artistic monument in 1962 in recognition of its exceptional architecture and impressive location. The old town is a tangled labyrinth of cobbled streets and alleys that lead up to the churches of Santa Maria de la Asuncion and San Pedro. From the square at the top, there are spectacular views of the Andalusian countryside.A 20 minute drive from Arcos, you will find Jerez de la Frontera—renowned for its sherry and brandy production, as well as its fine horses and Flamenco. The town also dates back to Moorish times and has a charming old town and palm lined squares. Jerez is also famous for Flamenco, and the flamenco festival of Jerez at the end of February is one of the most important in the world.

P1010160Another 20 minutes to the West, and you reach the Costa de la Luz—200 miles of unspoilt coast line and shimmering white beaches. There are plenty of tranquil spots along the coast between Puerto de Santa Maria and Tarifa. You can always find good seafood and tapas restaurants too up and down the coast.Like Arcos, there are many other Pueblos Blancos throughout the province, which share a history involving the centuries-long fight of the Spaniards to reconquer Spain. Medina Sidonia, Vejer de la Frontera, Olvera and Grazalema are but a few worth visiting. Or travel further East to the town of Ronda, the birthplace of modern bull fighting and a favourite of Hemmingway.Along the way, you will pass through the beautiful countryside of the Sierra de Grazalema – a 50,000 hectare protected natural park. There is lots to do if you are looking for an active holiday: from walking to horse riding, to learning to paraglide, wind or kite surf. The main cities in the area are Seville – an easy 60 minute drive away, and Cadiz on the coast.