Our travel guide to Olvera

Olvera, in the Sierra de Cádiz, is a mixture of styles from different cultures that make up a beautiful village crowned by a majestic castle. Its natural environment, location, culinary offer and activities are well worth a visit. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Olvera you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

The Roman Hippa or Hippo Nova, of Arab roots, is located at the foot of a cliff topped by its impressive castle. Declared a Historic Complex, its city centre presents an exquisite mix of Moorish heritage, popular architecture and monumental beauty, with its stately palatial façades.

The Barrio de la Villa sits on what was the primitive old town. The Arciprestal Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación and the castle, a 12th-century Muslim fortress that still retains walls, towers and the Tower Keep, make its way through its labyrinthine and marked wall canvases.

It is interesting to visit the Rock of Zaframagón, a natural reserve that houses one of the largest colonies of griffon vultures in Europe. You can also enjoy nature in the Sierra de Líjar or making the itinerary of the Vía Verde de la Sierra.

Main Activities: Nature, Active Tourism, Cuisine, Culture.
Content source: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Olvera

Olvera, in the Sierra de Cádiz, is a mixture of styles from different cultures that make up a beautiful village crowned by a majestic castle. Its natural environment, location, culinary offer and activities are well worth a visit. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Olvera you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

The Roman Hippa or Hippo Nova, of Arab roots, is located at the foot of a cliff topped by its impressive castle. Declared a Historic Complex, its city centre presents an exquisite mix of Moorish heritage, popular architecture and monumental beauty, with its stately palatial façades.

The Barrio de la Villa sits on what was the primitive old town. The Arciprestal Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación and the castle, a 12th-century Muslim fortress that still retains walls, towers and the Tower Keep, make its way through its labyrinthine and marked wall canvases.

Already on the outskirts we find the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Sanctuary and the Convent of Caños Santos. A visit to the “Olvera. La Frontera y los Castillos” Museum, located in the magnificent building of the Casa de la Cilla, will allow visitors to learn about the important role played by the sierra de Cádiz as a border in the Nasrid kingdom.

It is interesting to visit the Rock of Zaframagón, a natural reserve that houses one of the largest colonies of griffon vultures in Europe. You can also enjoy nature in the Sierra de Líjar or making the itinerary of the Vía Verde de la Sierra.

Main Activities: Nature, Active Tourism, Cuisine, Culture.
Content source: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Discovery Adventure Sports

Discovery Adventure Sports offers various services, which are carried out by qualified staff. What does DISCOVERY offer? Active tourism and adventure sports. Multi adventure, climbing, cable slides,...
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Discovery Adventure Sports


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Discovery Adventure Sports offers various services, which are carried out by qualified staff. What does DISCOVERY offer? Active tourism and adventure sports. Multi adventure, climbing, cable slides, orienteering, archery, team building games, hiking and canoeing, tours under full moon in canoes, paddle surfing, canyoning (Garganta Verde, Sima del Diablo, Tajo de Ronda, Buitreras, Río...
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Vía Verde de la Sierra de Cádiz

Vía Verde de la Sierra de Cádiz

The Sierra de Cádiz has a great offer of active tourism. Hiking and bike routes are some of the main activities of this type of tourism that you can practise in the Sierra de Cádiz. Therefore, the...
The Sierra de Cádiz has a great offer of active tourism. Hiking and bike routes are some of the main...
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Vía Verde de la Sierra de Cádiz


- Olvera, España
The Sierra de Cádiz has a great offer of active tourism. Hiking and bike routes are some of the main activities of this type of tourism that you can practise in the Sierra de Cádiz. Therefore, the Route of the Vía Verde de la Sierra is a must for the visitor. In this way, you...
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Apartamentos Turísticos Olvera
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Apartamentos Turísticos Olvera

Apartamentos Turísticos Olvera (Province of Cadiz, Andalusia) is located in the so-called Estación de Olvera. It was built in the 19th century as a connection to the railway line Jerez-Almargen,...
Apartamentos Turísticos Olvera (Province of Cadiz, Andalusia) is located in the so-called Estación de...
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Apartamentos Turísticos Olvera


- Vía Verde de la Sierra s/n, Estación de Olvera Olvera 11690
Apartamentos Turísticos Olvera (Province of Cadiz, Andalusia) is located in the so-called Estación de Olvera. It was built in the 19th century as a connection to the railway line Jerez-Almargen, but was never put into operation. At present, big part of the route is used for sport and tourist activities under the name “Vía Verde de...
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Vía Verde de la Sierra

Vía Verde de la Sierra

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...
The Vía Verde de la Sierra (Rail trails) is a spectacular 36-kilometre-long area conditioned for hiking,...
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Vía Verde de la Sierra


- Via Verde de la Sierra, Olvera, España
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...
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Sesca 09

The Via Verde de la Sierra in Cadiz runs along the old railway line Jerez-Almargen. It is about 36 km long and connects the towns of Puerto Serrano and Olvera. The tour or trail is ideal for cycling....
The Via Verde de la Sierra in Cadiz runs along the old railway line Jerez-Almargen. It is about 36 km long...
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Sesca 09


- Calle Estacion s/n Olvera 11690
The Via Verde de la Sierra in Cadiz runs along the old railway line Jerez-Almargen. It is about 36 km long and connects the towns of Puerto Serrano and Olvera. The tour or trail is ideal for cycling. So, Sesca 09 will provide you with everything you need, so you don’t have to bring your...
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Route of the White Villages

Route of the White Villages

The Route of the White Villages (Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos) connects different municipilaties in the Sierra de Cadiz. Whitewashed façades, a fascinating history with a past marked by the Moorish...
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Route of the White Villages


- Arcos de la Frontera, España
The Route of the White Villages (Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos) connects different municipilaties in the Sierra de Cadiz. Whitewashed façades, a fascinating history with a past marked by the Moorish period, arts and crafts and spectacular cuisine. The 19 villages that compose it deserve to be enjoyed calmly, so we have decided to divide...
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Peñon de Zaframagon

Peñon de Zaframagon

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...
Peñon de Zaframagon, in Olvera, is a place of great landscape interest. A dolomitic massif of about 584...
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Peñon de Zaframagon


- Olvera
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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Castle of Olvera
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Castle of Olvera

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...
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Castle of Olvera


- Castillo de Olvera, Plaza la Iglesia, Olvera, España
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...
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Ermita de los Remedios

Ermita de los Remedios

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...
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Ermita de los Remedios


- Santuario de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, Olvera, España
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...
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Iglesia Arciprestal Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación

Iglesia Arciprestal Nuestra Señora de la Encarnac...

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...
The Iglesia Arciprestal Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación Church is a neoclassical temple built between the...
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Iglesia Arciprestal Nuestra Señora de la Encarnac...


- Plaza la Iglesia, Olvera, España
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...
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