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Explore a castle without hordes of fellow tourists

Had the place to ourselves in May, with great opportunities to use our imaginations. We parked at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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Call to the gift shop at the base of the castle. The lady will open the gate and you are free to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan W
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Calle Calzada, 11690 Olvera, Spain
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had the place to ourselves in May, with great opportunities to use our imaginations. We parked at free lot north of castle and walked up to entrance. Not much room for visitor cars above lot. Spiral staircase to top is a bit steep and narrow....More

Thank Grover42
Reviewed 1 week ago

Call to the gift shop at the base of the castle. The lady will open the gate and you are free to walk around the castle yourself. The views from the castle of Olvera are truly amazing.

Thank Alan W
Reviewed May 24, 2018

There is not all that much of the castle left and it is a steep climb up to the ruins on the crag above the town. An even steeper climb up to the topmost part of the castle tower itself. It is worth it though...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed May 23, 2018

We drove from Seville to Ronda and made a stop in Olvera for a few hours. Beautiful white hill town. Climb up the arab castle was rewarding with gorgeous views. It was a little chilly at the end of March and windy, but still very...More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed April 10, 2018

You'll have to walk uphill a bit to get to the castle, but it's not too bad if you are used to doing a bit of hiking every now and then. On the day we went, I think there was maybe one other family in...More

Thank LazyRose
Reviewed February 26, 2018

This was our first visit to Olvera - the castle is situated at the top of a very steep hill but it was definitely worth the effort. It was only 2 Euros to enter and this included a visit to the onsite museum so it...More

Thank PVWright
Reviewed February 17, 2018

It's not the Alhambra, in terms of design or decor, but it beats the Alcazar and Alhambra by a mile in that it is virtually unpopulated by other tourists and that it has stunning, 360 views of the region. One of our favorite experiences on...More

1  Thank frstynrth
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Well worth the climb both up to and inside for stupendous views around 360 * A visit here should not be missed

2  Thank logitrek
Reviewed October 5, 2017

The view from the castle is extraordinary. We had a warm and sunny morning in February and it was so beautiful!

1  Thank DeyaGrey
Reviewed August 13, 2017

The Arab Catle is nice but it takes a while to go up, expecially if it's hot. You have a good view of the Pueblo Blanco of Olvera from he Castle.

1  Thank Jacpuf
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