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Arab Castle

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Address: Calle Calzada, Olvera, Spain

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This is the crown!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 are spectacular. A must see!

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the entry door. He or she will let you in, and you let yourself out... More 

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 kids, and was totally worth it. The brochure gives a nice bit of detail of... More 

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Devizes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

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Thank KerryDevizes
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Marbella, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Easy to find but having parked the car as close as possible it is a fairly steep walk to the castle. The ticket office is to the side of the entrance and is very good value at 2€ each. The main door is to the side and then you can walk up the steps to the top. There are beautiful... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a very lovely thing to do in the region. Note that the tourist information center, at the bottom of the castle, sells the ticket. It is closed between 2h00pm and 4h00 pm, so be aware. All three of our kids loved the visit even the little one who's 3. The view from the top of the castle is... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The Church and Castle can be seen for miles around and a climb up to the Moorish castle is a must, how did they build it [Christian slaves maybe] Its a bit of a climb but well worth it. Tourist office at the bottom. The church is lovely all nicely decorated. Both are accessed from the square around the church.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Olvera is a very interesting town we visited when staying near Ronda. The drive there is great with lovely countryside. The town itself has many beautiful features - in particular its church and Arabic castle.

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Cadiz, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This castle is perched on a rocky outcrop 623 metres above sea level. It's quite a climb to reach it in the first place and then a scary climb once in it if you don't have a head for heights. We visited on a really windy day and climbing the initial stairs we did so using our hands on the... More 

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