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Pretty Exterior

The Basilica was closed when we visited Arcos, but since you probably already walked up the hill... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Red Deer, Canada
Beautiful from the outside, but was closed

It was our second visit to Arcos and again the church was closed. Oh well... we returned mostly for... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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Calle Dean Espinosa 1, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a beautiful church on the outside. We were not lucky enough to go in, it was closed. Great walk in the old town up to this church.

Thank gladfly
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The Basilica was closed when we visited Arcos, but since you probably already walked up the hill, it's worth coming to see it for some nice photos. I can't vouch for the interior since I didn't get to see it, but there are some good...More

Thank LazyRose
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

a place to adore the peace and appreciate the 'works of art'...AMAZING GRACES!! those few euros entrance fee is worth it otherwise if these churches are not perserved... we'd lose them and our childrens children will only have the pictures to look at.

1  Thank Hirlsa H
Reviewed 10 May 2018

This magnificent cathedral was built in the 15th-16th century and stands proudly in the main square opposite the Parador hotel. It doesn't open till 10.30am and costs 2 euros, but worth every cent. It is not large like the cathedrals of Cadiz or Cordoba, for...More

2  Thank John L
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Its onyl 2 Euros entrance and its worth visiting to see the amazing altars which are so densely decorated that your eye can hardly rest anywhere. You can also see the two processional platforms that are used during Semana Santa - the church is powerful...More

2  Thank ESVincent
Reviewed 4 December 2017

It was our second visit to Arcos and again the church was closed. Oh well... we returned mostly for the views and the vistas from the church plaza are hard to beat - simply fantastic! Talking about good photo ops... I loved the bell tower...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 18 November 2017

One of the two main temples to visit when i;Arcos de la Frontera. Very attractive outside, see it by day and night if you can and inside is vey interesting

Thank Kenshare
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Some of the side chapels contain some beautiful altars and interesting art. Many of the carvings are nice. It is worth the two euro fee.

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 26 October 2017

It is a nice church, but we did not feel either of the Arcos churches were exceptional. Both churches are closed in the afternoon so you will need to plan your visit around that.

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Unfortunately we were unable to go inside as it was closed for some unspecified reason when we were there. However The Basilica Menor of Santa Maria is the biggest and the main Church of the town It was built between the 13th and 14th centuries...More

Thank Alan R
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Response from Hugh699 | Reviewed this property |
There is a very handy mini bus type service that leaves the Arcos bus station on the hour and half hour, and will drop you near your hotel if you are staying anywhere en route to the historic centre, say near the Basilica... More