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What to See in Olvera
Find out with TUDESTINO the best things to see in Olvera and the outskirts. Here you will have all the information to know what are the best places to see in Olvera and the most popular places to visit with the best recommendations and reviews. We are the only specialised website in the Province of Cádiz.
Olvera is a wonderful place due to its geographical location, since it is located in the Sierra de Cádiz. This town is located in the natural surroundings of the Peñón de Zaframagón, a natural site with great landscape importance.
In order to know the town centre, you can visit the different historical and religious buildings so that you know the history and culture of Olvera. One of them would be the emblematic Olvera Castle, built at the end of the 12th century as part of the defense system that the Nasrid kingdom of Granada had. This castle is of great cultural interest in the area.
You can also find remains of the Muslim wall on the streets.
As for the most representative religious building, you should visit the Arciprestal Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, which has great architectural value. You can also climb on foot to the Ermita de los Remedios Hermitage, one of the most important monuments of Olvera and a highly valued cultural point of interest.
In the surroundings of the monuments you will find the Barrio de la Villa, where you will go back 700 years ago when there was a Moorish Olvera.
Visit also the Peñón del Sagrado Corazón, in Plaza de Andalucía square. It stands out for the amount of vegetation and flora. Its access is made by stairs arranged in small terraces. There is a monument that crowns the rock: the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with outstretched arms.
There is a museum in Olvera called La Cilla that was used as a women’s prison. It is structured in two courtyards: the one that is open has its use as a museum and viewpoint. On the other side there is an old courtyard where palm trees are preserved and a well. Today it is used as an outdoor concert hall.
The Vía Verde de la Sierra stands out, a 36-kilometre area that was previously a railroad track. It is currently conditioned to carry out different activities.
On TUDESTINO we give you all the necessary information to discover the most beautiful spots of the Sierra de Cádiz.
The Vía Verde de la Sierra (Rail trails) is a spectacular 36-kilometre-long area conditioned for hiking, biking or horseback riding. It occupies an old railway line that has been prepared for recreational and educational use. From Puerto Serrano to Olvera, the rail trail offers infrastructure and facilities which make the visit easier. The old railway...
The Castle of Olvera was one of the defensive fortresses of the Nasrid kingdom of Granada throughout the province of Cádiz. These were distributed from here to the Strait of Gibraltar. It is unknown whether its origin was Muslim or earlier. However, it has been remodelled after the damage caused in the reconquest. It is...
The Iglesia Arciprestal Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación Church is a neoclassical temple built between the 18th and 19th centuries. It is located in Olvera (Province of Cádiz). It was built on an old mosque and a primitive Gothic church. You can see some remains where the baptismal font is located. The two façades to...
The Ermita de los Remedios Hermitage is one of the most important religious monuments in Olvera. In its vicinity the Romería del Lunes de Quasimodo (“Pilgrimage of Quasimodo’s Monday”) has been celebrated for three centuries. It is an 18th century baroque temple. The size of the 15th-century image of the Virgen de los Remedios stands...
Peñon de Zaframagon, in Olvera, is a place of great landscape interest. A dolomitic massif of about 584 metres high, it shares prominence with the cañón del Estrechón (“Estrechón canyon”), built over the centuries by the Guadalporcún riverbed. It is located within the route of the Vía Verde de la Sierra, formed by six towns...
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