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BornosBornos is a peaceful Heritage town in the Sierra of Cádiz in the" Route of the White Towns ". This captivating landscape was first settled 30,000 years ago in the Upper Paleolithic era. Today, Bornos boasts picturesque 16th Century buildings and a beautiful landscape on the Guadalete River.
The CityBornos is an Andalusian town that sits at the feet of the Fontanar fortress, with views of the Guadalete River and the Bornos water reservoir. The town is located at the 44th km of the A-382. About 10 km northeast of the main population centre you'll find the charming plaza and streets of Coto de Bornos, which originally was a farm of settlers. Ideal for slowing down and staying in the moment, Bornos opens its doors to the visitor and offers important artistic heritage gorgeous nature and fantastic food.
MallsThe Bornos Shopping Center is ideal for your purchases of all kinds. It has free parking spaces throughout the city. In the shopping center you will also find delicious typical products. Most are located on the main avenue
Do & See
Bornos' extensive cultural heritage dates back to Prehistoric times, but most of the town's monuments are from the Renaissance period. The Guadalete River offers visitors an opportunity to try numerous water sports, while the surrounding mountains attract hikers from near and far. Try traditional cuisine in authentic local restaurants or visit during Carnival or Easter to experience the culture of Andalusia.
Gardens at the Ribera Palace
The 16th century Renaissance garden of the Ribera Palace embraces an Italian style little-found in Andalusia. Geometric shape, terraces, and pruned plants nod to the Roman tradition. Discover statues and grottoes tucked away in the expansive grounds. Native flora include Laurel, Rosemary, Ivy, Myrtle, Cypress, and Night jasmine.
The Loggia — Unique in Spain
The Loggia is a gallery or succession of arches. Originally a private museum for entertaining the Ribas family guests, these grounds are dotted with statues and objects of historical interest. This is the only Loggia in Pompeian style in Spain, and pays homage to the Ribas' cultural and artistic influence on the local region.
Parish Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman
This church features two distinct architectural styles: Gothic and Baroque. Estimated to date from the late 15th or early 16th century, the most valuable piece of this church is the stone situated in the facade — this is dedicated to the holy martyrs buried here. The interior is full of artistic treasures such as The…
This noble Baroque building dates from the second half of the 17th century. The facade has a large doorway framed between two Tuscan Order pilasters of fluted shaft and sober entablature. Both the entrance and the coats of arms are carved in pink marbled stone. The different spaces and chambers are organized around a main…
Corpus Christi Convent
Don Per Afan de Ribera, first Duke of Alcalá, Marquis of Tarifa, sponsored the construction of this convent in the late 16th century. Occupied by nuns of the Cistercian order and later Clarissian nuns of the Franciscan Order. The building itself consists on two floors, with an arcaded courtyard of semicircular arches on the ground…
The Arch Mill
This mill is one of at least 10 hydraulic constructions erected along the "Ribera de los Molinos" (The Mills Riverbank) in the 16th century. This building, popularly known as The Wide Mill, is one of the best preserved sections of this waterway and offers visitors a chance to learn about its architecture and history.
Sport Complex "Embarcadero"
Bornos' extensive trails and landscape is the perfect place to try your hand at water sports, land sports and aerial sports. Examples of activities available include canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, fishing, kite surfing, kayaking, parasailing, stand up paddle, fly board, and banana boat.
Path "To the Dam"
An easy 2-hour trail beginning in La Islita and exploring the tunnels and gorges of Bornos dam, this path is known as the "Angostura", bordering the valleys and lake.
Path of the Eucalyptus
Enjoy a tranquil 2-hour walk among the eucalyptus trees on the banks of the Guadelete river. Apart from the natural sights, you'll come across two old mills from the 16th century: Molino Huerta Larga and Molino Zara.
The Carnival is a lively party at which everyone is welcome. Attendees typically don disguises and masks, and the streets fill with groups of chirigotas, comparsas, or a special type of murga that is indigenous to Bornos. Two weeks before the party, the Peña Carnavalesca de Bornos organizes the "Morcillá Popular". Beer and blood sausage…
Visit Bornos in September to experience a local festival — La Feria Real. The remote origin of the fair, like most Andalusian fairs, is found in the 12th and 13th centuries and is tied to the economic and agricultural cycles of the region. The first part of the festival takes place in April and June…
Casa El Pengue
Casa "Pengue" is a restaurant founded in 1972 and located on Avda. De la Constitución, 7 de Bornos. In it you can enjoy the cuisine of Cadiz since we have a letter focused on products from our province. Our restaurant offers a wide variety of fish and seafood from our coast, such as snapper, sea…
Mesón Los Olivares
Mesón Los Olivares is an air-conditioned restaurant that offers a dining room for 60 diners, a bar with tables for tapas, an outdoor terrace and a playground for kids, plus easy parking for cars and busses. Try their Mediterranean cuisine and products of the province, including a great variety of local and national wines and…
Restaurante El Castillo
The El Castillo restaurant located in the Historical Center, next to free parking. Try their specialty in tapas and homemade stews. Treat yourself to some ice creams, churros, sweets, homemade desserts. Special group discounts apply.
There is nothing better than having a coffee among friends and enjoying it after a walk in the city.
Pub La Roca
La Roca is one of the best bars in the area for atmosphere. Good food and reasonable prices make it the go-to place for locals.
Las Hoces Bakery
Panadería Las Hoces is an artisan bakery that sells various types of freshly baked bread, including the cateto bread, also known as telera and typical of the Sierra de Cádiz, the cundis, a bread with a more forceful crumb or the famous softened, a version of a muffin specific for Bornos and characterised by a…
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