Contact details

Calle Deán Espinosa, 1
11630  Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz  (Andalusia)
Tel.:+34 956702264




This church-basilica rises up between the pure and simple whitewashed houses, as a rich and uninhibited combination of Mudejar, Gothic, Plateresque, Renaissance and Baroque styles.

The present appearance of the Basilica of Santa María de la Asunción in Arcos de la Frontera is due to construction work carried out in the 15th and 16th centuries. Apart from the Mudejar details, its style is a transition from late Gothic to Plateresque Renaissance. It is an open-plan church, with three naves sharing the same height and a monumental sanctuary, designed by the architect Diego de Riaño, with the collaboration of Juan Gil de Hontañón y Alonso Rodríguez, who was succeeded by Martín de Gaínza. Its interior is fully late Gothic, while the Renaissance style is also present, especially in the splendid main Plateresque façade. The unfinished tower, as well as the buttresses, are Baroque (17th-18th centuries).  

  • Construction: Basilica
  • Artistic period: Gothic

Practical information


  • From Jun 01 to Sep 30
  • From Monday to Friday

    From 10:00 to 13:00 From 15:30 to 18:30
  • Saturday

    From 10:00 to 14:00
  • From Oct 01 to May 31
  • From Monday to Friday

    From 10:00 to 13:00 From 15:30 to 18:30
  • From 10:00 to 14:00


  • General: €2
  • Groups: €1


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