Interpretation Centers

Tierra de talentos.

Interpretation Center City of Arcos. CICA

The CICA is an interpretation center of the municipality and of the region, where special reference is made to the old quarter and its surroundings as places for the tourist to explore. Located inside is the Tourist Office, a model for museums and for design in the province of Cádiz. Also inside, and equally striking, is the presentation of a historical journey which shows the town’s evolution, featuring elements of new technologies and materials related to archeology which make the visit attractive in itself.

OPENING HOURS:

From monday to sunday: 10.00 h – 14.00 h

From  thursday to saturday: 16.30 h – 19.30 h

Sundays and holidays: 10.00 h – 14.00 h

1st January, Easter Sunday,  Saint Michael Fair Sunday and 25th December: CLOSED

Oficina de Turismo · C/ Cuesta Belén, 5 · Telf: +34 956 70 22 64

turismo@arcosdelafrontera.es

Artistic Nativity

Enjoy and be surprised with the artistic Nativity exhibited in “El Camborio” by the Nativity artisans Association “La Adoración”.

Situation: Casco Antiguo C/ Maldonado.

OPENING HOURS:

From Monday to Sundays: 10.30 am – to 1.30 pm

 

Information: Organization of Cultural events

Telf: 956 70 30 13 / cultura@arcosdelafrontera.es

The Site of the Poet

Names like Antonio and Carlos Murciano, brothers Jose and Jesús de las Cuevas, Antonio Hernández, Julio Mariscal, Pedro Sevilla, Pepa Caro, Cristóbal Romero, Antonio Luis Baena and a long etcetera, have here their space, showing from manuscripts up to any machine typewriter and other elements linked to the work and life of the most distinguished writers of the town.

From Diego Ximenez de Ayllón in 1530 to Jorge de Arcos, the current youngest writer, are present in this place all the poets and local writers. Some of them, such as Carlos Murciano and Antonio Hernández, are national awards for literature.

In this place are also exposed old means of writing and printing, objects and scripts, donated by own writers and others as museum pieces: old machines for the printing of the Caro brothers.

In the Site of the Poets, there is also a specific panel of writers and national poets who have mentioned the beauty of Arcos de la Frontera  in their work.

 

OPENING HOURS:

From Tuesday to Friday: 10:30 am – 13:15 pm / 18.00 pm – 20.45 pm

Saturdays and Sundays: 10.30 am – 13.15 pm

Mondays and festivities: Closed

Information:

Organization of Cultural events

Tlf: 956 70 30 13 / cultura@arcosdelafrontera.es

Room of The Miller´s Wife and The Mayor

This is a legend originating in Arcos de la Frontera and which survives through the centuries.

It’s the story of a magistrate (provincial Governor) or another powerful character who seduces or taken by force to a young and beautiful peasant (or Miller’s wife).The story has appeared frequently in the classical theater and was often presented as an example of frequent abuses that the nobles exercised over the people.

This or perhaps another similar argument romance, originated in the 19th century to the funny novel ” El Sombrero de Tres Picos” of the realistic writer Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Somewhat later, in the 20th century, originated the famous ballet of the same name composed by the great musician Manuel de Falla: “El Sombrero deTres Picos (ballet) and the play La Molinera de Arcos by Alejandro Casona.

Currently, in the Palace of the Mayorazgo, two rooms are dedicated to this international romance originated in our city, where the original costumes for the film and part of the props are preserved.

 

OPENING HOURS:

From Tuesday to Friday: 10:30 am – 13:15 pm / 18.00 pm – 20.45 pm

Saturdays and Sundays: 10.30 am – 13.15 pm

Mondays and festivities: Closed

 

Information:

Organization of Cultural events

Tlf: 956 70 30 13 / cultura@arcosdelafrontera.es

Room of ``ANTONIO EL BAILARÍN``

Antonio Ruiz Soler, better known as Antonio El Bailarín (the dancer), was rolling the film

“El Sombrero de tres Picos”  in our city and he had the misfortune of spending a few nights in the local prison after blasphemy during a discussion. If you want to know more about this character, you can visit this room in the Palace of the Mayorazgo.

 

OPENING HOURS:

From Tuesday to Friday: 10:30 am – 13:15 pm / 18.00 pm – 20.45 pm

Saturdays and Sundays: 10.30 am – 13.15 pm

Mondays and festivities: Closed

Information:

Delegación de Cultura: Tlf: 956 70 30 13 / cultura@arcosdelafrontera.es

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