Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer another lovely view of the beautiful town of Arcos de la Frontera, and you have seen some, but I Arcos to much more, I hope you enjoy.
Arcos de la Frontera is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia. It is the most populous municipality in the region of Sierra de Cadiz and also the largest. It is an important place for tourism and industry within the district, and has a strategic position between the countryside and the Highlands Jerez. It also has a rich past, having been the capital of the Taifa de Arcos in the Muslim period and capital of the Duchy of Arcos from 1493.
Like most of the people of this province, its location has been occupied by man since prehistoric times. Arcos, by its own geographical location has become all times a strategic place. The name of Arx-Arcis (high strength) comes from its Roman foundation, when the settlement appears as "coloniae Arcensium" another Roman settlement was Santiscal.
During the Muslim era its name is Arkos, emerging as a real city prosperous and flourishing. At the time of dependent Emirate of Damascus (711-757) belonged to the "Cora" of Sidon. He became the eleventh century, in a small Taifa kingdom under the rule of Ben Jazrum king of Berber origin. During this period the site of the town was walled and although there is no certainty that colmataran all land with buildings, has remained a complex network of apples, this time from the layout of its streets, the military fortress, the walls , mills, etc.
In 1255 and in 1264, King Alfonso X Castile took the city, being transferred to Prince Henry, but returned to royal hands due to its border. In 1300 received the rank of council.
In 1408 the king puts the city in the hands of his favorite Ruy Lopez Davalos, to grant it to the Ponce de Leon in 1440, Dukes of Arcos, well into the eighteenth century, reaching its zenith between the fifteenth and seventeenth century. In the fifteenth century founded the Discalced Franciscan Hospice and another near the Church of San Pedro. The City Council is transferred to the Plaza del Castillo. The jail was moved to a house where they later built the Convent of Mercy nuns. In the Plaza del Castillo stood the granary and behind the house slaughterhouse.
From the sixteenth century began the construction of the Convent of San Francisco (1510), the religious of St. John Lateran (1539), the Hospital of San Roque and San Pedro. Also began the construction of a new slaughterhouse outside the Puerta de Jerez. During the eighteenth century urban expansion occurs that exceeds the length of its Arab walls.
In 1706, Felipe V granted the title of Noble and Faithful. The Lisbon earthquake of 1755, changed its face, affecting the Churches of St. Mary, St. Peter and St. Augustine, sinking the north wall of the castle, which fell to the pit and bury it, gave rise to the Rue Neuve.
During the eighteenth century, the town developed outside the walled definitely, when three enclaves: the neighborhood of the log, the more upscale, with the homes of the bourgeoisie, Hospital San Juan de Dios, Carlos III Granary, Inn the Duke and Church of San Miguel, the barrio of San Francisco, around the Church of the Franciscans of the sixteenth century, which is the Chapel of the Waters, and the slum, whose origin may be in a Moorish settlement Cómpeta the current quarter.
In the nineteenth century, besides the yellow fever epidemic and the passage of the French, which caused damage to the Castle and Plaza, the most important to the heritage of Arcos is the confiscation of Mendizabal. Transformations occur and religious buildings offered for sale rural ecclesiastical possessions, which stopped the incipient industrial development, the transformation of industrial promoters landowners.
In the twentieth century improves quality of life and is a development of the tourism industry in the period 1950-70 being when the single fastest growing city. Until the early sixties into a ring concentric growth. But from this decade, when they begin to appear new types of building (blocks and detached houses, semi-detached and row) raised on new paths, which threaten both the original walled Old Town, as the first area of growth and settlement Traditional. In the XXI century has become the entrance of the White Towns of Andalusia and a Historic-Artistic. Along with its breathtaking scenery, make prime tourist destination in the province of Cadiz, which is their main source of income.
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Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/25000 sec
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Focal Length: 75 mm
Date Taken: 2012-04-21 13:10
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Sergiom (84529) 2012-08-30 5:09
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue sur la ville au loin. Le cadre de verdure est bien choisi et les détails sont d'une grande netteté malgré l'éloignement.
jacquest (18983) 2012-08-30 5:29
NIce view of this town, well framed by the blurry tree branch. The space at the right gives deepness toward the mountains. The well controlled ligh gives good colors and sharpness.
JFS (32459) 2012-08-30 5:42
Angel, debo confesarte que gracias a ti estoy conociendo sitios de Andalucía de los que había oido hablar en muchas ocasiones pero que desconocía como eran. Un viaje estupendo a través de tus impecables fotos. Gracias amigo!
emilbo (22616) 2012-08-30 6:13
Très intéressante cette photo avec la ville perchée sur le haut de la montagne. La vue sur la campagne qu'on voit derrière doit être magnifique de ce point. Belle présentation avec une excellente note.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne journée,
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-08-30 6:53
impressive panorama of Arcos de la Frontera.The town is really beautifully located on top of the hill.Moreover I enjoy the way you composed the image.These plants in the FG make nice diversion to the scene.The image has also pleasant colors and very good sharpness.Very nice work my friend!
