Barrio Nazarí

Barrio Nazarí | Source: Texts: Diputación de Cádiz. Photos: Destino Cádiz.

The Barrio Nazarí (Nazari neighborhood) is the oldest and most interesting part of Benaocaz. Of medieval origin, it is well preserved and it was one of the last areas of Muslim rule, not turning into Christian hands until the War of Granada.

It consists of the ruins of old houses, some of them stately houses, and it retains the Islamic urban plot (Nazari) in its streets. We also found pottery remains pointing to a Roman occupation of this area.