The term "Santiscal" comes from a Roman country villa located in the grounds of the Hacienda that was discovered in the late 19th century. The known area comprises a peristyle, a swimming pool, water pipes and various mosaics among which figured the only issue with the representation of Venus and Adonis. The building and pavement indicate extensive use of the villa throughout the Roman Empire until the sixth century which accounts for the Visigoth Bulgarico tombstone, found in 1890.
Story says there was once a knight called Juan de Armario. In 1485, when Ronda was laid to siege by the Christians, he was the first to enter the mine where the moors kept all their supplies and died in the venture. As a reward for his bravery, the King granted the knight’s sons five estates at the foot of Sierra del Santiscal mountain range, where they built what would become the family residence, today “Hacienda El Santiscal”. This beautiful fortified building has magnificent views to the Lake and its Nature Park thanks to its strategic location.
The very name of this exquisitely restored and noble 15th-century manor house evokes a sense of romance and adventure as profound as the Spanish Golden Age itself.
In its exclusive rooms decorated in different tones referring to the 70's Pop Art you can enjoy some unforgettable days.
Arcos de la Frontera
Our countryside property is located in Arcos de la Frontera, a historic city, capital of Pueblos Blancos of Cádiz Route (White Villages), near the Nature Park of Grazalema, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Arcos de la Frontera, declared a Historical Monument in 1962, is one of the prettiest towns in Spain, perched on a high rock from which a multitude of white houses, together with a medieval castle, hung. The castle is testimony to the magnificent past of this romantic and legendary town which belonged to the Arab court of Medina Sidonia.
At Hacienda El Santiscal we are deeply aware of the environment and we support sustainable tourism. We put at your disposal all the necessary services to make the most of your stay.