Olvera | Source: Texts: Patronato Provincial de Turismo. Photo: Andalucia.org
The Hippa or Hippo Nova Roman of Arabic roots are located at the foot of a cliff crowned by its impressive castle. Declared a historic group (conjunto historico), the town has an exquisite blend of Andalusian heritage, architecture and monumental beauty, with its stately palace facades.
The Barrio de la Villa is built on what was the original center of the old city. After its rambling stretches of wall paintings it makes its way to the Archpriest Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación and to the castle which is a Moorish fortress from the 17th century that still preserves walls, towers and the keep (Torre del Homenaje). On the outskirts are the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios and the Caños Santos Convent. A visit to the Olvera Museum “La Frontera y los Castillos”, located in the magnificent building of the Casa de la Cilla, will allow visitors to discover the important role played by the Cadiz mountains as a border in the Nasrid kingdom.
It is interesting to visit the Peñon de Zaframagón, Natural Reserve which houses one of the largest colonies of griffon vultures in Europe. You can also enjoy nature in the Sierra de Líjar or performing the route of the Via Verde de la Sierra.