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Breathtaking views. Worth making the effort to visit

High location with fantastic views across the Town of Olvera. Limited car parking and access via... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic views

Visited this attraction today in a really beautiful spotless village called Olvera after visiting... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Vernon S
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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All reviews fantastic views worth the climb well worth a visit large church gift shop worth the effort english translation steep stairs pueblo blanco steps castle museum arab town ruins tourists euros
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High location with fantastic views across the Town of Olvera. Limited car parking and access via Plaza La Inglesia, next to the large church. After spending 2 euros and climbing very a very steep stairway up to the ruins, you are rewarded with breathtaking view....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kellor
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Visited this attraction today in a really beautiful spotless village called Olvera after visiting the fine church we visited the castle entrance €2 but only €1.80 for seniors that’s us! Lots of steps but well worth it great views over the village and the large...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Vernon S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We drove 50 minutes to get here and while roaming free in the castle remains is fun, it cost us a day of opportunity elsewhere (by the time we drove there an back and spent 1 hour at the castle and then explored town a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

When I finally visited this fortress, I was astonished at the majesty of the view. There's not much left from ancient times except the walls themselves, but the view does move the spirit.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ArtistGirl68
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Check reviews below how to get in. Not for people suffering vertigo. But it is also very pictoresque from outside and you get nice photos.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jusaja
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Grover42
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alan W
Reviewed 24 May 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robert E
Reviewed 24 May 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Paula B
Reviewed 11 April 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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