What to see in Alcala de los Gazules
Museo Etnográfico de Alcalá
In this Museum there are on display typical customs and objects that existed in the Alcala de los Gazules area and in the Natural Park of the Alcornocales since several decades ago.
It is the natural jewel of the province of Cadiz. It extends between the provinces of Cadiz and Malaga and consists of one of the largest cork oak forests in the world.
Depósitos y Fuente Romanos de la Salada
Recently excavated and of Roman origin, they were built to take advantage of a spring that appeared unexpectedly from the rock. Dated back to the 2nd century B.C., the set consists of reservoirs, triumphal arches and the foundation of a temple which has not reached our days.
Ermita Santuario de Nuestra Señora de los Santos
Esta ermita es una casa de oración que se ha convertido en el hogar de todos los habitantes de Alcalá de los Gazules. El actual santuario es del siglo XVII, aunque su origen se sitúa tres siglos antes.
Restos del castillo y murallas musulmanas
They are located near the San Jorge Square, occupying what was the courtyard of the castle. Of the fortress only a tower remains, because the rest was blown up during the War of Independence. You can also visit the Puerta de la Villa.
Casa del Cabildo
It is an interesting building from the 16th century. In the Renaissance style, it stands out for the contrast of colors and the overlapping of architectural orders on its façade as for its solidity and austerity.
It’s situated on the river Barbate, next to the now existing bridge, where some remains are left of it.
Iglesia Mayor Parroquial de San Jorge
This Church was built on a Muslim mosque. The present church has a Latin cross plan and was built during the 16th and 18th centuries. It has pieces of great value.
Yacimiento Romano de la Mesa del Esparragal
This site is a settlement of Phoenician and Roman origin. There the “Bronze Lascuta” was found, a relic from the year 189 B.C. considered the oldest document in Latin in Spain.
Iglesia de San Francisco
It is popularly known as the Victoria Church. It was part of the Convent founded by Minim friars following its establishment in Alcalá de los Gazules in the 17th century.
En su interior destaca la imagen de Jesús Nazareno, obra de José de Montes de Oca.