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Villages in Cadiz


Villages in Cadiz


The town of Villamartin is the junction of the Communications in the Sierra de Cádiz. From here leaves three branches that constitutes the Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos:

South-western Route towards Arcos.
South-eastern Route towards Ubrique.
North-eastern Route towards Olvera.

To 75 Kilometres from Sevilla, 80 Kilometres from Cádiz and 60 Kilometres from Ronda, Villamartín is the centre of Communications by road and the natural joint route of Sevilla, Cádiz and Málaga.

At north Villamartín borders on Utrera and El Coronil, and on Espera, Bornos, Arcos de la Frontera, Prado del Rey, Algodonales and Puerto Serrano, in the rest of its outskirts, from west to east.

Villamartin has had a constant population from the Prehistory, like it is proved in the dolmens of Alberite, declared by the Junta de Andalucía Bien de Interés Cultural (Culturally Interesting).

At the beginning of the VIII century, the territories where nowadays is placed the town fell into the Muslim conquerors, who would build the castle of Matreta for their defence; a fortress that would be taken by the Christians in 1342 and given, with their dominions, by the king Alfonso XI to the town of Sevilla.

The true history of this town starts in the XVI century, when it starts the argument of Matrera among the inhabitants of Villamartin and the Cabildo Sevilla, this lasted until 1818 with the decision of returning to Villamartín its lands and the product that received from the Campo de Matrera for 300 years, although the judgment benefited a small number of inhabitants but to the majority disadvantage.

Bornos Dam & Reservoir

Villamartín Monuments

El Tarajal
Stately Houses
Matrera Castle
Church of Las Angustias
Campo Dolménico de Alberite
Virgen de las Montañas Sanctuary
Church and Convent of San Francisco
Parish Church of Santa María de las Virtudes
Antigua Casa de la Cultura y Jardines de la Feria

Interesting Routes

Urban Itinerary
Itinerario Periurbano

Villamartin Gastronomy

The sweets such as the cream puffs, known as “cuerno”, are part of its native gastronomy. We also can taste good bread rolls and quince jelly.

How to get there

The CN-342 (Jerez-Cartagena), called A-382 in the stretch Jerez-Antequera, it is crossed with the A-376, that links Sevilla with La Costa del Sol.

The A-371 (Villamartín-Las Cabezas de San Juan) is the natural intersection with the Motorway A-4 (Sevilla-Cádiz) and the N-IV (Madrid-Cádiz)

The A-373 (Villamartín-Gaucín) is the access to the Nature Reserve of La Sierra de Grazalema and to the Nature Reserve of Cortes de la Frontera.

Distances from Villamartin

Ronda 60 km
Espera 21 km
Jerez de la Frontera 55 km
Arcos de la Frontera 25 km



Santuario de la Virgen de las Montañas

Virgen de las Montañas Sanctuary - Villamartín

Virgen de las Montañas Sanctuary - Villamartín

Virgen de las Montañas Sanctuary - Villamartín

Virgen de las Montañas Sanctuary - Villamartín

Virgen de las Montañas Sanctuary

Virgen de las Montañas Sanctuary Bell Tower - Villamartín

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