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Arab Castle

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Address: Calle Calzada, 11690 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 12 November 2016
Barcelona, Spain
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 are spectacular. A must see!

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the entry door. He or she will let you in, and you let yourself out... More 

Thank Jonathan H
Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 kids, and was totally worth it. The brochure gives a nice bit of detail of... More 

Thank DTE-Sevilla
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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

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.

Thank anne3212015
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 

Thank Monda15
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.

Thank John G
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.

Thank JohnCracknell

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