Located in a central position midway between the countryside and the mountains the municipality , which has both types of landscapes is crossed by the river Guadalete and Majaceite . In the first Reservoirs Borno and Arcos are formed , both declared Natural Sites , for their value as wetlands.
Another part of the municipality is included in the Natural Park of the Acorns .
The city, located on a rock , cut by an impressive gorge to the river , where a panoramic mastered, has its origins in the Muslim era . At present, declared a Historic- Artistic Monument , is divided into two districts . Its network of steep , narrow winding streets and the multitude of corners and monuments of great beauty that has made this town a set of exceptional beauty , which include the Castle , the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and the Church of San Pedro .
To the north of the province of Cádiz , the Natural Area Cola del Embalse de Arcos is located in the town of Cadiz Arcos de la Frontera , at the foot of the Sierra de Grazalema. Ecologically valuable wetland , dammed the waters of the historic River Guadalete . Upstream , within walking distance is also the Natural Reservoir Cola Spot Borno .
The nature reserve occupies a marshy area that keeps the water level all year and periodically is flooded by the rising water level of the swamp , becoming an important habitat for osprey, mallards, great crested grebe, little grebe and coot . Presents a vegetation characterized by reed, bulrush , common reed and large bodies of tamarisk .
It is used as nesting and wintering area for several protected birds. Of all stand as sedentary bird , the swan, migratory and wintering mallards and migrates as the black-winged stilt bird step . Among the reptiles are the terrapin . All reasons enough space to be declared as a Special Protection Area for Birds.
The Natural Place Cola del Embalse de Arcos, with 120 hectares, is a beautiful place along the route of the White Villages .
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The Historical -Artistic Arcos de la Frontera was declared in 1962 , she excels in the City , especially highlighting the stone portal , topped by the Archangel Michael , patron of the city . From coffered ceiling , housed inside a picture of Carlos IV attributed to Goya.
They also highlight other monuments such as the Castle , the Basilica of St. Mary , the Church of San Pedro or the Granary .
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