Cortes de la Frontera

Cortes de la Frontera, publo blanco

At the border of the provinces of Cádiz and Malaga, the “pueblo blanco” of Cortes de la Frontera is nestled between the Alcornocales and Sierra de Grazalema nature parks.

With the Serranía de Ronda as a backdrop, the old village dominates the Guadiaro river and hills lined with cork oaks, which made the richness of the village in the seventeenth century. A past that stands out through the old manors that still line the main street of the small town.

Originally occupied by the Phoenicians in the 11th century B. C., it was the Romans, whose remains of aqueduct or bridges are still close by, who called it Cortex. After having been under the domination of various Moorish kingdoms, Cortes de la Frontera entered the Catholic fold in 1485.

With its town hall, El Ayutamiento, with its neo-classical facade, Cortes has several buildings. The church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Casa de los Valdenebros, Casa Paroquial, dating from the 18th century.

The Plaza de Toro, an arena renovated in 1921, one of the largest in the Serríana de Ronda, shows the importance of the taurine breeding tradition of the city.

This village with its white houses is the ideal place, where a few kilometers away is the Torre del Paso, built by the Moors in the 13th century, for excursions on the hiking trails that run through the two natural parks bordering it.

Notably by taking “el Sendero des Llanos de Libar” which for 19 km, about seven hours walk, runs along the natural park of Grazalema crossing the ford on the Guadiaro river between Cortes and Montejaque. An opportunity for nature lovers to visit, among others, the Cañon de las Bruiteras, the Gorge des Vautours, in canyoning mode.


From Ronda in the north by MA-8401. Coming from D’ Arcos de la Frontera by the A-372 and 373.

Tourist Office.

Calle Jacaranda, 1.

Opening hours: Friday to Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm.

RENFE railway station.

Cañada del Real Tesoro, five kilometres from downtown. 5 daily connections to Algesiras on the one hand and five to Granada via Ronda on the other hand.

VISIT TO CORTES DE LA FRONTERA – Commentary in Spanish

VISIT TO CORTES DE LA FRONTERA – Commentary in Spanish

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