Visita a Olvera
The start of the Pueblo Blancos Route, the city of Olvera is located about 15 km from us.
The hills surrounding Olvera are full of olive tree plantations that provide the best extraction of olive oils in Andalusia. In fact, in the last years it has received the award of the "Denominación de Origen de la Sierra de Cádiz", which is a standard that is recognised by participants; nearby towns like Setenil, Algonodales, Alcala del Valle, Torre Al-haquime etc.
The main monument of this city is itself. A phrase that exemplifies this reality is "OLVERA is a street, a churchand a castle, BUT what a street, what a church and what a castle!", for that reason Olvera was declared “A Protected Area of Artistic and Historical Importance” in 1983.
The two most important monuments are the church: Dominating the area, like the top of a pyramid, is Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación (the Parish of Our Lady of the Incarnation) next to the second important one the Arabic Castle. I was constructed at the end of 12th century, mostly in the 13th, on a strategic rock, giving the ability to communicate with other nearby castles through signals (e.g. reflecting light with mirrors).
Of great interest within the municipality is a large colony of Andalusian Leonado Vultures to be found within the natural reserve of the "Peñon de Zaframagón", a huge rock outcrop that is located 14 km to the northwest of the town centre.Website: www.360cities.net/image/olveracastle