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Bornos is a peaceful Heritage town in the Sierra of Cádiz in the" Route of the White Towns ". This captivating landscape was first settled 30,000 years ago in the Upper Paleolithic era. Today, Bornos boasts picturesque 16th Century buildings and a beautiful landscape on the Guadalete River.

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Gardens at the Ribera Palace

The 16th century Renaissance garden of the Ribera Palace embraces an Italian style little-found in Andalusia. Geometric shape, terraces, and pruned plants nod to the Roman tradition. Discover statues and grottoes tucked away in the expansive grounds. Native flora include Laurel, Rosemary, Ivy, Myrtle, Cypress, and Night jasmine.
Adresse: Castillo Palacio de los Ribera, Plaza alcalde José González 2
Telefon: +34 956 72 82 64
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 9am–8pm, Sat & Sun 10am–2pm / 3pm–8pm

The Loggia — Unique in Spain

The Loggia is a gallery or succession of arches. Originally a private museum for entertaining the Ribas family guests, these grounds are dotted with statues and objects of historical interest. This is the only Loggia in Pompeian style in Spain, and pays homage to the Ribas' cultural and artistic influence on the local region.
Adresse: Castillo Palacio de los Ribera, Plaza alcalde José González 2
Telefon: +34 956 72 82 64
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 9am–8pm, Sat & Sun 10am–2pm / 3pm–8pm

Parish Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman

This church features two distinct architectural styles: Gothic and Baroque. Estimated to date from the late 15th or early 16th century, the most valuable piece of this church is the stone situated in the facade — this is dedicated to the holy martyrs buried here. The interior is full of artistic treasures such as The Main Baroque Altarpiece, baroque sculptures representing the Immaculate Conception, and a 17th century wood carving attributed to La Roldana.
Adresse: Parroquia de Santo Domingo de Guzmán, Plaza alcalde José González, 4, Bornos

Calvary Chapel

This 16th century chapel boasts Baroque features and Solomonic columns.
Adresse: Ermita del Calvario, Calle Calvario 107, Bornos

Casa Ordoñez

This noble Baroque building dates from the second half of the 17th century. The facade has a large doorway framed between two Tuscan Order pilasters of fluted shaft and sober entablature. Both the entrance and the coats of arms are carved in pink marbled stone. The different spaces and chambers are organized around a main courtyard with upper gallery; at ground level we find a first body of arches resting on Tuscan marble columns, the upper level is a gallery of rectangular balconies. There is also an additional yard, simpler, with a gallery of arches at ground level on one side and on the upper level of the other side a landscape-observation gallery crowned by cubical body battlements with pyramidal tops. The structure's load-bearing walls are made of rammed earth and slab with fully treated and restored wooden beams for its floors and ceilings.
Adresse: Calle Granada 27, Bornos
Telefon: +34 956 71 20 11
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 8am–2pm / 5pm–9pm

Corpus Christi Convent

Don Per Afan de Ribera, first Duke of Alcalá, Marquis of Tarifa, sponsored the construction of this convent in the late 16th century. Occupied by nuns of the Cistercian order and later Clarissian nuns of the Franciscan Order. The building itself consists on two floors, with an arcaded courtyard of semicircular arches on the ground floor. The entire structure is built in stone and brick. In addition, it has a beautiful staircase with a superb carved stone balustrade and a domed ceiling with a magnificent decoration.
Adresse: Convento del Corpus Cristi, Plaza de las Monjas, Bornos

The Arch Mill

This mill is one of at least 10 hydraulic constructions erected along the "Ribera de los Molinos" (The Mills Riverbank) in the 16th century. This building, popularly known as The Wide Mill, is one of the best preserved sections of this waterway and offers visitors a chance to learn about its architecture and history.
Adresse: Barriada Manuel Soto
Åpningstider: Always

Sport Complex "Embarcadero"

Bornos' extensive trails and landscape is the perfect place to try your hand at water sports, land sports and aerial sports. Examples of activities available include canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, fishing, kite surfing, kayaking, parasailing, stand up paddle, fly board, and banana boat.
Adresse: Paseo Fluvial Pepe Duarte

Path "To the Dam"

An easy 2-hour trail beginning in La Islita and exploring the tunnels and gorges of Bornos dam, this path is known as the "Angostura", bordering the valleys and lake.
Adresse: Paseo Fluvial Pepe Duarte

Path of the Eucalyptus

Enjoy a tranquil 2-hour walk among the eucalyptus trees on the banks of the Guadelete river. Apart from the natural sights, you'll come across two old mills from the 16th century: Molino Huerta Larga and Molino Zara.
Adresse: Calle Ordoñez


The Carnival is a lively party at which everyone is welcome. Attendees typically don disguises and masks, and the streets fill with groups of chirigotas, comparsas, or a special type of murga that is indigenous to Bornos. Two weeks before the party, the Peña Carnavalesca de Bornos organizes the "Morcillá Popular". Beer and blood sausage can be tasted for free while the groups participating in the party present their songs. A provincial contest is held every year in the auditorium of the Corpus Christi Convent. Groups from the whole area participate. In any act of the contest you can enjoy an atmosphere of genius and magic. Carnival takes place on the second weekend in the so-called Domingo de Piñata. A parade and costume contest mark the day.


