Castillo de Olvera
Castillo de Olvera
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Alex S
Henderson, NV16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
One of the famous "white" towns of Andalusia near Ronda is definitely worth a visit if not a climb up to the Castillo and the Church of Neustra Señora de la Encarncion. We drove in but found out that streets in the town are sometimes too narrow to get through. Be careful! The church looks like it needs a paint job but when you go in there is the most beautiful Madonna looking down at her deceased and Holy son. Breathtaking especially if you are a Catholic. In addition I've never seen so many banners extolling the importance of Mary in daily life such as the "Reina del Rosario." (Queen of the rosary) Fascinating. Views from the Plaza del La Iglesia or castle are outstanding. A can't miss place.
Written May 19, 2023
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Maureen T
Tarifa, Spain200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is an excellent small castle from which there are stupendous 360 degree views. A small charge , 2€, is made for entry. The castle needs some information boards as much of the internal structure has vanished but despite the lack of explanations a very nice place to visit. Be aware there are many very steep rock stairs and few hand holds.
Written August 26, 2021
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Alexandra Odessa
Algeciras, Spain357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
This wonderfully preserved and taken care of Arab castle built by Christians in the XII century is a must for all those who loves pueblos blancos and it’s historical heritage. The entrance fee is just 2 euros and gives you access to the Castle itself that is really big and interesting and to the museum explaining the history and life of people in different centuries in the Castle. Dogs are allowed to join you !! :)The views are just spectacular. Don’t forget to visit neighboring village Setenil de las Bodegas famous for its dwellings built into rock !!
Written November 28, 2018
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ESVincent
Hong Kong, China1,119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
There are two places where the Castle is reviewed - see also Arab Castle. The short hand is that this is a magnificent place to go and see. Spectacular views, stunning architecture and an impossible location - how did they build it here. Magnificent but have a good head for heights..
Written December 27, 2019
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packcal
California1,321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Hike to the castle top is worthwhile. Narrow spiral staircase for the last 20 or so climbing steps. Worthwhile white village visit. Recommend.
Written April 4, 2019
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antiques223
New York City, NY1,289 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
We drove to Olvera along scenic, windy roads from Ronda. The town has an elongated Main Street and you should try to drive in as far as possible to get close to the base of the cathedral and fortress. Would recommend skipping the cathedral (rather expensive admission) and head straight to the Castillo. There is a small tourist kiosk where they will sell you a ticket and then unlock a door that gives you access to the fortress complex. It is a fun, relatively short walk upwards and the fort complex is quite extensive with amazing 360 views.
Written July 27, 2017
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KennewickTravelers
Kennewick, WA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
In addition to this well kept fortress high above the village and surrounding area, the associated museum is 5 stars for depicting the history of Andalucía.
Written April 20, 2023
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Don’t miss this place. Only two Euros per person to get in. Steep steps and not recommended for kids. Breathtaking views like you’ve never seen
Written September 10, 2019
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Pierre F
Uppsala, Sweden210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The visit to the fortress starts with a small museum which actually contains quite a lot - though a bit more on the history during Arab/Moorish times (many centuries) is merited. The castle/fortress itself is fascinating with gorgeous views.
Written April 21, 2019
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jusaja
Finland649 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Olvera is worth to visit and you'll see this impressive castle as well. I did not dear to go inside but from outside is ts definitely worth to see.
Written July 28, 2018
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