Have a good day
lousat (94786) 2012-08-30 8:34
Hi Angel a very very nice village on the hill and a beautiful capture whit excellent details and colors,i like the out of focus plant on the left like a natural border.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
claudeD (40345) 2012-08-30 8:52
very fine picture of this wonderful location. I like the panoramic view very much. Very well seen and done.Very well done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
ikeharel (74799) 2012-08-30 9:36
Those white town-houses lead the eyes towards the castle on top of the hill.
The fort itself worth a closer view, to my oppinion. Yet, a good long range view towards the fabulous town built on the edge of a cliff.
Sonata11 (33969) 2012-08-30 10:02
Very spectacular snapshot with so nice composition of the city located in the hill and great framework. Fabulous architecture with vivid colors, sharpness, great clarity, fantastic perspective . Also fantastic lighting management and POV and DOF. Perfectly well done! Very beautiful photo.Awesome. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice day,
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-08-30 10:21
Looks like a nice little village on top of the hill with great view of the surrounding landscape. I like the inclusion of the tree branch. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-08-30 10:48
A lovely and picturesque image of this village on the hill with nice surroundings. The color of the castle contrasts well against the pastel colors of the buildings. The sharpness and colors are very good.
danos (100894) 2012-08-31 2:08
nice the view of the city as spread all over the hill and near the old castle.I like the panoramic and endless view of the horizon with the beauty of the place to be unique.
Have a good day,danos
adramad (47704) 2012-08-31 11:19
Un POV soberbio el que has captado de este hermoso pueblo, impresionante como se ve aqui la escarpada colina con el castillo y la iglesia en la misma cima, ideal el blanco caserio, vemos muy bien en la imagen el acceso de la calle principal.
Hermoso cielo y magnifica luz y color.
Buen fin de semana.
danyy (0) 2012-09-01 0:05
Bonjour mon cher ami,
dans des teintes et des lumières très naturelles, cette carte postale détache bien la butte sans masquer la profondeur de la scène qui donne ce grand sentiment de respirer et de liberté.
Une note très intéressante.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-09-01 6:56
La cumbre de este promontorio rocoso es increíble, con una arquitectura antigua muchos. El punto de vista está bien elegido, la profundidad es notable. Excelente luz, los colores y la nitidez. Bravo.
fabbs99 (17175) 2012-09-01 11:39
Nice view of the town perched on top of a hill.The image is sharp and presents a panoramic view of the hill-town.The history of the town over the ages has been properly explained.Good work done.
jmdias (66385) 2012-09-01 15:49
que hermoso pueblo. me encanta la iglesia y el castillo de rocas doradas en la parte alta y las casas blancas abajo. muy bonitas la muralla de roca y el panorama rural. bien hecho.
Nicou (146864) 2012-09-01 23:58
Merveilleux village sur sa colline usperbe cpatage et compo avec ce château, ce deux partie d ela village les amison blanches et le aautre anciennes sueprbe ensembl et point de cue de capatage.
Bravo et amiti
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-09-02 7:02
A beautiful endless view with attractive composition. The colours and lights are splendis, wonderful atmosphere. The cloud in the top of image is a highlight.
Have a nice week,
sandpiper (6788) 2012-09-04 4:44
Great composition of this town on the hill. I lik ethe OOF floiage in the foreground
baddori (20157) 2012-09-04 23:30
La ciudad y la simetría diagonal en formas y de diferencia de color en los lados.
Paredes blancas, piedras ombrosie.
El castillo domina la escena.
Cerca de la frontera y el guardia.
Silvio1953 (148575) 2012-09-05 0:48
Ciao Angel, great POV on fantastic castle, wonderful natural colors, nice frame by leaves and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-09-05 12:24
Beautiful view of Arcos de la Frontera.
I like the panoramic view on town on the top of hill.
abmdsudi (56348) 2012-09-06 5:30
Great pano, with some wonderful fresh colours of this peaceful looking valley with clusters of bright houses nicely cascading on the hilltop and blend into the rich the textured greenery. Excellent clarity and full of detail but what I like most are the sense of depth with lovely backdrop. A well taken shot. Congrats, TFS.
anode (56) 2012-12-15 2:29
Hi Angel! Very beautiful! It is like looking back in hisory ... I love te clouds and the blue sky! - Regards - Annette
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (44713)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
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- Date Submitted: 2012-08-30 5:06