In March/April, Bornos lights up with the intense Passion of Christ festival.

Traditional festivals

Visit Bornos in September to experience a local festival — La Feria Real. The remote origin of the fair, like most Andalusian fairs, is found in the 12th and 13th centuries and is tied to the economic and agricultural cycles of the region. The first part of the festival takes place in April and June and the celebrations are picked up again in August and September, during the heaviest harvest season and right after its end. Enjoy the traditional atmosphere, excellent food, refreshing wine from the Jerez area, dancing, singing and even equestrian events.
Åpningstider: Middle of September in Bornos and at the end of August in Coto de Bornos

Casa El Pengue

Casa "Pengue" is a restaurant founded in 1972 and located on Avda. De la Constitución, 7 de Bornos. In it you can enjoy the cuisine of Cadiz since we have a letter focused on products from our province. Our restaurant offers a wide variety of fish and seafood from our coast, such as snapper, sea bass, corvina, our fried fish, tuna (seasonal) prepared in different ways and seafood such as shrimp Sanlucar, White prawn, Norway lobster or carabinero. We also offer meat from our sierra and from the bull route, such as the payoyo kid or the retinto veal, without forgetting stews such as oxtail or our Iberian pig. In season we prepare typical dishes such as "Abajao", fresh beans or "Berza". To sweeten the food a little we have a range of three or four homemade desserts that we vary, such as the biscuit drunk with almonds and bacon cover sky. And finally we have a large cellar with which to accompany your meals. Terrace service and two rooms.
Adresse: Avenida de la Constitución, 7
Telefon: +34956712131

Mesón Los Olivares

Mesón Los Olivares is an air-conditioned restaurant that offers a dining room for 60 diners, a bar with tables for tapas, an outdoor terrace and a playground for kids, plus easy parking for cars and busses. Try their Mediterranean cuisine and products of the province, including a great variety of local and national wines and beers.
Adresse: Avenida Cauchil 21, Bornos
Telefon: +34 605 50 10 74

Restaurante El Castillo

The El Castillo restaurant located in the Historical Center, next to free parking. Try their specialty in tapas and homemade stews. Treat yourself to some ice creams, churros, sweets, homemade desserts. Special group discounts apply.
Telefon: +34 654 34 47 24

Restaurante El Embarcadero

Restaurant where you can enjoy beautiful views of the reservoir and the mountains
Adresse: Chiringuito El Embarcadero, Paseo Fluvial Pepe Duarte, Bornos
Telefon: +34 615 32 37 89
Åpningstider: Mon, Tue & Thu–Sun noon–midnight. Wed closed

Pub La Roca

La Roca is one of the best bars in the area for atmosphere. Good food and reasonable prices make it the go-to place for locals.
Adresse: Avenida de la Constitución, 48, Bornos
Telefon: +34 956 71 22 43

Las Hoces Bakery

Panadería Las Hoces is an artisan bakery that sells various types of freshly baked bread, including the cateto bread, also known as telera and typical of the Sierra de Cádiz, the cundis, a bread with a more forceful crumb or the famous softened, a version of a muffin specific for Bornos and characterised by a very soft crumb and a slightly toasted crust — very tender. The selection of pastries changes seasonally. For easter Easter they make different types of donuts and a version of the Arcos bun, a kind of tender and spicy donut very popular in the neighbouring town. From October to December, pestiños — a particular kind of muffin.
Adresse: Panadería Las Hoces, Calle Higueras 4, Bornos
Telefon: +34 956 71 24 06

Main Avenue San Jerónimo

Avenue San Jerónimo is the main thoroughfare of Bornos. You'll find plenty of cafes, restaurants and cute local stores on this bustling (by small town standards) street.
Adresse: Avenida San Jerónimo

Tourist Office

Located in the Patio of the Palacio de los Ribera Castle, the Municipal Tourist Office shares space with the Bornos Historic and Tourist Visitor Centre.
Adresse: Castillo Palacio de los Ribera, Plaza alcalde José González 2, Bornos
Telefon: +34 956 72 82 64
Åpningstider: Summer: 10am–2pm / 6pm–8pm. Winter: 10am–2 pm / 4pm–6pm

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