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Arab Castle

Calle Calzada, 11690 Olvera, Spain
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A Castle to Ourselves...

It's not the Alhambra, in terms of design or decor, but it beats the Alcazar and Alhambra by a mile... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Woodstock, Vermont
Much more interesting inside than outer view suggests

Well worth the climb both up to and inside for stupendous views around 360 * A visit here should... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
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  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Calzada, 11690 Olvera, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Well worth the climb both up to and inside for stupendous views around 360 * A visit here should not be missed

1  Thank logitrek
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The view from the castle is extraordinary. We had a warm and sunny morning in February and it was so beautiful!

1  Thank DeyaGrey
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Arab Catle is nice but it takes a while to go up, expecially if it's hot. You have a good view of the Pueblo Blanco of Olvera from he Castle.

1  Thank Jacpuf
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Price of admission €2.00 includes the museum. Get water for a hot day as it's a climb up many steep stairs. That castle sits on top of the rock. As castles go it's nothing to write home about, small and unfurnished but the views are...More

1  Thank Paul H
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

1  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

2  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

2  Thank Julia N
Reviewed 24 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

1  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).

1  Thank Felixstowe2016
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