Medina Sidonia White Village
Steeped in history going back to Roman times, this characteristic Pueblo Blanco lies six kilometers south of Arcos de la Frontera. Medina Sidonia is a majestic hilltop village surrounded by a rural landscape where many bull ranches are found. The main tourist attractions of the village are its Gothic church, the Iglesia de la Santa María de la Coronada, which has an impressive Plateresque retablo; the ruins of the 13th-century Arab castle of Torrestrella; the ancient ramparts; and the Roman bridge. The village also has several other historic churches worth visiting: the 17th-century Convento de las Descalzas, which has a splendidly decorated dome, and the seventh-century Ermita de los Santos Mártires (hermitage), one of the region’s oldest churches. The serene Monasterio de San José del Cuervo stands outside of the village in a remote and peaceful environment.