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Arab Castle

Calle Calzada, 11690 Olvera, Spain
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Visit to El Castillo de Olvear

My wife visited the castle as we were driving from Malaga to Sevilla. When we arrived there was... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Frank O
Walnut Creek, California
Fantastic views

The views from the castle are amazing. Definitely worth the 4 stars. It cost 2 euro to get in to... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
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Calle Calzada, 11690 Olvera, Spain
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

My wife visited the castle as we were driving from Malaga to Sevilla. When we arrived there was one couple already in the castle. We were let in and allowed to explore on our own. It was very peaceful. It really is incredible how this...More

Thank Frank O
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The views from the castle are amazing. Definitely worth the 4 stars. It cost 2 euro to get in to the castle. Information in english was very poor and when we bought our tickets noone told us there was a museum included in the price....More

1  Thank S_Smith354
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It is a bit of a hike up to the castle, however this monument is well worth a visit, if only for the panoramic 360 degree views. Excellent value at a €2 entrance fee which also includes a visit to the museum. If visiting I...More

1  Thank Julia N
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Whilst on a coach trip to Olvera we climbed to the top of the castle. It was a hard climb as many of the steps are very steep but it was all worth while to see the beautiful views from the top. The entrance fee...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The castle constructed at the end of 12th century, mostly in the 13th, giving the ability to communicate with other nearby castles through signals (e.g. reflecting light with mirrors).

Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Olvera is the known as the King of the White Villages and this is the crown! It is a treat to visit this lovely pueblo and the castle is worth the visit! Admission fees are low.... And the views of the town and surrounding countryside...More

Thank Citizens
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Reach this by a slow climb through narrowing lanes. At the church go through the archway to the right and into the reception (there are toilets there too). You can buy a ticket here and the attendant will take you back down the row to...More

1  Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 2 November 2016

It's a bit of a hike up a lot of steps, but totally worth it. We had kids as young as 4 and they had no problem. The views are breathtaking, the castle and the museum cost 2 euro for adults and 1 for the...More

Thank DTE-Sevilla
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wonderful view unless you suffer from vertigo. Dont forget to visit the museum which is included in your entrance fee

Thank KerryDevizes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Worth the effort to climb to the top of Castillo Arabe. The view is fantastic and only 2 euros to enter which includes the small museum.

Thank anne3212015
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