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Arab Castle

Calle Calzada, 11690 Olvera, Spain
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Worthwhile stop if you are in the area

We drove 50 minutes to get here and while roaming free in the castle remains is fun, it cost us a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jenny H
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Regensburg, Germany
Worth the 2 Euro and the climb

When I finally visited this fortress, I was astonished at the majesty of the view. There's not much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ArtistGirl68
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Olvera, Spain
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Calle Calzada, 11690 Olvera, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Jenny H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank ArtistGirl68
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank jusaja
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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.

Thank Alan W
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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

Thank Robert E
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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

Thank Paula B
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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

Thank LazyRose
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Reviewed 26 February 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
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Reviewed 18 February 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

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