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Arab Castle

Address: Calle Calzada, Olvera, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Olvera
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

the castle is just marvellous, some demur, preferring their ruins to be thoroughly ruined- like in picture books. well, yes, they have certainly restored the castle with some zeal, why preserve in aspic? the castle is big enough for a good wander around, up crazy internal staircases and stairs that have people edging their way upwards backs pressed to the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

2 euros to visit castle and museum! Bargain. Few tourists around and liberal access to all parts of the fort. Spiral stairs to top of castle very squeezy but worth it for the panoramic 360 degree view around Orvela. Museum is all in Spanish but very informative and comprehensive outline of Moorish occupation of Spain if that sort of thing... More

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Olvera, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well worth the climb to the top. Check with the tourist office first - it is nearby. Then go right to the top - be prepared for some very small and steep steps. The view is great, and there are some interesting nooks and crannies in the castle. When you get down again go to El Tapir Despistado nearby -... More

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Olvera, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Fascinating castle in a beautiful town. Well worth a visit with beautiful views. Kids would love it but not for people who can't climb steep stairs.

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Tumwater, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

great view if you are in the area. Stop in and visit the El Tapir Despistado. Greeat little out of the way restaurant

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Stockport
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Probably 'over renovated' but to visit it is to see just how effective it would have been with massive views for 360 degrees. Dont miss the museum and ask for the one and only English translation account of the exhibits

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Beautiful castle and location. It also has a museum with lots of interesting bits and pieces in. A lot of steps but well worth it!

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Small village on a hilltop with winding streets with bars and restaurants. The weather was sunny and we were able to lunch on the terrace. Excellent. Welcoming owners and staff.

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Alhaurín el Grande, Andalucia, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

It's quite a long, strenuous climb (especially when it's raining!) but it is worth every bit of effort when you reach 'the summit'. The views are absolutely stunning - in spite of the fact that it was raining when we went - but, if you want to go o the top of the 'castle' then you must bring a torch... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

It's free to visit and the views are stunning. It's a terrible shame as the Spanish Govt were obviously pumping alot of money into the area and much renovation work was completed, only to be stopped midway due to the recession.

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