Photographer's Note

Hello friends and colleagues, after a few days of absence for a minor ailment, I rejoined share our hobby, today I offer you a view of another beautiful and interesting city street of Arcos de la Frontera, and have seen some exterior shots, now I present some interior streets, I hope you like it. Here are some letters about their history.

Arcos de la Frontera is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia. It is the largest city in the region of Sierra de Cadiz and also the largest. It is an important place for inland tourism and local industry and has a strategic position between Jerez and Serrania countryside. It also has a rich history, having been the capital of the Taifa of Arcos in the Muslim era and Duke of Arcos capital from 1493. Like most of the people of this province, its location has been occupied by humans since prehistoric times. Arcos, by its own geographical location has become all time 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 real prosperous and flourishing town. At the time dependent Emirate of Damascus (711-757) belonged to the "Cora" Sidonia. He went on to become the eleventh century, in a small Taifa kingdom under the rule of Ben Jazrum king of Berber origin. In this period the grounds of the villa is walled and although there is no certainty that the brim with buildings all its land, has remained the complex web of apples, this time come the layout of its streets, the military fortress, the wall , mills, etc. in 1255 and 1264, King Alfonso X of Castile took the city, being assigned to Prince Henry, though he returned to royal hands due to its frontier character. In 1300 received the rank of council. In 1408 the king puts the city in the hands of private Ruy Lopez Davalos and award it to the Ponce de Leon in 1440, Dukes of Arcos, well into the eighteenth century and reached its zenith between the fifteenth and seventeenth century. In the fifteenth century the Discalced Franciscan Hospice and another next to the Church of San Pedro was founded. The City Council is transferred to the Castle Square. Prison moves into a house where later built the Convent of Mercy nuns. In the Castle Square and behind the corn exchange the slaughter house stood. From the sixteenth century building of the Convent of San Francisco (1510), the Sisters of St. John Lateran (1539), the Hospital San Roque and San Pedro starts. Similarly, the construction of a new slaughterhouse outside the Puerta de Jerez begins. During the eighteenth century urban expansion that exceeds the length of its Arab walls occurs. In 1706, Philip V granted the title of Noble and Faithful. The Lisbon earthquake of 1755, changed its appearance, affecting the Church of St. Mary, St. Peter and St. Augustine, sinking the north wall of the castle, which fell to the pit and bury him, gave birth to New Street. During the eighteenth century, the city was finally developed outside the walls, when three enclaves: the neighborhood of the log, the highest quality, with residences of the bourgeoisie, Hospital San Juan de Dios, Carlos III Granary, Meson Duke and Church of San Miguel; the neighborhood of San Francisco, around the Franciscan Church of the sixteenth century, which is the Chapel of the Waters; and Lower Quarter, whose origin can be in a Moorish settlement in the present district of Competa. In the nineteenth century, and the epidemic of yellow fever and the passage of the French, which caused damage to the Castle and Plaza, the most important heritage is the fact Arcos confiscation of Mendizabal. Transformations of religious buildings are produced and offered for sale rural ecclesiastical possessions, which slowed the incipient industrial development, the transformation of industrial promoters landowners. In the twentieth century improves the quality of life and tourism development occurs, remain in the period from 1950 to 1970 when the largest city growth occurs. Until the early sixties a concentric ring growth was configured. But it is from this decade, when they begin to appear new building types (blocks and detached houses, semi-detached and row) raised on new paths, which threaten both the original walled Old Town, as the first growth zone and the village traditional. In the twenty-first century has become the entry of the Route of the White Villages and Historic-Artistic. Along with its breathtaking scenery, making it prime tourist destination in the province of Cádiz, which is their main source of income.
Source Wikipedia.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/10000 sec
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 22 mm
Date Taken: 2014-10-06 11:07
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
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